Promoting democratic governance through partnerships?<sup>1</sup>

Rebekah Sterling

in Remaking governance

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346407
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303206 | DOI:
Promoting democratic governance through partnerships?1

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This chapter argues that the emergence of partnership working as a key governmental strategy reflects a complex intersection of governance trends. It notes that these have paradoxical implications for democracy: while not intrinsically democratic and offering very circumscribed opportunities for public participation, partnerships have the potential to draw citizens into new domains of power.

Keywords: democratic governance; partnerships; public participation; citizens

Chapter.  6782 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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