Collaborative Governance: The Future of Regulation: An Interdisciplinary and International Review

April 2-3, 2009


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Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution of the University of Missouri

Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution University of Missouri

It is perennially ranked among the top dispute resolution programs in the country and has been a leader in ADR for well more than a decade. The mission of the CSDR is to develop and promote: appropriate methods for understanding, managing and resolving domestic and international conflict; and the use of dispute resolution techniques to enhance informed decisionmaking. This includes public policy and group decisionmaking and the relationship of democracy and dispute resolution.

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Center for the Study of Rulemaking of American University

American University Washington, D.C.

The Center has been a creative force in examining a variety of issues with respect to administrative rulemaking. Its conferences and recommendations to improve the processes and techniques used by agencies of government to develop regulations are well known. Among its goals are: examine early and informal public participation in rulemaking and the implications of eRulemaking and early participation with small governments and business; involvement of the public in the development of rules, including electronic means of participation; management systems used by government agencies to support their rulemaking programs; cross-agency and intergovernmental systems to promote collaboration and coordination in rulemaking; the development of federal managers who have primary or major responsibilities related to management of rulemaking processes; and the systematic evaluation of different processes for developing, implementing and enforcing rules and regulations.

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The Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association

The Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the American Bar Association

The purpose of the Section

  1. to promote the sound development of local, state and federal administrative law, procedure and practice;
  2. to promote regulatory reform through advancing the principles and gains made under the Administrative Procedure Act and to seek improvements thereof;
  3. to bring about improvements in the operations and procedures of local, state and federal administrative agencies;
  4. to bring about improvements in government personnel procedures, selection and operations;
  5. improve the skills of lawyers engaged in administrative law and regulatory practice;
  6. to promote scholarly research in the field of administrative law and provide for the publication of this research and other helpful information, or otherwise provide for its dissemination to the bar.

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