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Susan Balloch and Marilyn Taylor

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342201

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342201.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Partnership working

Balloch Susan

Taylor Marilyn

Policy Press

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about partnership working in public services in England. It explores the experience of partnerships in different policy fields and identifies the theoretical issues and the practical impediments to making partnership work. The chapter discusses the current debates about partnership and examines the implications of partnership for changing radically the current cultures of service provision and addressing the government's social exclusion agenda.

Keywords:   partnership working, public services, England, service provision, social exclusion

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