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Performing Governance

Partnerships, Culture and New Labour


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Helen Dickinson
      Pages 1-8
  3. Setting Out the Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Helen Dickinson
      Pages 11-27
    3. Helen Dickinson
      Pages 28-51
    4. Helen Dickinson
      Pages 52-77
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Helen Dickinson
      Pages 81-111
    3. Helen Dickinson
      Pages 112-136
    4. Helen Dickinson
      Pages 137-167
    5. Helen Dickinson
      Pages 168-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 180-209

About this book


Performing Governance sets out a new framework to assess the performance of partnerships and examines what these actually deliver. This is applied to three areas of New Labour's welfare policy; child safeguarding, urban regeneration and the modernisation of health and social care. This book contributes to understanding governance under New Labour.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of MelbourneAustralia

About the authors

Helen Dickinson is Associate Professor of Public Governance at the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests include the governance of public services, the future of the public service workforce and medical leadership. Helen is editor of the Journal of Health Organisation and Management and the Journal of Integrated Care.

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