'Joining up' and network governance: Some lessons and dilemmas from Queensland

Reddel, Tim (2002). 'Joining up' and network governance: Some lessons and dilemmas from Queensland. In: Mark Considine, Knowledge, networks and joined-up government: Conference proceedings from the International Political Science Association Committee, Structure and Organisation of Government Research. Knowledge, Networks and Joined-Up Government, Melbourne, Australia, (301-316). 3-5 June 2002.


Author Reddel, Tim
Title of paper 'Joining up' and network governance: Some lessons and dilemmas from Queensland
Conference name Knowledge, Networks and Joined-Up Government
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 3-5 June 2002
Proceedings title Knowledge, networks and joined-up government: Conference proceedings from the International Political Science Association Committee, Structure and Organisation of Government Research
Place of Publication Melbourne, Vic., Australia
Publisher University of Melbourne Centre for Public Policy
Publication Year 2002
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 0732516196
Editor Mark Considine
Start page 301
End page 316
Total pages 16
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The discourse of “network governance” and “joined-up government” centred on management by negotiation and dispersed networks has emerged as a template for a range of political, policy and administrative arrangements. Proponents of this approach argue that it offers a framework for re-conceptualising state/market/civil society relations, promoting citizen participation, enhancing coordination between sectors and delivering improved community outcomes. This paper will discuss two important dimensions of this emerging framework: the problematic relationship between liberal representative and participatory forms of democratic organisation; and the limitations of traditional technical methodologies of participatory practice and policy making. Recent participatory initiatives by Queensland state governments will be interrogated in order to highlight these dilemmas and to propose future research and policy directions.
Subjects E1
360201 Public Policy
750604 Civics and citizenship
Keyword management
dispersed networks
network governance
joined-up government
Q-Index Code E1

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