Collaborative Governance Case Database

About the Database

The Collaborative Governance Case Database is a common pool resource created and managed by researchers. The database offers a platform for scholars to share their case research, access large numbers of high quality cases, and generally advance the study of collaborative governance.

The Collaborative Governance Case Database was first initiated as part of the Successful Public Governance research programme at Utrecht University, which seeks to advance our understanding of successful public policies, organizations, and collaborations.

This programme provided the funds for bringing a first group of scholars together to lay out the basic design of the database (Chris Ansell, Scott Douglas, Charles Parker, Eva Sorensen, Paul ‘t Hart, Jacob Torfing). Twenty-five scholars from around the world then contributed the first cases to the database, with the first findings being published in a Special Issue of Policy and Society.

Moving forward, the database will be a collective resource for all researchers and practitioners interested in collaborative governance.

Co-Managing Editors

Scott Douglas, Utrecht University (
Saba Siddiki, Syracuse University (

Chris Ansell, UC Berkeley
Charles Parker, Uppsala University
Eva Sorensen, Roskilde University
Jacob Torfing, Roskilde University
Paul ‘t Hart, Utrecht University

Associate Editors
Daniela Cristofoli, Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca
Carey Doberstein, University of British Columbia
Jurian Edelenbos, Erasumus University Rotterdam
Kirk Emerson, University of Arizona
Hayley Henderson, Australian National University
Patrick Kenis, University of Tilburg
Tina Nabatchi, Syracuse University
Jens Newig, Leuphana University
Daniel Nohrstedt, Uppsala University
Nicola Ulibarri, UC Irvine

Editorial Assistants
Graham Ambrose, Syracuse University
Friso Selten, Utrecht University