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Exercise in Environmental Collaborative Planning

Mike George (University of Nebraska)
July 29, 2021

An International Conflict Management Simulation

Noam Ebner (Creighton University), Yael Efron & Nellie Munin (Zefat Academic College)
July 29, 2021

Fracked: Uncertainties in Negotiated Rule Making

Rob Alexander, Natalie Abel & Matthew Williams (James Madison University)
July 29, 2021

Gray Wolf: Fairness and Justice in Collaborative Governance

Lauren Elizabeth Colwell & Steve Smutko (University of Wyoming)
July 29, 2021

Joint Action Plan Negotiations on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Anil Raman & Steven Smutko (University of Wyoming)
July 29, 2021

Learning about Individual Collaborative Strengths: A LEGO Scrum Simulation

Heather Getha-Taylor & Alexey Krivitsky (University of Kansas)
July 29, 2021

Little Golano

Noam Ebner (Creighton University) & Yael Efron (Zefat Academic College)
July 29, 2021

Addressing ELCA: An Exercise in Designing and Facilitating Stakeholder Processes

Rob Alexander (Rochester Institute of Technology)
July 29, 2021

Mapping Network Structure in Complex Community Collaboratives

Mark W. Davis & Danielle M. Varda (University of Colorado)
July 29, 2021

Community Engagement for Organizational Change

Alexandra Wakeman Rouse & Stephen Page (University of Washington)
This teaching case allows students to examine issues related to community engagement, municipal responsibility, and public value by providing a narrative about a venerable city-run cultural and performing arts center in the midst of change.
July 29, 2021

David Green- Delivering Quality Eyecare in the Developing Countries through Collaborative Systems

K.B.S. Kumar & Indu Perepu (IBS Center for Management Research)
July 29, 2021

Collaboration, Conflict and Accountability in Child Protective Services

Eric Hepler (Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau) & Donald Moynihan (Georgetown University)
July 29, 2021

Hydrofracturing in New Frackillvania

Daniel C. Matisoff (Georgia Institute of Technology)
July 29, 2021

Collector Bro: Using Social Media to Tap the Power of Volunteerism

Debapratim Purkayastha & Vijay Kumar Tangirala (IBS Hyderabad)
July 29, 2021

The Toxic Node

Katherine R. Cooper (DePaul University), H. Brinton Milward (University of Arizona) & Michelle Shumate (Northwestern University)
July 29, 2021

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Debapratim Purkayastha & Benudhar Sahu (ICFAI Business School Hyderabad)
July 29, 2021

Advancing Racial Equity in the Minneapolis Park System

Yuan Daniel Cheng and Brooke Dirtzu (University of Minnesota)
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Who pays? What’s fair? Determining a Parking Fee Structure for Fort Williams Park

Carolyn Arcand (University of New Hampshire)
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Conversations in Conflict Studies with Professor Sabina Schnell

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Vision, Voice, and Technology: Is There a Global "Open Government" Trend?

Sabina Schnell, Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs.

“Open government” is being hailed as a new governance paradigm. But while everybody pays lip-service to it, are governments around the world becoming more open? I look at changes in both the meaning and the practice of government openness around the world in the last decades. A few main trends are identified. First, the technological meaning of openness is increasingly supplanting the rights-based understanding of it. Second, even though more and more countries are joining global transparency and openness initiatives, global averages on budget transparency or open data have barely budged. Third, while autocracies are catching up to democracies in terms of using online tools to inform and consult citizens, we see an incipient democratic rollback around the world, including a shrinking space for civil society. Yet, the most significant changes in government transparency (“vision”) and citizen participation (“voice”) have gone hand-in-hand with processes of democratization. I conclude that, if we narrow down government openness to a set of tools and technologies used at will, as opposed to a set of legally embedded rights that guarantee access to information and participation independent of who is in power, we risk ending up with governments that are more closed rather than more open to genuine societal inputs.
 

Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Follow us on Twitter @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict.

If you require accommodations, please contact Deborah Toole by email at datoole@syr.edu or by phone at 315.443.2367. 


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