Steering social outcomes in America's energy heartland: State and private meta-governance in the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania

Wilson, C. E., Morrison, T. H., Everingham, J.A. and McCarthy, J. (2016) Steering social outcomes in America's energy heartland: State and private meta-governance in the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania. The American Review of Public Administration., . doi:10.1177/0275074016654012


Author Wilson, C. E.
Morrison, T. H.
Everingham, J.A.
McCarthy, J.
Title Steering social outcomes in America's energy heartland: State and private meta-governance in the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania
Journal name The American Review of Public Administration.   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0275-0740
1552-3357
Publication date 2016-06-14
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0275074016654012
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 23
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article argues that analysis of meta-governance purely in terms of the actions of the state can obscure the significant, but less apparent, ways in which private actors may influence the choices and interactions of individuals within various modes of governance coordination. We investigate the networked governance of affordable housing impacts in the Marcellus Shale gas region of the United States to empirically illuminate the dynamics of state and private meta-governance. Drawing on a qualitative research approach, we identify public authorities as exercising what seems to be predominant responsibility for meta-governance, with state government having strong influence over the structure and resourcing of a networked governance response, and county government directly facilitating the collaborative engagement of actors at the local level. Although private oil and gas companies demonstrate little involvement in network governance, the presence of private meta-governance in the alternative form of the design of market governance is shown to have a number of countervailing implications for the form and function of network governance. We suggest that expansion of the concept of “framing” to account for strategies that structure how key governance actors understand a particular problem provides valuable insights for understanding private meta-governance in relation to network governance.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 09:02:56 EST by Dr Jo-anne Everingham on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining