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Fad or Future- PhotoCollaboration as a Management and Leadership Strategy for Local Governments- Fad or Future? (Government Finance Review, August 2014)- Former PARCC Director Rosemary O'Leary and PARCC Director Catherine Gerard. A survey of local government managers found that 86 percent of respondents said that collaboration was one of their management and leadership strategies, and most were cautiously optimistic about its possibilities.The survey of 1,400 local government administrators across the United States asked them to share their thoughts about their collaboration experiences. This article highlights the most significant findings - that local government officials perceive the advantages of collaboration to include economic benefits, better public services, relationship building, better ideas, and greater buy-in, or employee management.

 
 Think Tank 2.0- Ya Li 2014Think tank 2.0 for Deliberative Policy Analysis (Policy Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s11077-014-9207-4)- Ya Li, PARCC Faculty Associate and Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Public Management at Beijing Institute of Technology.  Deliberative policy analysis (DPA) is one of the significant developments in the trend of post-positivist policy analysis. However, the question of how to practice is a thorny issue hindering its development and dissemination. More particularly, the organizational aspect for the practice of DPA has never been well explored. Taking an organizational perspective, this article proposes a novel concept of ‘‘think tank 2.0’’ (TT2.0), which is designed to host deliberative analysts and to integrate the policy inquiry with public participation, deliberation, and dispute resolution. 

 

Urban Agriculture, Social Economy and Food Policy (Basler Zeitung, October 2014) Isidor Wallimann, Visiting Scholar at PARCC and president of the Swiss nonprofit “Urban Agriculture Basel” was featured in Baseler Zeitung, a local Swiss newpaper, explaining how urban gardening increases citizen learning and awareness of social economies and nutrition policies.

 
Great Sustainability ChallengeThe Great Sustainability Challenge (Revolve Magazine, March 2014) - Isidor Walliman, PARCC Visiting Scholar, latest publication which states that the balance between society and nature is askew. The age of industrialization and the subsequent era of consumerism are large culprits for pollution and the degradation of the environment. Human activity on Earth has undeniably affected the planet and has contributed colossal levels of carbon emissions that are pushing global temperatures to keep rising. Significant ecological risks to human survival may result from not taking more pressing action. Governments have a role to play in moving more rapidly and effectively towards more sustainable practices – “how to be more sustainable?” is a question that must be integrated in all decision-making processes. 
 

Wallimann- Real Utopias Social and Solidarity Economy for Sustainable Development: Its Premises – and the Social Economy Basel Example of Practice (International Review of Sociology, DOI: 10.1080/03906701.2014.894345) – Isidor Wallimann, PARCC Visiting Scholar, has published an article based on “Real Utopias: An Example of Contemporary Practice from Switzerland,” presented through the Conversations in Conflict Studies series. Real Utopias usually are based on much idealism and commitment. In one way or another, they aim to transform the status quo to signal directions of change and to prepare for significantly new social and economic ways of life. Real Utopias could be seen as "sociotopes" — in analogy to "biotopes" that signal and prepare alternatives to a world of biological monocultures. Yet, is idealism and commitment enough to build Real Utopias? What might be some criteria and methods for building Real Utopias?

 

Post-Soviet Affairs

" Police Reform in Russia: The Policy Process in a Hybrid Regime " – Brian Taylor’s new article (Post-Soviet Affairs 2013), based on research funded through a PARCC minigrant, presents a case study of Russia's policy enactment process.

 
Navigating Complex Trade-Offs

"Navigating Complex Trade-Offs in Conservation and Development: An Integrative Framework" – Paul Hirsch has co-authored an article in Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies that presents a framework for fostering productive engagement among researchers and practitioners grappling with highly complex problems.


ICM Municipal Yearbook 2013 "Collaborative Governance and Leadership: A 2012 Survey of Local Government Collaboration" – Rosemary O’Leary and Catherine M. Gerard have published an article in ICMA’s Municipal Year Book 2013. Today’s local government managers are working in a landscape where efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery require new approaches. One such approach is collaboration. Members of the U.S. Senior Executive Service were surveyed in 2010 on their use of collaboration as a management strategy. That survey was tailored to local government managers for a 2012 survey to learn more about why and how local governments are collaborating. This article highlights the preliminary findings.

 

Peace Studies Journal logo“Educating for Constructive Conflict Transformation” – Louis Kriesberg has published an article in Peace Studies Journal (vol. 6 no. 2, 2013) focusing on how conflicts, when conducted well, can contribute to achieving peaceful societies and peaceful international relationships.

 

Skill Set of the Successful Collaborator “The Skill Set of the Successful Collaborator,” Public Administration Review 72 (s1): 70–83 (November/December 2012). Rosemary O’Leary, Yujin Choi, and Catherine Gerard have published an article focusing on members of the U.S. Senior Executive Service who choose collaboration as a management strategy to increase performance and, in particular, their views of the skill set of a successful collaborator.

 

PAR Cover"Putting the ‘Public’ Back in Public Values Research: Designing Participation to Identify and Respond to Values" -  Tina Nabatchi, Asst. Professor of Public Administration, has published an article in Public Administration Review Volume 72, Issue 5. Read the abstract online.

 

Publications (IMAGE 4) Public Administration Review, Supplement to Volume 66 - Special Issue on Collaborative Public Management. Sponsored by the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration Collaborative Governance Initiative. Guest Editors: Rosemary O'Leary, Lisa Blomgren Bingham and Catherine Gerard. Link to PAR Special Issue

 

Publications (IMAGE 5)International Public Management Journal, Volume 10, Number 1, 2007 - Special Issue on Collaborative Public Management. Guest Editors: Rosemary O'Leary and Lisa Blomgren Bingham. Link to journal.

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2012  “‘From Intervention to Outcome: The Relationship between Knowledge and Behavior in aTrachoma Control Project” by PARCC faculty associates, by Robert A. Rubinstein, professor of anthropology and international relations, in the Maxwell School and Sandra D. Lane, professor of public health in the Falk College.  Published in Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities.

2012  “Challenges in Peacemaking: External Interventions,” by Louis Kriesberg.  In Peacemaking: From Practice to Theory,edited by Susan Allen Nan, Zachariah Mampilly, and Andrea Bartoli, Praeger Security International.  Vol. 2: Pp 701-721. 

2012  “Constructive Conflict,” by Louis Kriesberg.  In Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology  Daniel J. Christie, Editor, Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

2012  “Mediation in Conflict Systems,” by Louis Kriesberg. In Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 29, pp. 149-162.

2012 “Reverberations of the Arab Spring,” by Louis Kriesberg. In Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture, 18 (1), pp. 88-92.    

2012  "Material Support," by Michael Price, Robert A. Rubinstein and David H. Price.  Anthropology Today, Vol. 28, No. 1, 3-5.

(2011) “Collaborative Public Management:  Cases and Simulations,” by Rosemary O’Leary and Catherine Gerard.  In Public Management Research (Chinese Journal), vol . 9, pp. 29-35.

2011 "Between Western Theory and Local Practice: Cultural Impediments to Truth-Telling in Sierra Leone," by Gearoid Millar.  In Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 2, Winter 2011: 177-199.

2011  "Acknowledging Conservation Trade-Offs and Embracing Complexity," by Hirsch, Paul D., William M. Adams, J. Peter Brosius, Asim Zia, Nino Bariola, Juan Luis Dammert. In Conservation Biology, Vol. 25, Issue 2, 259-264, April 2011.   

2010   “Collaborative Researchers or Cold Warriors? The Origins, Activities, and Legacy of the Smithsonian’s Institute of Social Anthropology,” by A. Peter Castro.  In the Journal of International and Global Studies 2 (1), 2010: 56-82.  

2008  Structural Violence, Urban Retail Food Markets and Low Birth Weight 
by S.D. Lane, R.H. Keefe, R.A. Rubinstein, B.A. Levandowski, N. Webster, D.A. Cibula, A.K. Boahene, O. Dele-Michael, D. Carter, T. Jones, M. Wojtowycz, & J. Brill.  In the Journal Health and Place 14:415-423.

2008   Culture and Interoperability in Integrated Missions 
by Robert A. Rubinstein, Diane M. Keller, and Michael E. Scherger.  In the Journal International Peacekeeping, volume 15, number 4.

2008    Environmental Injustice: Childhood Lead Poisoning, Teen Pregnancy, and Tobacco
by S.D. Lane, N.J. Webster, B.A. Levandowski, R.A. Rubinstein, R.H. Keefe, M.A. Wojtowycz, D.A. Cibula, J.E.F. Kingson, & R.H. Aubry. In the Journal of Adolescent Health 42: 43-49.

Summer 2008  Making the World More Peaceful and Just 
by Louis Kriesberg.  In Social Problems Forum, Summer 2008 issue.

View selected writings of Louis Kriesberg:

  2009. "Changing conflict asymmetries constructively". Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways Toward Terrorism and Genocide 2/1:4-22  (pdf)

  2009. "The Evolution of Conflict Resolution". Pp. 15-32 in The Sage Handbook of Conflict Resolution, J. Bercovitch, V. Kremenyuk and I. W. Zartman, Eds, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage.  (pdf)

  2009. "Waging Conflicts Constructively". Pp. 157-169 in Handbook of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, S. Byrne, D. Sandole, I. Staroste-Sandole and J. Senehi, Eds., London and New York: Routeledge.  (pdf)

2008. "Conflict Transformation". Pp. 401-412 in Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace & Conflict. Lester R. Kurtz, Ed., 2nd. Ed., San Diego: Academic Press.     (pdf)

  2007. "Reconciliation: Aspects, Growth, and Sequences." International Journal of Peace Studies 12:1-21.  (pdf)