Fallstricke und Grenzen der Netzwerksteuerung
Schlagworte:Netzwerke, Staat, Stabilisierung, Koordination
In complex societies »The State« is loosing its role as central political regulation authority in many policy-areas it is assigned by the classical Theory of State. Political regulation (problem identification, analysis of problem interdependences, development of solutions, policy implementation and its control) is increasingly taking place in political networks in which a vast number of public institutions and private actors cooperate. These regulation mechanisms »between markets and hierarchies« can group and increase the society's problem-solving capacities. The article mainly focusses, however, on the limits of network regulation and shows that there is a»network failure« next to »state and market failure«. Seven problem dimensions are elaborated.