Foster, Kathryn A., and William R. Barnes. 2012. “Reframing Regional Governance for Research and Practice.” Urban Affairs Review 48(2): 273-284.
The article proposes a framework to clarify and specify regional governance, a concept widely used but as yet inadequately formulated for research and practice. Using capacity and purpose rather than governance or governmental forms as a foundation, the framework identifies five dimensions—actor group, agenda, internal capacity, external capacity, and implementation experience—that together describe regional governance for a time, place, and policy goal.