The complex relationship between governance and government then creates the spaces in which collaborative and inclusive forms may be created and are sustained. In an era in which the capacities, capabilities and reach of government appears limited in dealing with “wicked problems”, associated with inequality, austerity and collaborative and conclusive governance may be able to contribute to their attempts at resolution.

Furthermore, collaborative and inclusive governance acts as a potential agency in promoting engaged citizenship. This Stream thus cross-cuts a number of lines of multi-disciplinary academic and intellectual enquiry within the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area (SRA), the objective of which are:

  1. Promote international scholarship in the area of collaborative and inclusive governance and its cross-cutting impact upon the Open University’s expert research reputation in citizenship and governance studies.
  2. Create a network of scholars at all levels to promote greater understanding of contemporary “wicked problems”, and the means by which this stream may address them. In undertaking this objective, the aim is to develop the academic and intellectual trajectory of the network participants.
  3. Establish a robust pipeline that will build successively upon internal and external public events; published output; bidding for research grants; and, author cognate sustainable curricula in order to create and sustain the capacities and capabilities of the Stream.

The strengths of the Stream are built upon the capacities and capabilities; expertise, reputation and commitment of its member and the international academic, policy and practitioners networks they are central to. Their published outputs and research projects are sustained through the multi-disciplinary academic and intellectual formation. Their work crosscuts the other Streams with which they engage co-operatively and collaboratively for maximum impact through their knowledge exchange and external engagement with external stakeholder

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250 insights into how migration affects all of us, not just migrants.

Posted throughout 2018, 5 days a week for 50 weeks, ahead of the OU’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2019.

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