Location and Date
Wakulla Spring Conference Center
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
What are the strengths, possibilities and limitations of voluntary exchanges and agreements among independent authorities created to resolve the problems of fragmentation? This question informed much of research contribution that John Scholz made in his career at Florida State. A distinguished group of scholars honored his contributions to answering this question through presentation research influenced by Scholz. The Local Governance Research Lab at Florida State University organized this research workshop to bring together leading national and international scholars who have been students and colleagues of John Scholz.
This gathering honored the career of John Scholz, who retired in Spring 2014. During this workshop, scholars presented research examining the emergence, evolution and performance of self-organizing policy networks to address problems of fragmented authority in the governance of local water, land use, development and other issues.
I. Local Government Agreements
- Andrew, Simon S. (2007). Contract Networks In Emergency Management: Institutional Collective Action Framework.
- Mullin, Megan (2007). Do Special Districts Act Alone? Exploring the Relationship Between Flexible Boundaries and Intergovernmental Cooperation.
- Shrestha, Manoj (2007). Institutional Behavior and the Emergency of Collaborative Structure in the Provision of Local Public Goods.
II. Collaboration in Local Policy Arenas
- Bernardo, Ramiro (2007). Sustained Collaboration in Fragmented Policy Arenas: the Role of the Exchange of Resources in 41 Water-Related Projects in Southwest Florida.
- Lubell, Mark; Henry, Adam; McCoy, Mike (2007). Collaborative Policy: Time Wasted or Well-Spent?
- Weible, Chris (2007). Collective Interest and Advocacy Coalition Theories of Collective Action: Explaining Political Action in 1997 San Francisco Bay Delta Water Policy.