Tanya Heikkila, Andrea K. Gerlak

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Learning is featured prominently in research on policy change and diffusion, adaptive governance and environmental governance, policy networks and collaborative governance, and is recognized as playing an important role in promoting productive governance. This chapter begins with an exploration of how this literature emphasizes different elements of learning and then identifies the opportunities for integrating these elements to clarify both the process and the products of learning. It further examines the factors that can facilitate or constrain learning, including governance processes that foster diverse stakeholder perspectives and new ways of knowing. Finally, the chapter discusses the challenges that governance scholars face in studying and measuring learning, and offers recommendations for future research agendas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook on Theories of Governance
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781800371972
ISBN (Print)9781800371965
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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