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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