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Friends, Enemies, or Strangers? On Relationships between Public and Private Sector Service Providers in Hybrid Forms of Governance

24 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2011  

Jeroen van der Heijden

Associate Professor, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet); Associate Professor, Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam

Date Written: July 2011

Abstract

Hybrid forms of governance receive special attention in literature on regulatory reforms. It is often assumed that a combination of public and private sector involvement in a regulatory regime is superior to “pure public” or “pure private” regimes. By paying close attention to such hybrids, this article finds that hybrids have two key dimensions: first, the “amount” of public and private sector involvement in a hybrid, and second, the relationship between these sectors. Contrary to the former dimension, the latter hardly receives any attention in scholarship. This article addresses that knowledge gap. It introduces a typology of hybrids based on these two dimensions. A brief case study is introduced to discuss the value of the focus on relationships between public and private sector service providers.

Suggested Citation

van der Heijden, Jeroen, Friends, Enemies, or Strangers? On Relationships between Public and Private Sector Service Providers in Hybrid Forms of Governance (July 2011). Law & Policy, Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 367-390, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1870730 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9930.2011.00344.x

Jeroen Van der Heijden (Contact Author)

Associate Professor, School of Regulation & Global Governance (RegNet) ( email )

Australian National University
Building #8
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

Associate Professor, Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam ( email )

Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

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