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Partnerships: Machines of possibility

Niels Akerstrom Andersen


Everyone is talking about partnerships: environmental partnerships, social partnerships, public–private partnerships, partnerships between NGOs in Europe and the third world. How did partnerships come to emerge almost everywhere and at almost the same time? What is their inner logic? And at what point does that logic begin to break down? In a highly complex society, the conditions on which agreements are built are constantly changing, demanding, first and foremost, that parties agree to reach an agreement. Partnering is an answer to the growing differentiation and dynamism of the societies in ... More

Keywords: environmental partnerships, social partnerships, public–private partnerships, NGOs, Europe, partnering, society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420268
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420268.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niels Akerstrom Andersen, author