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Partnerships as a panacea for addressing global problems? On rationale, context, actors, impact and limitations

Author: Kolk, A.
Publication date: 2013

This chapter examines partnerships and their peculiarities, based on recent research from various disciplines, in the context of the large problems faced by global society. 

The chapter first gives a more generic overview of the rationale for cross-sector partnerships, and the advantages of partnerships for different actors involved. This helps to set the stage for the further sections that consider partnerships for addressing global problems, and that expose the complexities of actor categorizations and collaborations, of partnership contexts, and of impact at different interaction levels.