This book, winner of the 2002 Carl Bertelsmann Prize, shows how innovative cooperation among government, business, and civil society can generate reform processes that serve the public interest. However, these reform initiatives will not be deemed legitimate without transparency. Transparency in decision-making processes creates the trust needed for successful collaboration and opens the door for other groups to participate, strengthening the democratic roots of our society. Four case studies confirm that cross-sectoral alliances can help in solving a wide array of social problems. An overview of a survey of international networks rounds out the book.