Collaboration: a solution to inter-jurisdictional strife?

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Title Collaboration: a solution to inter-jurisdictional strife?
Author Liebrecht, Tanya Louise; Howes, Michael James
Publication Title Governments and Communities in Partnership Conference: From theory to Practice.
Editor Mark Considine
Year Published 2006
Place of publication University of Melbourne
Publisher Centre for Public Policy
Abstract A persistent feature of Australian politics has been the ongoing conflict between both different branches and different levels of the state.2 The allocation of scarce resources to provide essential services and infrastructure plays a central role in this conflict. Various collaborative governance regimes have been proposed to alleviate the problem. In 2004 the ARC began funding a three year project to explore this area that involved Griffith University, the University of Queensland, and Central Queensland University, that had developed a linkage partnership with the Queensland Departments of Main Roads, Transport, Natural Resources and Mines, and the Local Government Association. The focus of the research was a set of central Queensland case studies that were analysed to determine when and under what conditions collaboration between different parts of the state worked most effectively. The project has recently entered its final year and some interesting preliminary results are now emerging. This paper explores the results and implications of this research to date from a political science perspective.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Conference name Governments and Communities in Partnership Conference
Location University of Melbourne
Date From 2006-09-25
Date To 2006-09-27
Date Accessioned 2007-02-01
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Public Administration
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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