Collaborative and Participatory Governance

PAI 732, 3 credits

Collaborative and Participatory Governance seeks to provide a foundation in collaborative and participatory governance so that students can become better producers and consumers of such processes, tools, and approaches. The course enables students to develop knowledge and skills for collaborative and participatory governance. Students will examine the underlying theories that support collaborative and participatory governance, assess research about how these approaches work, and explore how current practice can inform their future professional work.

Students will also work on developing some of the specific skills they will need to engage in collaborative and participatory endeavors. They will critique the use of collaborative and participatory governance in different settings, apply the principles of practice to actual and simulated contexts, and develop collaborative and participatory approaches to contemporary governance challenges.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key concepts, principles, tools, and problems associated with collaborative and participatory governance.
  • Demonstrate how collaborative and participatory governance are being used to address contemporary problems and issues.
  • Assess the potential of collaborative and participatory governance for modern policy problems.
  • Apply their skills, knowledge, and abilities to engage in collaborative and participatory endeavors.