Collaborative Governance

Climate change is the ideal-typical case of wicked issue: multi-faceted, uncertain and contested, it resists treatment by specialized institutional jurisdictions, and requires “Collaborative Governance” (Ansell and Gash 2008; Daviter 2017; Pollitt 2016). It consists in “bringing multiple stakeholders together […] in common forums to engage in collective decision-making” (Ansell and Gash 2008). Several call-for-contributions fit into this stream of research on Public Governance for Climate Action

Dr. Michalis Christakis situates climate change in a broader set of challenges local governments must deal with through policy integration. He calls for contributions allowing local governments better addressing these challenges.

Sara Valaguzza and her colleagues call the attention on the ability of public-private partnership to take on climate change challenges, and specifically how to integrate climate mitigation/adaptation in PPPP projects.

Marco Meneguzzo and his colleagues focus on social innovation, i.e.: the involvement of citizens in public governance processes for the coproduction of commons or public goods. They call for conceptual and empirical contributions alike.