Profiles citizen collectives and public officials

In collaboration with the NWO Smart Governance programme and the Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB), RePolis has developed statements on the ideal governance relationship between local governments and citizen collectives. As the relation between collectives and local governments is far from crystalized, we wonder which form of governance is appropriate and desired by the involved actors. The statements are based on four different theoretical perspectives. While the first perspective emphasizes the rule of law, the second perspective emphasizes performance measurement. The third perspective focusses on collaboration and the fourth perspective on support. From the sorting of these statements by municipal officials and initiators of civic collectives a number of profiles arise that show, for example, that officials who are positively skewed towards supporting collectives are outright negative about performance measurement. We will apply this Q-Sorting procedure in different domains to see the similarities and differences.