International Journal of Public Sector Management: Volume 19 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: New perspectives on partnership

Guest Editors: Martin Laffin, Joyce Liddle

The distinctiveness of the Welsh partnership agenda

Tom Entwistle

This paper aims to consider whether there is significant divergence between the Welsh and English approaches to partnership working.


From partition to partnership: Managing collaboration within a curative framework for NHS care

Robert McMurray

Seeks to review policy and practice in the English National Health Service (NHS) to show the extent to which medically framed notions of cure act in opposition to attempts…


Partnership and statutory local governance in a devolved Scotland

Michael Carley

Partnership has become a primary organisational tool for achieving overlapping policy agendas in local governance. But evidence shows that partnerships underachieve if…


Partnership meets politics: managing within the maze

John Friend

To present a perspective on partnership grounded in empirical management research. This paper is based on a keynote presentation by the author at a conference on…


Au revoir to partnerships: what's next ?

John Diamond

To review the current debates on partnership working and to examine whether a “fitness for purpose” test is an appropriate way of evaluating existing developments.

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