Collaboration between governments, business and the voluntary and community sectors is now central to the way public policy is made, managed and delivered. This book provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the theory, policy and practice of collaboration. The authors explore the experience of collaboration in regeneration, health and other policy sectors, and assess the consequences of the emergence of public-private partnerships contrasting the UK experience to that elsewhere in the world.
HELEN SULLIVAN is Lecturer in Public Policy and Implementation, University of Birmingham. - CHRIS SKELCHER is Professor of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham.