Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy
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Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy

Edited by David M. Konisky

A comprehensive analysis of diverse areas of scholarly research on U.S. environmental policy and politics, this Handbook looks at the key ideas, theoretical frameworks, empirical findings and methodological approaches to the topic. Leading environmental policy scholars emphasize areas of emerging research and opportunities for future enquiry.
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Chapter 19: Collaborative governance: from simple partnerships to complex systems

Meghan Klasic and Mark Lubell


Collaborative governance is promoted globally as a potential solution to resource dilemmas and institutional collective action problems. To date, most collaborative governance research has focused on simple partnerships studied in isolation from the broader complex policy systems in which they are embedded. This chapter argues that the analysis of collaborative governance must be expanded to the context of complex polycentric systems where diverse networks of stakeholders participate in an ecology of games involving interlinked collective action problems. We first review what existing research tells us about collaborative governance and simple partnerships, including the relationship to environmental outcomes. We then summarize the emerging research on how principles of collaborative governance can be expanded into the context of complex governance systems.

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