Collaborative Governance: The Future of Regulation: An Interdisciplinary and International Review

April 2-3, 2009


  • Thursday, April 2, 2009
  • 2:00-4:30 pm
  • Panel 1: Making Policy
  • Panel 1 will explore the use of collaboration to set policy. As such, it will consider just what we mean by the term collaborative governance. It will review when its use is appropriate and when it is perhaps inappropriate. Are there procedures that should be followed to ensure its legitimacy? If so, what are they?
  • Christopher AnsellChristopher Ansell Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Lisa Blomgren BinghamLisa Blomgren Bingham Keller-Runden Professor of Public Service and Director of the Indiana Conflict Resolution Institute (ICRI) at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
  • Jeffrey S. LubbersJeffrey S. Lubbers Fellow in Law and Government, Washington College of Law, American University; Co-Director, Center for the Study of Rulemaking
  • Nikolai Malyshev Senior Economist, Regulatory Policy Division, Public Governance and Territorial Development, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Rena I. SteinzorRena I. Steinzor Jacob A. France Research Professor, University of Maryland School of Law, and President of the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR)
  • 4:45-6:30 pm
  • Panel 2: Implementation and Enforcement
  • Panel 2 will consider how are collaborative agreements implemented - who has what types of obligations. It will also consider how they are enforced if they do not result in a mandatory requirement. And even if they do, does the fact that the policy resulted from a collaborative process affect the nature of judicial review?
  • Neil R. EisnerNeil R. Eisner Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Michael HerzMichael Herz Vice Dean, Professor of Law and Director, Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Errol MeidingerErrol Meidinger Professor and Vice Dean, University at Buffalo Law School, State University of New York
  • Friday, April 3, 2009
  • 8:30 am
  • Panel 3: Legal and Institutional Changes Necessary for Collaborative Governance
  • Panel 3 will address what changes might be necessary in our current institutions to foster the greater use of collaborative governance. For example, should we create incentives for it or at least remove policies that actively inhibit its use? Does it adversely affect the ability of an agency to decisively address pressing issues, or does it enhance that ability? Does collaboration change the relationship of the agency or its staff to players in the private sector? If so, is that good or bad?
  • Donald R. ArbuckleDonald R. Arbuckle Clinical Professor of Public Administration, School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas; formerly, Deputy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of the Office of Management and Budget
  • Robert F. DurantRobert F. Durant Professor, School of Public Affairs, American University
  • David H. RosenbloomDavid H. Rosenbloom Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, American University; Co-Director, Center for the Study of Rulemaking
  • Malcolm Russell-EinhornMalcolm Russell-Einhorn Director, Center for International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany Law School, State University of New York