Title

Collaborative Governance: Principles, Processes, and Practical Tools

ISBN

9780367776060

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

5-2021

Subjects

Political planning, Public-private sector cooperation, Public administration -- Citizen participation, Public administration -- Decision making

Abstract

Traditional governance, even when it is functioning effectively and fairly, often produces clear winners and clear losers, leaving smoldering resentments that flare up whenever there is a shift in the balance of power. Over the past two and a half decades, a new style of governance has arisen to disrupt some of that winner-takes-all dynamic, offering parties a means to collectively navigate their interests in a highly focused and democratic way. Collaborative Governance is the first true textbook on the topic, presenting a solid grounding in relevant theory while also focusing on case studies, process design, and practical tools. While existing books on collaborate governance focus on environmental and natural resource conflict resolution, this book also draws on case studies involving collaborative, community-based project implementation and cases that focus on human services and social equity. Bringing together theory and tools from the fields of negotiation and mediation, as well as political science and public administration, this book introduces students and practitioners to the theory of collaborative governance in the context of practical applications. Coverage includes: A connection of the practices of collaborative governance with the field's theoretical underpinnings Tools for students and practitioners of collaborative governance-as well as public administrators and other possible participants in collaborative governance processes-to discern when collaborative governance is appropriate in politically complex, real-world settings A roadmap for students, practitioners, and process participants to help them design-and effectively participate in-productive, efficient, and fair collaborative governance processes An exploration of constitutional democracy and the ways in which collaborative governance can be used as a tool in building a more just, fair, and functional society. Collaborative Governance is an ideal primary textbook in public administration, planning, and political science courses, as well as a jargon-free primer for professionals looking to learn more about the theory and practice of this important field.

Coverage includes:

  • A connection of the practices of collaborative governance with the field’s theoretical underpinnings;
  • Tools for students and practitioners of collaborative governance—as well as public administrators and other possible participants in collaborative governance processes—to discern when collaborative governance is appropriate in politically complex, real-world settings;
  • A roadmap for students, practitioners, and process participants to help them design—and effectively participate in—productive, efficient, and fair collaborative governance processes;
  • An exploration of constitutional democracy and the ways in which collaborative governance can be used as a tool in building a more just, fair, and functional society.

Collaborative Governance is an ideal primary textbook in public administration, planning, and political science courses, as well as a jargon-free primer for professionals looking to learn more about the theory and practice of this important field.

Rights

© 2021 Taylor & Francis

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/36970

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