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The dysfunctions of markets, hierarchies and networks in the meta-governance of partnership

Entwistle, Thomas Walter, Bristow, Gillian Irene, Hines, Frances, Donaldson, Sophie and Martin, Stephen James 2007. The dysfunctions of markets, hierarchies and networks in the meta-governance of partnership. Urban Studies 44 (1) , pp. 63-79. 10.1080/00420980601023836

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Governments increasingly see partnerships as their delivery instrument of choice. There is disagreement, however, about how the proliferation of these institutions should be understood. One interpretation sees ungovernability, instability and unaccountability in the fragmented institutions of local governance. Another maintains that the new approaches to co-ordination have allowed for the reassertion of hierarchical control. On the basis of a theoretical exposition of the logic of co-ordination and a study of 10 partnerships in Wales, this paper presents evidence which suggests that partnerships suffer principally from the dysfunctional effects of hierarchical and market co-ordination.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Geography and Planning
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0042-0980
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 02:38

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