Grassroots to Government: Creating Joined-up Working in Australia

Gemma Carey

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Abstract

    Joined-up government has captured the imaginations of public administrators for many decades. It offers great promise for tackling the complex, or 'wicked', policy problems that concern the governments of industrialised countries. Despite ongoing interest, there remains an absence of core methods and principles to make joined-up government work in practice. Increasingly, public policy scholars are calling for 'evidence-based' joined-up government. Grassroots to Government comprehensively explains the state of evidence in joined-up government, accompanied by an in-depth case study of the experiences of a national joined-up initiative—the Australian Social Inclusion Agenda. In doing so, it offers both a breadth and depth of knowledge on joined-up government. This is essential reading for anyone interested in designing, implementing and evaluating joined-up and whole-of-government initiatives, including: public service professionals, academics, community sector practitioners, and advanced level students in public policy, social policy and public administration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSouth Carlton, VIC 3053
    PublisherMelbourne University Publishing Limited
    Number of pages192
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780522869705
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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