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Collaborative Governance - Collaboration is an essential tool in an increasingly interconnected world. We examine how collaborative govern...
Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts - The rapid growth of industry and the intense competition for natural resources
International and Intra-state Conflicts - We strive to understand
the transformation of largescale destructive conflicts involving...
Weathering Extremes: African Environmental Politics in a Destabilized World, a virtual symposium, took place over Zoom on May 26 and 27. It was co-sponsored by PARCC and the Research Committee on Environment and Society (RC24) and the International Sociological Association.
Prof. Farhana Sultana recently wrote an op-ed in The Hill, based on her recent publication that undertook a feminist analysis of the overlapping crises of climate change and the covid-19 pandemic and what policy-makers should do. It is available at this link.
Dr. Becca Farnum and the NAT/GEO 300 Community invited the community to "Climates of Resistance: Environmental Racism and Collective Action" Spring 2021 Showcase, on Thursday 20 May, 11am Eastern on Zoom. It was an end-of-semester celebration featuring student research and artwork. Highlights include:• “Climates of Resistance: Raise Your Voice” Music Video Premiere• “We All Have a Train Story”: Cultural Exchange & Colonial Infrastructure• “Climates of Resistance” Virtual Gallery: Exhibit Launch & Artist TalkbackWe'd love to see you, and hear your thoughts on our work! Details: https://sites.google.com/view/climates-of-resistance/showcase
The 49th Annual Summer Institute. Registration began April 7th for summer courses. This summer will mark the 49th anniversary of PARCC's Summer Institute. We are offering 4 courses: ANT 424/624 Negotiation: Theory and Practice, PST 420/SOS 620 Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Skills, PST 400/SOS 600 Organizing for Power: Building Effective Social Movements, and PAI 730 Managing Environmental Conflict and Collaboration. Current SU students can register through MySlice, Non-matriculated students can register through University College.
Prof. Lou Kriesberg recently wrote two commentary pieces about current events "Ways to Advance Equal Justice in America" and "Advancing Black Equity in America". Both pieces appear on PARCC's Conflict and Collaboration blog. His recent writings can also be found on Muck Rack.
Prof. Jok Madut Jok recently wrote an editorial for Kenya's Nation newspaper. It is about the current situation in Ethiopia. It is titled, "Who will blink first to save Ethiopia from totally ruining itself by its own hands?"
Louis Kriesberg participated in The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference, a virtual event, November 23-26, 2020. His presentation, “Managing COVID-19 Impacts on Social Trust in the USA,” was on the panel: “Social Trust and Political Practices in the New Normal.” His panel was on November 24 at 10:30 p.m.
Prof. Purser named Motonna Professor. PARCC Faculty Associate Prof. Grechen Purser has been named the Ralph E. Montonna Professor at the Maxwell School for the 2020-2021 academic year. This endowed professorship recognizes her contributions to undergraduate teaching. Prof. Purser is also the Research Director of the PARCC Advocacy and Activism Research Group.
Few – if any –
public policy problems can be addressed effectively by a single government
agency working alone. Indeed, our current policy challenges, whether
environmental, economic, educational, or otherwise, necessitate “collaborative
governance,” a term used to indicate the practice of bringing together multiple
stakeholders in mutual forums to engage in decision making about problems that
cannot be solved or easily solved by single organizations acting alone.
centers on building the world’s first large-n database on
collaborative governance that spans and connects multi-level quantitative and
qualitative data on structures, processes, inputs, outputs, and outcomes. Once
built, the Atlas will contain “entries” about the use of collaborative
governance in numerous locations and policy areas. This will allow scholars to
conduct – for the first time ever – large scale, comparative empirical
analyses, which has profound implications for research, practice, and policy.
Due to public health concerns around COVID-19, all in-person public events are postponed or canceled until further notice.
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Louis Kriesberg - Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Maxwell
Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, and founding director of the
Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (1986–1994), all at
Syracuse University, NY.