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Consortium on Collaborative Governance

As part of the Center’s Collaborative Governance program, the Consortium on Collaborative Governance (CCG) is a partnership between the University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy, the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy, and the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington in Seattle. This unique partnership focuses research on public-private-nonprofit collaboration, placing emphasis on collective choice processes and public service delivery. Research on collaborative governance also opens up opportunities for public management scholars to collaborate with those from other social science fields and disciples.

Faculty Exchanges

The CCG sponsors faculty exchanges among the schools to encourage collaboration and cultivation of joint research projects within the consortium. An abbreviated list of recent faculty presentations are listed below:

Anthony Bertelli (USC)

  • Measuring the Attitudes of Federal Executives Across Agencies and Time @UW, January 2012

Raphael Bostic (USC)

  • Making the Known, Known @UA, February 2014

Laura Evans (UW)

  • Government to Government?: Understanding State-Indigenous Relations in the US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand @USC, September 12, 2013

Nicole Esparza (USC)

  • How the Spatial Concentration of Anti-poverty Nonprofits Can Explain Sector Size @UW February 2010
  • The Influence of Network Dynamics on Performance and Governance in Federally Funded Service Networks @ UA, April 2012

Elizabeth Graddy (USC)

  • The Consequences of Partner Selection in Public-Private Service Delivery Collaborations, 2007

Adam Douglas Henry (UA)

  • Belief Change in an Evolving Environmental Policy Network @USC March 2015

Joaquin Herranz (UW)

  • The ABCs of Self-reinforcing Processes in Network Resiliency @USC, February 24, 2014

Brinton H Milward (UA)

  • Governance, Privatization, and Systemic Risk @ UW, February 2009
  • Dark Network Resilience @ USC, February 2006

Craig Smith (UA)

  • Predicting Relational Governance in the Public Sector @USC February 2011

Craig Thomas (UW)

  • The Effects of Public Policy Tools on Collaborative Partnerships @USC April 2012



Next Generation of Collaborative Governance Research
CCG Emerging Scholars Workshop

February 22-24, 2019

The Consortium on Collaborative Governance (CCG) is hosting this workshop to advance research on collaborative governance within the public administration field by connecting outstanding emerging scholars with each other and with senior scholars.  The workshop will be an opportunity for emerging scholars to receive intensive feedback on work in progress from their peers and senior scholars.


Consortium on Collaborative Governance Doctoral Conference

April 8-10, 2009
University of
The CCG held a Doctoral Conference at the University of Southern California. 16 doctoral students from the three partner universities and several other leading universities in the country presented their research during this conference about emergent research in collaborative governance.

Consortium on Collaborative Governance Mini-Conference

April 10-12, 2008
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica, CA

Electronic Hallway

Administered by the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington, the Electronic Hallway serves as an online repository of quality teaching cases and other curriculum materials for faculty who teach public administration, public policy, and related fields. Many cases include teaching notes or other resources created by experienced teachers. Cases are available in numerous policy and management areas, including economic development, education, environment and land use, human services, international affairs, nonprofits and philanthropy, state and local government, utility and transit, and urban and regional affairs. For more information, please see:




For more information on the Consortium on Collaborative Governance, please contact:

University of Arizona, School of Government and Public Policy:
Keith Provan [email protected]

Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington
Craig Thomas [email protected]

University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy:
Shui Yan Tang [email protected]


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