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Political Science Department

Physical Address:
Administration Bldg. #205
PHONE: (208) 885-6328
FAX: (208) 885-5102

Mailing Address:
Political Science Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 5102
Moscow, ID 83844-3165

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Manoj K. Shrestha

Manoj K. Shrestha

Office: AD 321
Phone: (208) 885-0530
Email: mks@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Political Science- University of Idaho
P.O. Box 443165
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3165

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Political Science
Associate Professor of Political Science

Campus Locations: Moscow

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Local government
    • Water governance
    • Self-organzing networks
    • Inter-local collaboration
    • Social-ecological interaction
    • Community sustainability
  • Biography


    Dr. Shrestha is an associate professor of public administration and policy. His research focuses on understanding the problems of developing and sustaining collaborative solutions to institutional collective action problems, emphasizing the role of self-organizing networks and collaborative programs in resolving collective problems involved in the governance and management of local public goods and water systems. Other related research interests include inter-local collaboration, and social-ecological interaction and community sustainability. He is also affiliated with Bioregional Planning & Community Design and Water Resources Program.


    M. A., Economics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1986.

    M. Sc., National Development and Project Planning, University of Bradford, UK, 1991.

    Ph. D., Public Administration, Florida State University, US, 2008

  • Selected Publications
    • Shrestha, Manoj, Ramiro Berardo and Richard C. Feiock. 2014. Solving Institutional Collective Action Problems in Multiplex Networks. Complexity, Governance, and Networks 1 (1): 49-60.
    • Shrestha, Manoj K. 2013. Self-Organizing Network Capital and the Success of Collaborative Public Programs. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 23 (2): 307-329.
    • Shrestha, Manoj K. 2013. Internal versus External Social Capital and the Success of Community Initiatives: A Case of Self-Organizing Collaborative Governance in Nepal. Public Administration Review 73 (1): 154-164.
    • Shrestha, Manoj K. and Richard C. Feiock. 2011. Transaction Cost, Exchange Embeddedness and Interlocal Cooperation in Local Public Goods Supply. Political Research Quarterly, 64 (3): 573-587.
    • Shrestha, Manoj K. 2010. Do Risk Profiles of Public Goods alter Contractual Patterns? A Comparison across Multiple Metropolitan Services. In Richard C. Feiock and John Scholz (ed) Self-Organizing Federalism: Collaborative Mechanisms to Mitigate Institutional Collective Action, Cambridge University Press.
    • Shrestha, Manoj K. and Richard C. Feiock. 2009. Governing U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Self-Organizing and Multiplex Service Networks, American Politics Research, 37: 801-823.
    • Carr, Jered, Kelly LeRoux, and Manoj K. Shrestha. 2009. Institutional Ties, Transaction Costs, and External Service Production. Urban Affairs Review, 44 (3): 403-427.
    • Feiock, Richard C., James Clingermayer, Manoj K. Shrestha, and Carl Dasse. 2007. Contracting and Sector Choice for Municipal Service Production: A Transaction Cost Approach. State and Local Government Review, 39 (2):72-83.
    • Shrestha, Manoj K. 2002. An Overview of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations in Nepal, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Working Paper Number 02-5, Georgia State University.

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