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The Dynamics of Multi‐organizational Partnerships: an Analysis of Changing Modes of Governance
Multi-organizational partnerships are now an important means of governing and managing public programmes. They typically involve business, community and not-for-profit agencies alongside governmentExpand
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Local Governance under the Coalition Government: Austerity, Localism and the ‘Big Society’
Abstract The Coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, formally created on 11th May 2010, has introduced a range of initiatives which affect local governance, from the announcementExpand
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Why Institutions Matter: The New Institutionalism in Political Science
1. Why Study Institutions?.- 2. Three Phases of Institutionalism.- 3. Rules, Practices and Narratives.- 4. Power and Agency.- 5. Institutional Change.- 6. Institutional Diversity.- 7. InstitutionalExpand
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Rescuing Aunt Sally: Taking Institutional Theory Seriously in Urban Politics
The sub-discipline of 'urban politics' has been constructed in opposition to a traditional version of 'institutional theory'-an approach that collapsed the political processes affecting urbanExpand
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Like a Horse and Carriage or a Fish on a Bicycle: How Well do Local Partnerships and Public Participation go Together?
Partnership and participation have co-evolved as key instruments of New Labour's agenda for the ‘modernisation’ and ‘democratic renewal‘ of British local government. It is often assumed thatExpand
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How low can you go? Rationales and challenges for neighbourhood governance
Associated with innovation in both democratic practice and service design, neighbourhoods are high on policy agendas across Europe. Drawing upon classic debates about size and devolution, the articleExpand
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Women and Social Capital: A Comment on Hall's ‘Social Capital in Britain’
Hall's interesting article contains the bold, but undeveloped, argument that ‘social capital has been sustained in Britain largely by virtue of the increasing participation of women in theExpand
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Local political participation: the impact of rules-in-use
This article argues that political participation is shaped by locally distinctive 'rules-in-use', notwithstanding the socio-economic status or level of social capital in an area. It recognizes thatExpand
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Diagnosing and remedying the failings of official participation schemes: the CLEAR framework
Drawing on extensive research, the article proposes a diagnostic tool for assessing official schemes to encourage participation and discusses remedial measures that might be taken to tackle problems.Expand
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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED …
Local governance is conceptualised as an ‘institutional matrix’, comprising distinct (but interacting) rule-sets, in which forces for change and continuity coexist. Different rule-sets change atExpand
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