Collaborative governance of ageing: challenges for local government in partnering with the seniors' sector

Everingham, Jo-Anne and Cuthill, Michael and Warburton, Jeni and Bartlett, Helen (2012) Collaborative governance of ageing: challenges for local government in partnering with the seniors' sector. Local Government Studies, 38 (2). pp. 161-181. ISSN 0300-3930

Abstract

ABSTRACT This paper considers the role local government plays in the formation and effectiveness of local collaborative partnerships in ageing well. Collaborative
processes are central to emerging models of local governance and have received considerable practical and theoretical consideration with respect to many policy
domains. Such collaborations require local organisations and actors from various sectors to work together in partnerships and networks to achieve policy goals. This
paper reports research from two collaborations in southeast Queensland municipalities, and shows that joint efforts between local government and community organisations pose challenges. These relate to the political context and specifically to the tensions between flexibility and coordination; and tensions between harnessing
community resources and investing resources. We highlight the value of a framing role for local government to ensure that such governance models for local action on
ageing realise a collaborative advantage. In particular, the findings highlight the need for local government to invest in these processes and build social infrastructure
and assets in order to develop improved ways of facilitating collaborative governance.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2013 02:49
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 02:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration, partnerships, networks, ageing, urban governance
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160512 Social Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2011.615834
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22787

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