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Whether you’re working on a local collective impact initiative or a national public-private partnership; whether you’re a practitioner or a researcher; whether you’re looking for basics or a detailed look at a particular topic, our Resource Library can help you find the information and tools you need for your cross-sector thinking and practice. The Library — which includes resources from research organizations, advisory groups, training organizations, academic centers and journals, and other sources — spans issue areas, sectors, and partnership types.

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“Multi-level and collaborative governance are multifaceted concepts grounded in several academic disciplines, government orientations, and community-level experiences. This diverse foundation provides a rich and complex canvass for constructing and operationalizing ‘governance’. The fluid and organic definition of governance contributes to the diversified origins of the…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Facilitators that use a collaborative governance approach are regularly pushed, mandated, or naturally desire to achieve broad inclusion of stakeholders in collaborations. How to achieve such inclusion is an important but often overlooked aspect of implementation. To fully realize…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher This book by Carmen Sirianni, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, looks at citizen engagement and collaborative governance: “The health of American democracy ultimately depends…

“This Article describes the map of statutory administrative law through those cross-cutting statutes that apply generally to all federal agencies. It argues that each major statute represents a balance among five fundamental values in the relationship between the government and the governed, a balance struck…

✴︎Available only with purchase from publisher “Purpose: This paper aims to explore how existing collaborative governance arrangements in the context of corporate responsibility (e.g. the Global Reporting Initiative and Social Accountability 8000) need to collaborate more directly in order to enhance their impact. The objective…

✴︎Available only with purchase from publisher “In recent years, a growing number of scholars have urged greater intellectual effort regarding the outcomes, or impacts, being produced, or not produced by collaborative governance arrangements. Some progress has been made with ‘process’ and ‘social’ outcomes, outcomes affecting…

“There has been considerable interest among Public Administration scholars in collaborative public management and governance. However, there is a need for conceptual analysis of the two terms which share common aspects and differ essentially in scope and substance. We found that collaborative public management has…

“A key issue in the literature on collaborative governance has been the question of how to ensure the responsiveness of the system to the general public interest as well as to specific underrepresented interests. In particular, it is unclear whether or not the self-organizing nature…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Current theories of community-based collaborative governance arrangements rely on the presence (or absence) of certain antecedent community conditions as well as incentives for institutional change deriving from the sociopolitical and economic environment. The combination of antecedent conditions and…

✴︎Available only with purchase from publisher “Both for its technological and institutional innovations and for its history of conflicts, California’s water system has been one of the most observed in the world. This article and this Special Issue on the CALFED Bay-Delta Program continue in…