The cult of collaboration in public policy: CONTROVERSY/COMMENTARY

Janine O'Flynn*

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    A 'cult of collaboration' is emerging in Australian public policy circles. In this article I argue this reflects a misunderstanding of the concept and its distinctive characteristics. Here I reintroduce collaboration vis-à-vis other forms of 'working together' and question whether we have taken a collaborative turn in public policy. In doing so I hope to contribute to a debate on the relevance of collaboration for public policy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)112-116
    Number of pages5
    JournalAustralian Journal of Public Administration
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


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