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The success of sister-city partnerships between Dutch municipalities and a municipality in a CEEC, formalized between 1989-2000.

Boersma, F.B. (2015) The success of sister-city partnerships between Dutch municipalities and a municipality in a CEEC, formalized between 1989-2000.

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Abstract:This master thesis discusses the success of sister-city partnerships between Dutch municipalities and a municipality in a CEEC, formalized between 1989-2000. The main research question is: “To what extent did sister-city partnerships in the Netherlands, which were formalized between 1989-2000 with a CEEC, reach the anticipated effects and which factors explain the differences between the anticipated and actual effects?”. In order to answer this question, a programme evaluation is conducted, including a survey which is sent out to 16 respondents. Results of the research are different from what was expected based on the literature review. Specifically the focus and main reason to engage in municipal twinning for partnerships that were formed between 1989-2000 differ. Expected factors explaining the difference between the anticipated and actual effects of these partnerships were mostly non-influential. One particular municipality stands out, which is most likely caused by its independent way of operating.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Unknown organization, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68346
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