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Partnership working: Policy and practice

Susan Balloch and Marilyn Taylor


Over the past ten years partnership working has become a central feature of public services. This book analyses experience of partnerships in different policy fields, identifying the theoretical and practical impediments to making partnership work and critically evaluating the advantages and disadvantages for those involved. Its broad coverage goes beyond the confines of statutory partnerships, addressing other important forms of collaboration between voluntary, private and statutory sectors and service users and community and minority groups. Through a wide range of perspectives, the book aim ... More

Keywords: partnership working, public services, partnerships, statutory partnerships, service users, effective collaboration, good practice, accountability, representation, social exclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9781861342201
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342201.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Balloch, editor

Marilyn Taylor, editor

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Balloch Susan, and Taylor Marilyn

Part One: Regeneration and social exclusion

Two Partnerships and power in community regeneration

Taylor Marjorie Mayo and Marilyn

Part Two: Partnerships in social care and health

Part Three: Power, participation and place

Conclusion – can partnerships work?

Taylor Susan Balloch and Marilyn

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