Multi-level Governance

Multi-level Governance

Conceptual challenges and case studies from Australia

Edited by: Katherine A. Daniell, Adrian Kay orcid

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Important policy problems rarely fit neatly within existing territorial boundaries. More difficult still, individual governments or government departments rarely enjoy the power, resources and governance structures required to respond effectively to policy challenges under their responsibility. These dilemmas impose the requirement to work with others from the public, private, non-governmental organisation (NGO) or community spheres, and across a range of administrative levels and sectors. But how? This book investigates the challenges—both conceptual and practical—of multi-level governance processes. It draws on a range of cases from Australian public policy, with comparisons to multi-level governance systems abroad, to understand factors behind the effective coordination and management of multi-level governance processes in different policy areas over the short and longer term. Issues such as accountability, politics and cultures of governance are investigated through policy areas including social, environmental and spatial planning policy.

The authors of the volume are a range of academics and past public servants from different jurisdictions, which allows previously hidden stories and processes of multi-level governance in Australia across different periods of government to be revealed and analysed for the first time.

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Part 1: Conceptual Challenges

  1. Multi-level Governance: An Introduction (PDF, 0.2MB)Katherine A. Daniell and Adrian Kay doi
  2. Multi-level Governance and the Study of Australian Federalism (PDF, 0.2MB)Adrian Kay doi
  3. Rethinking Federalism: Network Governance, Multi-level Governance and Australian Politics (PDF, 0.2MB)Paul Fawcett and David Marsh doi
  4. Accountability in Multi-level Governance: The Example of Australian Federalism (PDF, 0.2MB)Richard Mulgan doi
  5. Multi-level Governmentality (PDF, 0.2MB)Paul Dugdale doi
  6. Multi-level Governance as Political Theory (PDF, 0.2MB)Russell Kerr doi

Part 2: Education and Social Policy

  1. Negotiating the Early Childhood Education Revolution: An Exercise in Multi-level Governance (PDF, 0.4MB)Trish Mercer and Wendy Jarvie doi
  2. The Deployment of an Epistemic Model of Multi-level Governance: A Study of Differences in Hearing (PDF, 0.2MB)Anthony Hogan doi
  3. Multi-level Governance in Aboriginal Community Development: Structures, Processes and Skills for Working across Boundaries (PDF, 0.3MB)Wendy Jarvie and Jenny Stewart doi

Part 3: Spatial and Planning Policy

  1. Multi-level Housing Policy in Australia (PDF, 0.2MB)Patrick Troy doi
  2. Multi-level Governance in Integrated Land Use and Natural Resource Planning on the Urban Fringe: A Case Study of Processes and Structures for Governing across Boundaries (PDF, 1.0MB)Iris Iwanicki, Kathryn Bellette and Stephen Smith doi
  3. Regional Solutions for Multi‑level Governance Challenges in Australian Coastal and Climate Change Planning (PDF, 0.2MB)Barbara Norman and Nicole Gurran doi
  4. Multi-level Governance in the Lake Eyre Basin: Meeting in the Middle? (PDF, 0.4MB)Kate Andrews doi

Part 4: Environmental and Agricultural Policy

  1. Natural Resource Management as a Form of Multi-level Governance: The Impact of Reform in Queensland and Tasmania (PDF, 0.2MB)Allan Dale, Sarah Ryan and Kathleen Broderick doi
  2. Multi-level Integrated Water Governance: Examples from New South Wales and Colorado (PDF, 0.2MB)Andrew Ross doi
  3. Private Actors in Multi-level Governance: GLOBALG.A.P. Standard-setting for Agricultural and Food Products (PDF, 0.2MB)Anne McNaughton and Stewart Lockie doi
  4. Breaking Down the ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Approach to Rural and Regional Policy: Enhancing Policy Initiatives through Multi-level Governance (PDF, 0.2MB)Katherine A. Daniell, Anthony Hogan and Jen Cleary doi
  5. What Remains Unwritten? Developing a Critical Evaluation of Multi-level Governance and its Futures in Australian Public Policy and Politics (PDF, 0.3MB)Katherine A. Daniell and Trish Mercer doi

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