Collaborative governance of ageing: Challenges for local government in partnering with the seniors' sector

Everingham, Jo-Anne, Warburton, Jeni, Cuthill, Michael and Bartlett, Helen (2012) Collaborative governance of ageing: Challenges for local government in partnering with the seniors' sector. Local Government Studies, 38 2: 161-181. doi:10.1080/03003930.2011.615834

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Author Everingham, Jo-Anne
Warburton, Jeni
Cuthill, Michael
Bartlett, Helen
Title Collaborative governance of ageing: Challenges for local government in partnering with the seniors' sector
Journal name Local Government Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-3930
Publication date 2012
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03003930.2011.615834
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 38
Issue 2
Start page 161
End page 181
Total pages 21
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper considers the role local government plays in the formation and effectiveness of local collaborative partnerships in ageing well. Collaborative processes are central to emerging models of local governance and have received considerable practical and theoretical consideration with respect to many policy domains. Such collaborations require local organisations and actors from various sectors to work together in partnerships and networks to achieve policy goals. This paper reports research from two collaborations in southeast Queensland municipalities, and shows that joint efforts between local government and community organisations pose challenges. These relate to the political context and specifically to the tensions between flexibility and coordination; and tensions between harnessing community resources and investing resources. We highlight the value of a framing role for local government to ensure that such governance models for local action on ageing realise a collaborative advantage. In particular, the findings highlight the need for local government to invest in these processes and build social infrastructure and assets in order to develop improved ways of facilitating collaborative governance.
Keyword Collaboration
Urban governance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 13 Oct 2011. Authors prepress title: "Collaborative governance of ageing: Challenges and dilemnas for local government in partnering with the seniors' sector".

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