The Theory And Practice Of Local Governance And Economic Development

Hardcover | February 14, 2008

EditorM. Considine

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One of the key issues for the prosperity of our societies in a globalised economy is to connect public policies together to achieve maximum results. Policy-makers and practitioners in key public and private agencies need to learn how to collaborate, to create joint-decision processes, to evaluate the effects of new governance partnerships and to become more efficient in the use of engagement tools. This book develops a conceptual map for this new area of practice and provides leading cases from different OECD countries to help practitioners plan for this form of innovation.

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One of the key issues for the prosperity of our societies in a globalised economy is to connect public policies together to achieve maximum results. Policy-makers and practitioners in key public and private agencies need to learn how to collaborate, to create joint-decision processes, to evaluate the effects of new governance partnersh...

MARK CONSIDINE is Director of the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Government of Victoria on local governance policies. His research includes comparative projects examining the local governance dynamics in different countries, evaluation techniques for assessing partnersh...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:February 14, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230500609

ISBN - 13:9780230500600

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PART I * The Case for Collaboration: The Role of Partnerships in Economic Development--M.Considine & S.Giguere * Fostering Growth Today: The Need for New Governance Mechanisms--M.Considine & S.Giguere * The Italian Model--L.Burroni * The UK Model--M.Geddes * The USA Models--M.Mandell * Horizontal Management of the Public Policy Challenge--B.G.Peters * Added Value? Understanding and Measuring Partnership Work--M.Considine * Local Governance and Democracy: A Comparative Analysis--C.Skelcher * PART II: Cases and Their Consequences * Canada--H.Deslauriers * Austria--M.Förschner & A.Scopetta * Republic of Ireland--T.Crooks * The UK--M.Geddes * Australia--M.Considine * Conclusion: The Future of Patnership Work & Network Governance--M.Considine & S.Giguere