Partnerships for the Goals

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Inclusive Partnerships: A Key to Achieving Sustainable Development

  • Jessica L. MannEmail author
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Partnerships are often defined as collaborative and institutionalized arrangements that are organized around the common goals and/or collective goods of various stakeholders (Bitzer et al. 2013; Glasbergen 2007; Schäferhoff et al. 2009). Specifically, inclusive partnerships, however, utilize a membership model that ensures adequate representation while simultaneously exploring member differences and searching for solutions that transcend individual capacities (Carlson 1999; Margerum 2014; Susskind and Cruikshank 1987).

Inclusive Partnerships for Sustainable Development


With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations has ambitiously charged members and organizations of the global society with ending poverty, addressing widespread inequalities, and combating climate change. The agenda specifically names 17 sustainable development goals to be adopted by world leaders to collaboratively...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Community-Engaged Teaching & ResearchDuquesne UniversityPittsburghUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Monica Thiel
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Public Administration and School of Business AdministrationUniversity of International Business and Economics & China University of PetroleumBeijingChina