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Remaking governancePeoples, politics and the public sphere$
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Janet Newman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346407

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.001.0001

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Promoting democratic governance through partnerships?1

Promoting democratic governance through partnerships?1

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(p.139) Seven Promoting democratic governance through partnerships?1
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Remaking governance
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Rebekah Sterling

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.003.0008

This chapter argues that the emergence of partnership working as a key governmental strategy reflects a complex intersection of governance trends. It notes that these have paradoxical implications for democracy: while not intrinsically democratic and offering very circumscribed opportunities for public participation, partnerships have the potential to draw citizens into new domains of power.

Keywords:   democratic governance, partnerships, public participation, citizens

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