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dc.contributor.authorDavies, Jonathan S.en
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-11T15:13:53Z
dc.date.available2012-06-11T15:13:53Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationDavies, J.S. (2009) The limits of joined-up government: towards a political analysis. Public Administration, 87(1), pp. 80-96.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/6154
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dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record contains the authors final peer reviewed version of the article. The final publishers version can be found by following the doi link.en
dc.description.abstractJoined-up government has featured prominently in the New Labour agenda. However, the politics of joining-up remain under-explored, with disproportionate emphasis on the technical and managerial dimensions of the challenge. This paper argues that political value conflicts form an essential part of the explanation for the replication of ‘silos’ within city strategic partnerships, the joining-up institution of choice at the local scale. A study of the local politics of social inclusion in Dundee and Hull revealed a strong partnership ethos. However, this ethos sustained only a shallow consensus over abstract goals, at the same time legitimating the avoidance of political value conflicts. Thematic partnerships comprising interest group clusters with different political values therefore tended to replicate silo practices. The paper argues, consequently, that the consensual partnership ethos caused the displacement of value conflicts, in turn causing fragmented governance. The paper concludes with three propositions for further research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.subjectjoined-up government partnershipen
dc.titleThe Limits of Joined-up Government: Towards a Political Analysisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9299.2008.01740.x
dc.researchgroupLocal Governance Research Uniten
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.ref2014.selected1364985681_9611640000146_19_2
dc.researchinstituteLocal Governance Research Centre (LGRC)en
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)en


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