There is increasing interest among public managers and scholars of public management in the practice and theory of collaborative and inclusive policymaking and implementation (Healey 1997; Reich 1998; Denhardt and Denhardt 2000; Hajer and Wagenaar 2003; Innes and Booher 2003; Delli Carpini, Cook, and Jacobs 2004; Roberts 2004; O'Leary and Bingham 2006; 2009; O'Leary, Bingham, and Gerard 2007; E-PARC Teaching Resources). In this special issue, we take a particular focus that emphasizes inclusive management-practices that facilitate the inclusion of public managers, technical experts, the public, and politicians in addressing public issues-and its relationship with ways of knowing. This special issue aims to advance our understanding of inclusive management through the theoretical exploration of ways of knowing applied to different public problems and management efforts. As a concept, "ways of knowing" provides a means to engage practices and challenges of public management that are distinct from traditional management theory.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
1. Supported by the Center for Public Administration and Policy, the Coast to Coast Inclusive Management Initiative, and the National Capital Region of Virginia Tech, and by the Center for the Study of Democracy, the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, and the Center for Organizational Research at the University of California, Irvine.