Partnership working

Policy and practice

Edited by Susan Balloch and Marilyn Taylor

Partnership working

Edited by Susan Balloch and Marilyn Taylor

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781861342201 Published July 2001 For sale in North and South America only
Over the past 10 years partnership working has become a central feature of public services. This book analyses experience of partnerships in different policy fields, identifying the theoretical and practical impediments to making partnership work and critically evaluating the advantages and disadvantages for those involved. Its broad coverage goes beyond the confines of statutory partnerships, addressing other important forms of collaboration between voluntary, private and statutory sectors and service users and community and minority groups.Through a wide range of perspectives, Partnership working aims to integrate theory and practice across a number of policy areas. Using a variety of models, it:highlights both positive and negative aspects of partnership working at political, cultural and technical levels;shows how partnerships can empower people and groups through effective collaboration; suggests some of the principles on which good practice should be based and the resources required;addresses key issues of accountability, representation and social exclusion.·[vbTab]The book provides important reading for academics, policy makers, service providers and senior practitioners in community development and community safety, local government, housing, social services and health. It will also be a valuable resource for those working in voluntary organisations and students on professional courses.
Contents
Introduction - Susan Balloch and Marilyn Taylor

Part One: Regeneration and social exclusion
'Holism' and urban regeneration - Peter Ambrose
Partnerships and power in community regeneration - Marjorie Mayo and Marilyn Taylor
Local government, anti-poverty strategies and partnership working - Sarah Pearson
Partnership and change in social housing - Barbara Reid
Improving partnership working in housing and mental health - Simon Northmore

Part Two: Partnerships in social care and health
The potential of project status to support partnerships - Valerie Williamson
Promoting independence: a partnership approach to supporting older people in the community - Helen Charnley
Partnership between service users and statutory social services - Michael Turner and Susan Balloch
Partnership working in health promotion: the potential role of social capital in health development - John Kenneth Davies

Part Three: Power, participation and place
Partnership and power: the role of black and minority ethnic voluntary organisations in challenging racism - Jabeer Butt
Rounding up the 'usual suspects': police approaches to multiagency policing - Peter Squires and Lynda Measor
Partnership - participation - power: the meaning of empowerment in post-industrial society - David Byrne
Spatial considerations in multiagency and multidisciplinary work - Philip Haynes
Conclusion - can partnerships work? - Susan Balloch and Marilyn Taylor
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