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Remaking governancePeoples, politics and the public sphere$
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Janet Newman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346407

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.001.0001

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Promoting democratic governance through partnerships?1

Promoting democratic governance through partnerships?1

(p.139) Seven Promoting democratic governance through partnerships?1
Remaking governance

Rebekah Sterling

Policy Press

This chapter argues that the emergence of partnership working as a key governmental strategy reflects a complex intersection of governance trends. It notes that these have paradoxical implications for democracy: while not intrinsically democratic and offering very circumscribed opportunities for public participation, partnerships have the potential to draw citizens into new domains of power.

Keywords:   democratic governance, partnerships, public participation, citizens

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