PBS reposts op-ed by Frank Zerunyan

Frank Zerunyan penned a column for PBS NewsHour, How Trump could shock a divided nation back to life as collaborator-in-chief. “Partnership, not conflict,” were the words spoken by President-elect Donald Trump during his acceptance speech. That collaborative approach is what my scholarship on good governance shows is required for effective public administration.  ….As an outsider,…

On civility and the true meaning of “politics” in an election year

A couple of months ago, I wrote a piece on partisanship in Puerto Rico and its detrimental effects on governance. In it, I mentioned how bipartisanship and cooperation is something that the U.S. needs as well. Nothing drives a wedge between people of different ideologies like an election year. What we are seeing so far…

Belief Change in an Evolving Environmental Policy Network (Full Video)

The Consortium on Collaborative Governance is a three university partnership that studies how public problems are being solved by sectors working together.

This event brings Adam Douglas Henry from the University of Arizona his talk is titled:

Belief Change in an Evolving Environmental Policy Network

Networks are an important part of the policy process, and in many realms of environmental policy, networks exercise an important influence on the ability of actors to synthesize information and learn to manage complex risks. According to the Advocacy Coalition Framework, the dynamics of policy network formation lead to structures exhibiting belief-oriented segregation—that is, a high correspondence between shared policy beliefs and voluntary collaborative relationships. This paper examines these dynamics using a reanalysis of data on policy beliefs and networking in U.S. environmental risk policy.

The Consortium on Collaborative Governance (CCG) is a partnership between USC Price, the University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy and the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs. The CCG sponsors faculty exchanges to encourage collaboration and cultivation of joint research projects on public-private-nonprofit collaboration, placing emphasis on collective choice processes and public service delivery.