Final Discussion

  • Sander V. Meijerink
Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 17)


This chapter contains a reflection on the research process and results, and recommendations for further research. In the Sections 10.2 and 10.3 successively the methodological and theoretical choices that were made in this research are evaluated. Subsequently, in Section 10.4 the experiences with doing international research are discussed. Section 10.5 contains an evaluation of the research results. Section 10.6 concludes this chapter with some recommendations for further research.


Single Case Study Methodological Choice Policy Network International Issue Final Discussion 
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    LeMarquand (1977), Faure and Rubin (1993), Durth (1996).Google Scholar
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    An interesting example of a hypothetico-deductive study of decision making on international river issues is the research of Dieperink (1997).Google Scholar
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    For a discussion on the status of the theory on policy networks, see Klijn and Koppenjan (1997), Pröpper (1997), and Klijn and Koppenjan (1997a).Google Scholar
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    See Klijn and Koppenjan (1997).Google Scholar
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    For example Axelrod (1984), Caldwell (1988, 1990), Frey (1993), LeMarquand (1977), Martin (1995), and Marty (1997).Google Scholar
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    See Section 4.6.Google Scholar
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    The author attended several meetings of RIZA-AMINAL, the workshop ISG-DES, a meeting of the Working group of the Western Scheldt, and several international conferences where international Scheldt issues were discussed.Google Scholar
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    As regards the use of network concepts in an international context, the author only knows about the work of Soeters (1993). In his research, however, the focus is on the (change of) network characteristics, rather than on the course of decision making on specific issues.Google Scholar
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    Suykens (1995), Strubbe (1988a and b).Google Scholar
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    Planchar (1993).Google Scholar
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    Ovaa (1991).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sander V. Meijerink
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  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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