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C. Global & Local Governance

Panel Title The Practice of Collaborative Governance in Asia
Chairs Pan Suk Kim, Yonsei University, pankim@gmail.com
Panel Description This panel’s theme is the practice of collaborative governance.

Collaborative governance is now a popular term encompassing extensive literatures on networks, partnerships, citizen and stakeholder engagement, and consensus building. We could use the term “collaborative governance” or “collaborative public management” interchangeably. It is a concept that describes the process of facilitating and operating in multi-organizational arrangements to solve complex problems that cannot be easily solved by a single organization; and collaborative management means to co-labor, to cooperate to achieve common goals, working across boundaries in multisector relationships (Agranoff and McGuire, 2003; Henton et al., 2006). Collaborate governance shifts the focus from traditional hierarchies to a broad range of networks and the shift toward collaborative governance is more than just a shift in scholarly discourse and it is clear at all levels of government that collaborative governance is being embraced in practice. Collaborative governance research is flourishing and there have been many literatures that have contributed to the conceptual development of collaborative governance, but there are not many literatures on the practical application of collaborative governance. In fact, the practical concern of how to do collaborative governance is really important. Therefore, this panel will deal with both theoretical development of collaborative governance and the practical concerns of how to do collaborative governance in a feasible manner (McGuire, 2006; Morse, 2011).

Topical Issues on Collaborative Governance include: collaborative structures or effective framework for collaborative governance, feasible collaboration process and dynamics, rule for collaboration, power distribution in collaborative governance process, breaking down silos and effective communication mechanism for collaborative governance, collaborative management skills, incentive mechanisms for collaboration, risks and limitations of collaborative governance, accountability model of collaborative governance, the challenge of collaborative governance, wicked problems and knowledge challenges, and lessons of success and failure of collaborative governance.