“Collaboration has emerged as a central concept in public policy circles in Australia and a panacea to the complex challenges facing Australia. But is this really the cure-all it seems to be? In this edited collection we present scholarly and practitioner perspectives on the drivers,

“This dissertation is an exploration of collaborative governance in municipal public administration, and the elements that successful collaborations have in common. For this dissertation, the term ‘successful’ means objectives sought after were achieved. As a foundational underpinning of this dissertation, I define collaborative governance as,

“As previous briefs in the Corridors of College Success Series have described, collective impact is a collaborative, place-based model for addressing common social problems (Kania & Kramer, 2011; Karp & Lundy-Wagner, 2015, 2016). Place-based efforts to provide wide-ranging social services date back to the settlement

“Successful social innovation at scale requires partners from the public, private, and social sectors to work together through flexible models that evolve to meet shifting requirements and address changing risks.”