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dc.contributor.author Goodwin, M. A.
dc.contributor.author Edwards, Bill
dc.contributor.author Woods, Michael
dc.contributor.author Pemberton, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-15T09:22:37Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-15T09:22:37Z
dc.date.issued 2001-08
dc.identifier.citation Goodwin , M A , Edwards , B , Woods , M & Pemberton , S 2001 , ' Partnerships, power, and scale in rural governance ' Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy , vol 1 , no. 2 , pp. 289-310 . , 10.1068/c12m en
dc.identifier.issn 0263-774X
dc.identifier.other PURE: 95353
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1595
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1595
dc.description Woods, Michael, Edwards, B., Goodwin, M.A., Pemberton, S., (2001) 'Partnerships, power, and scale in rural governance', Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 19 pp.289-310 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract Partnerships have become established as a significant vehicle for the implementation of rural development policy in Britain. In promoting new working relationships between different state agencies and between the public, private, and voluntary sectors, partnerships have arguably contributed to a reconfiguration of the scalar hierarchy of the state. In this paper we draw on recent debates about the 'politics of scale' and on empirical examples from Mid Wales and Shropshire to explore the scalar implications of partnerships. We investigate how discursive constructs of partnership are translated into practice, how official discourses are mediated by local actors, the relationship between partnerships and existing scales of governance, and the particular 'geometry of power' being constructed through partnerships. We argue that the existing scalar hierarchy of the state has been influential in structuring the scales and territories of partnerships, and that, despite an apparent devolution of the public face of governance, the state remains crucial in governing the process of governance through partnerships. en
dc.format.extent 22 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy en
dc.title Partnerships, power, and scale in rural governance en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/c12m
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution New Political Geographies en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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