Critiquing food security inter-governmental partnership approaches in Victoria, Australia

Slade, Christine and Baldwin, Claudia (2016) Critiquing food security inter-governmental partnership approaches in Victoria, Australia. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 1-17. doi:doi:10.1111/1467-8500.12216


Author Slade, Christine
Baldwin, Claudia
Title Critiquing food security inter-governmental partnership approaches in Victoria, Australia
Journal name Australian Journal of Public Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-6647
1467-8500
Publication date 2016-09-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI doi:10.1111/1467-8500.12216
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Food security is an issue, not only in developing countries but also in developed economies such as Australia where people from vulnerable groups cannot access affordable and appropriate food on a daily basis. Agencies emphasise the need for collaborative approaches to such complex, multi-sectoral challenges. This article analyses two inter-governmental partnership approaches facilitating local government's response to food insecurity in 12 municipalities within the state of Victoria. We focus on the partnership approaches to collaboration, processes and structures, and collective outcomes. The comparative data analysis from in-depth interviews and document analysis of project-associated materials and municipal policies provides insight into the different partnership approaches. Results suggest that while strategically designed and focused inter-governmental partnerships can build local government capacity to respond to food security, there are systemic, regulatory, and resource barriers in play. In conclusion, the implications of these findings for future inter-governmental approaches to address complex challenges are considered.
Keyword Inter-governmental partnerships
Food security
Local government
Capacity
Systemic barriers
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published online 28 September 2016

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