Governance Failure and Social Trust: Dispute over Building a Flood Prevention System

  • Marta Strumińska-Kutra


This case is about governance practices destroying social trust and about the lack of social trust destroying governance. It illustrates how public officials were unable to question the methods and goals of the planning process and eventually withdrew from problem-solving action, leaving the problem of anti-flood security unsolved.


Social trust Critical reflection Learning Failure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Strumińska-Kutra
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  1. 1.Kozminski UniversityWarsawPoland
  2. 2.VID Specialized UniversityOsloNorway

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