Governance pp 203-289 | Cite as

Governance of Hessian °communities°

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Community comes from Latin “communis”, which means common, mutual exchange among each other. °Community° is an evolutionarily developed notion574 like °family° that is a fundamental part of the lifeworld and forms the basis for implementing the German democratic °state°.575 It refers to a group of actors who share a common place of living that is a geographically defined political entity. Actors who adopt a certain notion of °community° are called citizens. As a manifestation of the more comprehensive lifeworld, °community° actors who have adopted a shared °community° notion have a specific identity, language, (micro-) culture, and tradition. The most usual type of °community° notions are referred to by actors as municipality, city, town, suburb, etc. Its ‘BoundariesNR’ are geographically exactly defined, which enables citizens to identify with their notion and differentiate themselves from other neighbouring °communities°.576 °Community° notions resolve local issues and problems and thus facilitate the creation and implementation of higher layers of recursion. In this case, the °community° notion refers to a German city or town with less than five thousand inhabitants somewhere in the state of Hesse.


Channel Capacity Community Resident Community Council Systemic Topic Systemic Contribution 
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