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viii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Part I: An Overview of Collaborative Governance Introduction: Stepping In -- The Context for Collaborative Governance 1. Collaborative Governance and Collaborative Governance Regimes Part II: The Integrative Framework for Collaborative Governance 2. Initiating Collaborative Governance: The System Context, Drivers, and Regime Formation Case Illustration: National Collaborative for Higher Education 3. Collaboration Dynamics: Principled Engagement, Shared Motivation, and the Capacity for Joint Action Case Illustration: The Everglades Restoration Task Force, by Andrea K. Gerlak and Tanya Heikkila 4. Generating Change: Collaborative Actions, Outcomes, and Adaptation Case Illustration: The Military Community Compatibility Committee Part III: Case Studies of Collaborative Governance Regimes 5. Who Speaks for Toronto? Collaborative Governance in the Civic Action Alliance, by Alison Bramwell 6. Collaborative Governance in Alaska: Responding to Climate Change Threats in Alaska Native Communities, by Robin Bronen 7. Power and the Distribution of Knowledge in a Local Groundwater Association in Guadalupe Valley, by Chantelise Pells Part IV: Collaborative Governance Regimes 8. Moving from Genus to Species: A Typology of Collaborative Governance Regimes 9. Assessing the Performance of Collaborative Governance Regimes Conclusion: Stepping Back, Stepping Up, and Stepping Forward -- Summary Observations and Recommendations Glossary About the Authors and Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626162532 20160619
Whether the goal is building a local park or developing disaster response models, collaborative governance is changing the way public agencies at the local, regional, and national levels are working with each other and with key partners in the nonprofit and private sectors. While the academic literature has spawned numerous case studies and context- or policy-specific models for collaboration, the growth of these innovative collaborative governance systems has outpaced the scholarship needed to define it. Collaborative Governance Regimes breaks new conceptual and practical ground by presenting an integrative framework for working across boundaries to solve shared problems, a typology for understanding variations among collaborative governance regimes, and an approach for assessing both process and productivity performance. This book draws on diverse literatures and uses rich case illustrations to inform scholars and practitioners about collaborative governance regimes and to provide guidance for designing, managing, and studying such endeavors in the future. Collaborative Governance Regimes will be of special interest to scholars and researchers in public administration, public policy, and political science who want a framework for theory building, yet the book is also accessible enough for students and practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626162532 20160619
Green Library
xvii, 323 p.
  • Introduction, Julian Castro-Rea-- Part I The First North America, Then and Now: Indigeneity and transnational routes and roads in North America, Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez.-- Part II North American Integration: Development and Challenges: The uncertain politics of North American integration, Greg Anderson-- The security and prosperity partnership: made in North America integration or co-operation?, Jimena Jimenez-- The security and prosperity partnership: the short history of a strategic bargain, Janine Brodie.-- Part III Migration: A dialectical understanding of the vulnerability of international migrants, Jorge A. Bustamante.-- Part IV The Democratic Deficit: Canada and North American integration: bringing in civil society?, Laura Macdonald-- Making room for democracy: three moments in the struggle against trade and investment regimes in the Americas, John W. Foster.-- Part V Identities in Flux: Slippery borders: negotiating North American hybrid identities, Victoria Ruetalo-- Our North America: a continent of cultural change, James Lull.-- Part VI Intergovernmental Relations: Canada-US relations: the contemporary imbalance, Tom Keating-- Saying 'No' to North America: Canadian and Mexican perspectives, Athanasios Hristoulas-- A critique of Mexico-US relations: beyond the contemporary impasse, Raymond A. Morrow.-- Part VII Conclusions: North America: a trilateral, bilateral, or unilateral space?, Stephen Clarkson-- Our North America? From the Mexican standpoint, not yet, Lorenzo Meyer-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409438731 20160616
What we call "North America" today is a human space that has been constructed over the centuries, perceived from time immemorial by its original inhabitants as a unified whole, and named Turtle Island. What is North America today? Is it more than the sum of its parts? Does it qualify as a distinct global region? Is it just a market or also something else? This book explores several neglected aspects of the key relationships between Canada, Mexico and the United States. Studies of societal relations in North America have typically been limited to trade, investment and intergovernmental relations. In contrast, the authors in this book address other vital issues which bind this global region together, including Indigenous peoples, epistemic communities, security, migration, civil societies, democracy, identities and culture. Via a thorough examination of these issues, the historical, sociological, economic, and political aspects of regional linkages are highlighted. Rather than dealing with each country in isolation, each chapter in this collection considers North America as a single unit of analysis, therefore systematically addressing the regional dynamic as a whole, and engaging the country-specific differences in a truly comparative way. By providing the analytical tools needed, this important book makes sense of the different aspects of the complex societies of contemporary North America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409438731 20160616
What we call "North America" today is a human space that has been constructed over the centuries, perceived from time immemorial by its original inhabitants as a unified whole, and named Turtle Island. What is North America today? Is it more than the sum of its parts? Does it qualify as a distinct global region? Is it just a market or also something else?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409438748 20160616
xv, 299 p. ; 23 cm.
  • PART I: THEORETICAL ISSUES AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN INTEGRATION Introduction: Conceptualizing North American Contentious Politics-- J.Ayres & L.Macdonald The Political Economy of Neoliberalism in North America-- S.McBride North American Politics after September 11: Security, Democracy and Sovereignty-- J.Castro-Rea PART II: CONTENTIOUS POLITICS: NATIONAL AND CROSS-BORDER VARIATIONS Civil Society Organizations against Free Trade Agreements in North America-- D.Brunelle& S.Dugas Paradoxes of a Transnational Civil Society in a Neoliberal World: The Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras-- J.Bandy Contesting Neoliberal Globalism and NAFTA in Rural Mexico: From State Corporatism to the Political-Cultural Formation of the Peasantry?-- A.Bartra & G.Otero Contentious Politics in Mexico: Democratization and Mobilizations after NAFTA-- J.Cadena-Roa Coalition Politics: A Political Analysis of the Strategies, Discourses and Impact of the Mexican Action Network on Free Trade (RMALC-- M.J.Massicotte PART III: CONTESTING REGIONAL GOVERNANCE The Globalized Complexities of Transborder Governance in North America-- S.Clarkson, A.Torres-Ruiz The Legalization of Transnational Political Opportunity Structures: Mobilization of NAFTA's Labor Citizen Petitions for Domestic Political Gain-- J.Graubart North American Transnational Environmental Actors and Mexico-- B.Torres NAFTA and Transnational Contention: A Decade of Alliance and Conflict over Neoliberalism-- M.Dreiling, T.Silvaggio PART IV:CONCLUSION Conclusion: Contention and Deepening North America-- S.Golob Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230224278 20160604
This is the only book of its kind devoted to exploring contentious politics from a North American perspective including protests, social movements, transnational contention, and emergent regional governance processes between Canadian, U.S. and Mexican state and civil society actors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230224278 20160604
Green Library
502 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Green Library
xii, 288 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Toward a continental perspective / Mary Kirtz ... [et al.]
  • Reluctant trinity : the North American elections of 2000 / Anthony DePalma
  • The coalition for change : voters and parties in the 2000 Mexican election / Alejandro Moreno
  • A contest of surprises : the 2000 election in the United States / Rick Farmer and John Green
  • Distracted voters : media coverage of the 2000 Canadian federal election campaign / Lydia Miljan
  • Quebec and the Canadian federal election of 2000 : putting the sovereignty movement on the ropes? / A. Brian Tanguay
  • My heart will go on living la vida loca : the cultural impact on the United States of Canada and Mexico / Mary Kirtz and Carol L. Beran
  • A tale of two elections : what the leaders' rhetoric from the 2000 election reveal about Canadian-American cultural differences / Stephen Brooks
  • The economic environment of the 2000 national elections in Canada, Mexico, and the United States / Mark J. Kasoff
  • Mexico's linkage with North America after 2000 : from NAFTA-Plus to NAFTA-blues? / Isidro Morales
  • Beyond trinity : parties and elections in Central America / Manuel Orozco.
The essays in this collection are the product of a conversation among scholars, spanning national borders and disciplinary boundaries, about the development of a 'continental perspective'. This conversation has been underway for some time, reflecting the causes, challenges, and consequences of economic, cultural, and political integration in North America. The conjunction of national elections in all three of the great North American democracies in 2000 offered us the opportunity to deepen this conversation and engage in scholarly discourse from a 'continental perspective'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781931968195 20160527
Green Library