Grassroots to Government

Grassroots to Government : Creating Joined-Up Working in Australia

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Joined-up government is a complex, expensive and elusive goal, which has captured the imaginations of public administrators since the 1950s. It offers great promise for tackling the complex or 'wicked' policy problems that concern the governments of industrialised countries. Despite ongoing interest, there remains and absence of core methods and principles to make joined-up governance work in practice. Grassroots to Government comprehensively explains the state of evidence in joined-up government, illustrated by an in-depth case study of the implementation experiences of a national initiative, the Australian Social Inclusion more

Product details

  • Hardback | 277 pages
  • 141 x 217 x 16mm | 358g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Academic Monographs
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Main ed.
  • 052286970X
  • 9780522869705

About Gemma Carey

Dr Gemma Carey is a Research Fellow with the Regulatory Network at the Australian National University. She holds a PhD in social policy and population health from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research sits at the interface between public administration, governance, social policy and public health. In particular, Dr Carey has investigated processes of 'joining up' within government, and between government and non-government more