PERSPECTIVE from the FIELD: Collaborative Management in Natural Resources and Environmental Administration

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Abstract

In 2006, Tomas Koontz and Craig Thomas wrote, "If the 20<sup>th</sup> century was the year of the administration state then the 21<sup>st</sup> century may be the year of the collaborative state" (Koontz and Thomas, 2006). Koontz and Thomas were correct in one respect - collaborative management has come to be a part of environmental and natural resources decision making at almost every level of government and in almost every subset issue area. The question this essay addresses is: Is this necessarily a good thing? More specifically, are there situations in which collaborative management works well and others in which it should be avoided entirely?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-159
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental Practice
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 11 2015

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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