January 2010
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Collaboration: The New Default Setting

Friday, January 15, 2010

What is collaborative governance, and why do we care? In 2004, editors John Kamensky and Thomas Burlin quoted public management expert Russ Linden in their book Collaboration: Using Networks and Partnerships:Collaboration is about co-labor, about joint effort and ownership. The end result is not mine or yours, it is ours.

In their 2008 The Public Managerarticle The Challenge of Managing Across Boundaries, Mark Abramson and Alan Balutis asserted further that the federal government cannot accompl


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