Governance and Participation
Good governance goes beyond capacity, efficiency and accountability concerns and need to address contemporary forms of representation and participation. This includes the responsiveness of state and private institutions but also the institutional basis for vulnerable people to claim rights and services. CPS research examines how non-traditional policy actors shape policy processes, how implementation agencies consultative bodies combine state and non-state actors, and offer voice for vulnerable groups and how transnational advocacy networks influence policy development. Many projects look at these questions in the context of EU contribution to policy learning, not only in hard development projects such as the Cohesion Fund, but in the context of horizontal objectives such as inclusion and sustainability.