224 pages | 42 B/W Illus.
This book takes a practical approach to understanding and describing collaborative governance for resolving environmental problems. It introduces a new collaborative governance assessment model and recognizes that collaborations are a natural result of organizations converging around complex issues. Rather than identifying actors by their type of organization, the actors are identified by the type of role they play. This approach is aligned with how individuals and organizations interact in practice, and their dependance on collaborations to solve emerging environmental problems. The book discusses real cases with governance issues and creates new frameworks for collaborations.
Introduction. Dissecting Collaborative Governance. The DNA of Collaborative Governance, Taking a Governance Style "Personality Test". Comparing Governance Footprints. Governance Frameworks. Becoming Collaborative Governance Literate. The Demand for Collaborations. Silos and Tame Problems. Emergence of Wicked Problems. Inter-Connected Society. Collaborations and Wicked Problems. How Collaborations Evolve. Putting Collaborative Ecosystems Together, Collaborative Objectives and the "Point of Service". Intra-Organizational Assessments. Inter-Organizational Assessments. Choose Tools of Convergence. Decide Collaboration Model. Complete Framework Template. Reading the Governance Dashboard. Analyzing Collaborative Ecosystem. Conclusion.