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Partnership working in public health$
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David J. Hunter and Neil Perkins

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447301325

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447301325.001.0001

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Theories and concepts of partnerships

Theories and concepts of partnerships

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(p.19) Two Theories and concepts of partnerships
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Partnership working in public health
Author(s):

David J. Hunter

Neil Perkins

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447301325.003.0002

This chapter discusses the various theories and concepts of partnership working and explores what partnership working is, the opportunities and barriers to working in partnership, and the various modes of governance underpinning partnerships. It argues that a networked approach to the governance of partnerships is needed based upon systems thinking to tackle the complex ‘wicked issues’ found in public health.

Keywords:   partnerships in public health, concepts, partnership working theories, networks, governance, systems thinking

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