Collaborative governance and the third sector: something old, something new

Karen Johnston, Taco Brandsen

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    The third sector is one of the main partners for European governments in policy development and implementation. However, the relationship has often been a delicate one, touching on issues of autonomy and legitimacy. In this chapter, we give an overview of different theoretical reasons for and types of collaboration between the third sector and the state. We also describe the different traditions of collaboration that have emerged across Europe. Finally, we discuss the risks associated with this kind of relationship.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Public Administration and Management in Europe
    EditorsE. Ongaro, S. van Thiel
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1137552693
    ISBN (Print)978-1137552686
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2017


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