You Win Some, You Lose Some: Experiments with Joined-Up Government

International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 244-254, 2011

12 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2011

See all articles by Janine L. O'Flynn

Janine L. O'Flynn

University of Melbourne - School of Social and Political Sciences; Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Fiona Buick

University of Canberra - School of Business and Government

Deborah Ann Blackman

University of New South Wales (UNSW); University of Canberra

John Halligan

University of Canberra - School of Business and Government

Date Written: March 9, 2011

Abstract

In 2004 a bold experiment in the use of joined-up approaches to policy-making and implementation, best captured in the design of new policy architecture and the creation of a co-location model for service delivery, was undertaken to address the entrenched disadvantage of Indigenous Australians. In this article we report on inhibitors, explaining the under-performance of the joined-up experiment, and facilitators, which explain, in part, the existence of a small number of examples defying the broader trend.

Keywords: joined-up government, whole of government, service delivery, inhibitors, facilitators

JEL Classification: L30

Suggested Citation

O'Flynn, Janine L. and Buick, Fiona and Blackman, Deborah Ann and Halligan, John, You Win Some, You Lose Some: Experiments with Joined-Up Government (March 9, 2011). International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 244-254, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1927600

Janine L. O'Flynn (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - School of Social and Political Sciences ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

Australia and New Zealand School of Government ( email )

Level 4, 161 Barry Street
Carlton, Vic 3053
Australia

Fiona Buick

University of Canberra - School of Business and Government ( email )

Canberra, ACT 2601
Australia

Deborah Ann Blackman

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

University of Canberra ( email )

Canberra, ACT 2601
Australia

John Halligan

University of Canberra - School of Business and Government ( email )

Canberra, ACT 2601
Australia

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