Collaborative Governance in Theory and Practice

  title={Collaborative Governance in Theory and Practice},
  author={Christopher Ansell and Alison Gash},
  journal={Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory},
  • C. AnsellA. Gash
  • Published 17 October 2007
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Over the past few decades, a new form of governance has emerged to replace adversarial and managerial modes of policy making and implementation. Collaborative governance, as it has come to be known, brings public and private stakeholders together in collective forums with public agencies to engage in consensus-oriented decision making. In this article, we conduct a meta-analytical study of the existing literature on collaborative governance with the goal of elaborating a contingency model of… 

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