The Annual Review of Social Partnerships (ARSP) no. 13 is now available!


Dear all,

We’re delighted to announce that the long awaited Annual Review of Social Partnerships (ARSP) no. 13 is now available for download! Web: (copy and paste in a browser if the link does not work).

Across four sections and 110 pages, this year’s ARSP includes (yet is not limited to):

  • A review of more than 120 publications on Cross-Sector Partnerships (CSPs) from 2017/2018, highlighting a growing scholarly focus on better understanding how CSPs and the involved organizations can contribute to grand challenges, such as those addressed by the Sustainable Development Goals.​
  • A collection and discussion of pedagogical tools on dealing with assumptions in CSP pedagogy and practice. We present a portfolio of personal accounts and suggestions around dealing with assumptions, a related case study for teaching and practice, a practitioner interview, and a teaching innovation to uncover assumptions based on The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method.​
  • A compilation of recent insights into CSP research, for example, with respect to meta-governance of CSPs and the challenges of a large collaborative research program on climate change, agriculture and food security. You will learn about Proudly Made in Africa and its partnerships from a research perspective, as well as about the role of academic research according to the Head of the Private Sector Team at Oxfam GB. ​
  • A thought piece by Prof. Pieter Glasbergen on partnerships as governance mechanisms for sustainable change.​
  • Insights and community views into the challenges and opportunities of CSPs as an alternative to address human exploitation in businesses, including academic and practitioner interviews and a discussion of the role of big data in bringing actors together and causing new challenges.

Feel free to download it (open access) and enjoy the reading.

Kind regards,
Arno Kourula, on behalf of the ARSP Team

PS ASRP issues 7-13 are available under