The Cult of Collaboration in Public Policy
Janine L. O'Flynn
University of Melbourne - School of Social and Political Sciences; Australia and New Zealand School of Government
September 14, 2011
Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp. 112-116, March 2009
A ‘cult of collaboration’ is emerging in Australian public policy circles. In this article I argue this reflects a misunderstanding of the concept and its distinctive characteristics. Here I reintroduce collaboration vis-a-vis other forms of ‘working together’ and question whether we have taken a collaborative turn in public policy. In doing so I hope to contribute to a debate on the relevance of collaboration for public policy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 5
Keywords: collaboration, public policy, AustraliaAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 16, 2011
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