Bots, P.W.G. and N. Frantzeskaki: Nego: A conceptual model to reflect on negotiations in public policy development, pp. 187-190. In: Proceedings of the Group Decision and Negotiation International Conference. [s.l.]: Universitaetsverlag Karsruhe, 2006. Eds.: S. Seifert and C. Weinhardt. International Proceeding (Refereed)
Public policy making is by its very nature a negotiation process in which a variety of stakeholder representatives search for acceptable compromises between a range of often conflicting interests. Ideally, this negotiation process results in a feasible, viable and consensus-based policy action, but policy development processes are highly complex and proceed in fits and starts. The conceptual model we propose in this paper is intended to facilitate structured reflection on policy negotiations and to provide handholds for process design, hence its name: Nego – an allusion to the famous construction toy.