Institutional arenas may be regarded as the context in which actors ‘interact’ in policy processes (Ostrom et al. 1994). In this sense they shape the ‘playing ﬁeld’ for political leaders, community actors and other participants. The institutional rules that set the arena both provide and restrict participants’ possibilities to interact. They provide the actors with a set of behavioural alternatives and thus shape (but do not determine) their actions.
|Title of host publication||Legitimacy and Urban Governance|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Cross-National Comparative Study|
|Editors||Hubert Heinelt, David Sweeting, Panagiotes Getimis|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 17 May 2006|
|Name||Routledge studies in governance and public policy|
Klok, P. J., Coenen, F. H. J. M., & Denters, S. A. H. (2006). Institutional conditions for complementarities between urban leadership and community involvement. In H. Heinelt, D. Sweeting, & P. Getimis (Eds.), Legitimacy and Urban Governance: A Cross-National Comparative Study (pp. 265-285). (Routledge studies in governance and public policy; No. 9). London: Taylor & Francis.