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Working together for stronger Victorian communities


Blacher, Y and Adams, DW, Working together for stronger Victorian communities, The Collaborative State, Demos, Parker & Gallagher (ed), London, pp. 71-86. ISBN 978-1-84180-179-7 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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The idea of collaboration is now well entrenched in public policy and linked to new ideas around devolution and network governance,1 yet the actual administrative arrangements necessary to give effect to the idea are still emerging. In this case study we canvass the ‘organising’ aspects that give administrative form to collaboration. We do this through the lens of the Victorian government’s community strengthening strategy – since to be effective, community strengthening requires substantial collaboration with communities, with other departments and with other sectors. Our view is that the idea of collaboration will become reality only through new forms of governance since our existing forms are built on a historical model that privileges hierarchy over collaboration.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Victorian, community strengthening strategy, collaboration
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Demography
Research Field:Population trends and policies
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Pacific Peoples community services
Objective Field:Pacific Peoples community services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Adams, DW (Professor David Adams)
ID Code:50565
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2018-05-23
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