Transitiemanagement en duurzame ontwikkeling: co-evolutionaire sturing in het licht van complexiteit
(Transition management and sustainable development: co-evolutionary governance in view of complexity)
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This article presents a promising governance framework for 'persistent societal problems', based on the concept of transition management. This framework is based on the common notions from complexity theory and new forms of governance, that are folded into a new management paradigm. This management paradigm starts from complexity and uncertainty as drivers of societal innovation, not as obstacles that have to be fully controlled. Essential feature of transition management is the explicit coupling of content and process. The analysis (based on the presented analytical concepts) determines the transition management process: the management possibilities and instruments that are employed with regard to the presented management framework. The framework entails goals, activities, instruments and competences for the strategic, tactical and operational level. Which activities and actors are being involved depends on the phase of the transition.