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Collaborative Environmental Management by Craig W. Thomas, Cassandra Moseley, Katrina Smith Korfmacher, JoAnn Carmin, Toddi A. Steelman, Tomas M. Koontz

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CHAPTER 8

GOVERNMENT AS ACTOR AND AS INSTITUTION

Collaboration has become a popular idea touted by governmental and nongovernmental actors alike as a means to foster better environmental management through decentralization and public involvement. Although numerous studies have focused on collaborative environmental management, none have explored systematically the role of government in these processes. The six case studies of environmental planning processes and outcomes presented in this book provide greater insight into collaborative environmental management. Using a consistent set of factors to guide this inquiry, the case chapters explored how government as actor and as institution affected collaborations across situations where government ...

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