Collaborative Governance

Chris Ansell

in The Oxford Handbook of Governance

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560530
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Collaborative Governance


This article focuses on collaborative governance, a strategy used in planning, regulation, policy making, and public management to coordinate, adjudicate, and integrate the goals and interests of multiple stakeholders. It discusses the types of collaborative governance, identifies the factors contributing to collaborative success, and considers collaborative governance as democratic reconstruction. The article concludes that regulatory negotiation helps stakeholders achieve agreements in complex disputes, and that one of the most important benefits of a collaborative approach to regulation is that it produces higher stakeholder satisfaction and more learning than conventional approaches.

Keywords: collaborative governance; policy making; public management; democratic reconstruction; regulatory negotiation; stakeholder satisfaction

Article.  5828 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy

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