Network governance amidst local economic crisis

Gunasekara, Chrys (2008) Network governance amidst local economic crisis. Australian Journal of Political Science, 43(2), pp. 207-223.

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This paper examines the operation of a network governance experiment that accompanied political and policy responses to an economic shock in an Australian provincial city. The economic shock was precipitated by the closure of a steelworks operation, wiping out a significant base of employment in the city. Challenges to the operation of network governance raised in the study relate to: asymmetries of information, capabilities, resources and power; political agendas by higher-tier governments; the diverse calls of interests and, not least, the tensions and indeterminacies of a liberal, market-oriented variety of capitalism. Implications for the development of network governance approaches are discussed.

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ID Code: 21182
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Networks, Governance, Economic Crisis, Public Polict
DOI: 10.1080/10361140802035747
ISSN: 1036-1146
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 15 Jun 2009 04:57
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:43

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