Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

List of Illustrations

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p. ix

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Preface

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p. xi

This book has been years in the making. Almost everyone in the fields of public administration, public policy, political science, conflict resolution, and public participation has at least a passing acquaintance with the term “collaborative...

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Acknowledgments

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p. xiii

We are deeply indebted to the scholars, practitioners, conveners, public managers, and others who care about public governance and who have worked tirelessly to lead, study, organize, and promote collaboration across boundaries. This book would not...

Part I: An Overview of Collaborative Governance

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Introduction: Stepping In—The Context for Collaborative Governance

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pp. 3-13

People have been working together to address shared problems since the beginning of civilization, and, over time, they have devised many ingenious ways of organizing to accomplish collective endeavors. One of the most successful organizational approaches...

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1. Collaborative Governance and Collaborative Governance Regimes

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pp. 14-36

“Collaborative governance” has become quite a buzzword in the world of twenty-first-century public administration and management. It is used both intentionally and casually to refer to all sorts of endeavors that involve working on public...

Part II: The Integrative Framework for Collaborative Governance

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2. Initiating Collaborative Governance: The System Context, Drivers, and Regime Formation

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pp. 39-56

Getting started can be the most difficult challenge for collaborative governance. As with all collective action problems, it is difficult to stimulate individuals to act beyond their immediate self-interest and work together on shared problems. It is particularly difficult...

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3. Collaboration Dynamics: Principled Engagement, Shared Motivation, and the Capacity for Joint Action

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pp. 57-80

In chapter 2, we described how collaborative governance regimes (CGRs) emerge and function within a system context and are energized by a combination of essential drivers. CGRs may arise slowly or precipitously, intentionally or organically, and with or without...

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4. Generating Change: Collaborative Actions, Outcomes, and Adaptation

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pp. 81-92

In chapter 3, we described collaboration dynamics as encompassing the interactive and iterative cycling of principled engagement, shared motivation, and the capacity for joint action, which respectively reflect the behavioral interactions, interpersonal relations...

Part III: Case Studies of Collaborative Governance Regimes

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5. Who Speaks for Toronto? Collaborative Governance in the Civic Action Alliance

Allison Bramwell

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pp. 95-119

Around the world, city-regions are facing increasingly complex urban policy challenges that cut across levels of government, municipal boundaries, and policy silos. As a result, local institutions and actor networks are reconfiguring urban policymaking to influence...

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6. Collaborative Governance in Alaska: Responding to Climate Change Threats in Alaska Native Communities

Robin Bronen

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pp. 120-135

Climate change is radically transforming Arctic ecosystems, threatening the habitability of the places where Alaska Native communities have lived for millennia. Several of these communities have decided that relocation is the only strategy that can protect...

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7. Power and the Distribution of Knowledge in a Local Groundwater Association in Guadalupe Valley, Mexico

Chantelise Pells

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pp. 136-156

Collaborative governance of groundwater resources in Mexico began in 1992 with the passage of the new National Water Law (Ley de Aguas Nacionales, LAN). The law required administrative decentralization to improve water use efficiency, and devised...

Part IV: Collaborative Governance Regimes

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8. Moving from Genus to Species: A Typology of Collaborative Governance Regimes

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pp. 159-179

The previous two parts of this book defined and illustrated collaborative governance regimes (CGRs) as vibrant configurations of collaboration dynamics that respond to system contexts and drivers, and result in actions, outcomes, and adaptation. Specifically...

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9. Assessing the Performance of Collaborative Governance Regimes

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pp. 180-206

Thus far in this book, we have described, illustrated, and categorized collaborative governance and collaborative governance regimes (CGRs). The growth in collaborative cross-boundary approaches to complex or seemingly intractable problems would...

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Conclusion: Stepping Back, Stepping Up, and Stepping Forward—Summary Observations and Recommendations

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pp. 207-228

We began this book by inviting people to step into the world of collaborative governance and collaborative governance regimes (CGRs). Throughout the chapters, we provided a broad overview of our integrative framework for collaborative governance...

Glossary

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pp. 229-232

References

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pp. 233-250

About the Authors and Contributors

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pp. 251-254

Index

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pp. 255-264