Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Collaboration: what's all the fuss?
Welcome to Public Management Australia a blog written by Janine O'Flynn, an academic in the Crawford School of Economics and Government at The Australian National University . The aim of the blog is to connect with those interested in issues of public management in Australia and around the world.
To start us off, my first post will be on the issue of collaboration in the public sector. Collaboration has became an increasingly popular notion, not just in the Australian public sector but around world. Recently I co-edited a book on Collaborative Governance in Australia as part of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government series and it is now available to download from the ANU E Press. The book brings together papers from practitioners in government, non-profits, and academics.
My chapter raises the question as to whether we really have much evidence for collaborative practice, as opposed to collaboration talk. It also questions whether collaboration is just another buzzword which has taken hold. Feel free to comment!
Download the book (or individual chapters) for free: http://epress.anu.edu.au/collab_gov_citation.html