The Case for Grassroots Collaboration: Social Capital and Ecosystem Restoration at the Local Level
The nation’s approach to managing environmental policy and protecting natural resources has shifted from the national government’s top down, command and control, regulatory approach, used almost exclusively in the 1970s, to collaborative, multi-sector approaches used in recent decades to manage problems that are generally too complex, too expensive,, and too politically divisive for one agency to manage or resolve on its own. Governments have organized multi-sector collaborations as a way to achieve better results for the past two decades. We know much about why collaboration occurs. We know a good deal about how collaborative processes work. Collaborations organized, led, and managed by grassroots organizations are rarer, though becoming more common. We do not as yet have a clear understanding of how they might differ from government led collaborations…. [From Amazon.com]
Restoration ecology, Chesapeake Bay region, Citizen participation, Grassroots collaboration
Environmental Policy | Environmental Studies | Public Policy
Morris, John Charles; Gibson, William Allen; Leavitt, William Marshall; and Jones, Shana Campbell, "The Case for Grassroots Collaboration: Social Capital and Ecosystem Restoration at the Local Level" (2013). School of Public Service Faculty Books. 3.