Tracing the Evolution of Pluralism in Community-Based Coalitions

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Eric W. Ford, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site:

Abstract: In this study, a crisis of leadership succession led to greater subsequent pluralism by the previously less inclusive coalition. Substantial tension existed between both coalitions and the federally funded Appalachia Cancer Network, especially around its evidence-based mission. The fact that this tension occurred even at the more locally inclusive site indicates that pluralism may vary across levels within the same coalition. This article contributes to theory by exploring how coalitions evolve over time across community boundaries, as well as to management practice by yielding guidance about how to build inclusive organizations.

Additional Information

Wells, R., Ford, E. W., Holt, M. L., McClure, J. A., and Ward, A. (2004). Tracing the Evolution of Pluralism in Two Community-Based Coalitions. Health Care Management Review. Volume 29 (4), pp. 329-343.
Language: English
Date: 2004
Coalition, Cross-level, Diversity, Pluralism

Email this document to

This item references:

TitleLocation & LinkType of Relationship
The International Trade and Fishery Management of Spiny dogfish (Squalus Acanthias) in Light of CITES List Insertion : Alternative Management Strategies for the U.S. North Atlantic Stock described resource references, cites, or otherwise points to the related resource.