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Introduction

Balloch Susan and Taylor Marilyn

in Partnership working

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9781861342201
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302919 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342201.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about partnership working in public services in England. It explores the experience of partnerships in different policy fields and identifies the theoretical issues and the practical impediments to making partnership work. The chapter discusses the current debates about partnership and examines the implications of partnership for changing radically the current cultures of service provision and addressing the government's social exclusion agenda.

Keywords: partnership working; public services; England; service provision; social exclusion

Chapter.  4940 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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