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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Networks, Governance, Economic Crisis, Public Polict|
|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 14:57|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2011 23:43|
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