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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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✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative Governance is the first book to offer solutions by demonstrating how government at every level can engage the private sector to overcome seemingly insurmountable problems and achieve public goals more effectively. John Donahue and Richard Zeckhauser show…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher In this book, “Tynesia Boyea-Robinson shares tools, ideas, and best practices from her years at Living Cities as well as her experience in the private and social sector.” “Just Change is a collection of stories and case studies…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Inter-Organizational Collaboration by Design examines how these types of collaborations can overcome barriers to innovate and rejuvenate communities outlining the factors and antecedents that influence successful collaboration. The book proposes a theoretical perspective for collaborators to adopt design…

“America’s cities are increasingly acknowledged as sites of renewal and economic opportunity — but how can city leaders facing physical and financial constraints harness this positive energy to create sustainable development? The story of Cleveland in the early 1980s provides the necessary roadmap. Mayor George…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Large-scale events, which are characterized by a dynamic complexity involving different national public administrations and institutional levels, require a special attention in selecting adequate project management and event management systems, and in designing and implementing multistakeholder management and…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The increased intelligence support required for the global war on terrorism has led to exponential growth in the private intelligence industry. The privatisation of intelligence has been particularly apparent in the USA, where public-private collaboration now permeates practically…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher The “Collaborative Governance” chapter in Handbook on Theories of Governance, edited by Christopher Ansell and Jacob Torfing provides “a summary of the salient questions and theories that frame both the study and the practice of collaborative governance. Through…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Collaborative approaches to governance are being used to address some of the most difficult environmental issues across the world, but there is limited focus on the challenges of practice. Leading scholars from the United States, Europe, and Australia…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Governments worldwide struggle to remove policy deadlocks and enact much-needed reforms in organizational structure and public services. In this book, Jacob Torfing explores collaborative innovation as a way for public and private stakeholders to break the impasse. These…