Partnerships are ubiquitous in research and policy discussions about sustainability and are important governance instruments for the provision of public goods. While partnerships promise a great deal, there is little clarity as to what they deliver. If partnerships are to break free from this paradox, more nuance and rigor are required for understanding and assessing their actual effects. This volume applies its original framework to diverse empirical cases in a way that could be extended to broader data sets and case studies of partnerships. The dual contribution of this volume, theoretical and empirical, holds promise for a more thorough and innovative understanding of the pathways to partnership effectiveness and the conditions that can shape their performance. The broad range of crosscutting analyses suggest important practical implications for the design of new partnerships and the updating of existing initiatives.
This interdisciplinary book will be of great interest to researchers, students, and practitioners within international relations, political science, sociology, environmental studies and global studies, as well as the growing number of scholars in public policy, global health and organizational and business studies who are keen to gain a deeper understanding of the pathways and mechanisms that influence the outcomes and effectiveness of cross-sector collaboration and transnational governance more broadly.
Liliana Andonova, Professor, International Relations and Political Science, Co-Director of the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES), Geneva Graduate Institute
Moira V. Faul, Executive Director, NORRAG, Geneva Graduate Institute
Dario Piselli, Expert in Environment, Health and Well-being, European Environment Agency (EEA) - (online)
Gilles Carbonnier, Vice President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Professor, International Economics, the Graduate Institute
Paul Ladd, Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
Tina C. Ambos, Professor, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), Director, Center for Innovation & Partnerships, University of Geneva (UNIGE)
Karin Backstrand, Professor, Stockholm University (online)
Oran Young, Professor Emeritus, University of California Santa Barbara (online)
Annabelle Littoz-Monnet, Professor, International Relations and Political Science, Director of the Global Governance Centre, Geneva Graduate Institute
*You are kindly invited to join us for a welcome drink in the cafeteria at 6 pm*
This book launch is co-hosted by the Graduate Institute’s Global Governance Centre (GGC), the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) and the Network for international policies and cooperation in education and training (NORRAG).
This book is the result of a research project funded by SNIS.