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Partnership working in regions: reflections on local government collaboration in Wales

Heley, Jesse and Moles, Kate 2012. Partnership working in regions: reflections on local government collaboration in Wales. Regional Science Policy and Practice 4 (2) , pp. 139-153. 10.1111/j.1757-7802.2012.01061.x

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Abstract

Set against the established political mantra of partnership working, this paper considers the conceptual framings of the local authority partnership agenda in academic debates and concurrent empirical research. We compare and contrast the changing formal territorial remits of political intervention with the spatial constructs understood and employed by those stakeholders responsible for delivering children's services. In so doing, we illustrate the uneven nature of local government partnership working and reflect on the ways in which organizational asymmetry, cultural connections, shared material experiences and historic rounds of local authority restructuring enable and constrain collaborative practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Uncontrolled Keywords: partnership working; local government; hollowing out; filling in; compossibility
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1757-7802
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:57
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/46855

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