Partnership working in Regions: Reflections on local government collaboration in Wales

Jesse Heley, Kate Moles

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Set against the established political mantra of partnership working, this paper considers the conceptual framings of the local authority partnership agenda in academic debates and concurrent empirical research. We compare and contrast the changing formal territorial remits of political intervention with the spatial constructs understood and employed by those stakeholders responsible for delivering children's services. In so doing, we illustrate the uneven nature of local government partnership working and reflect on the ways in which organizational asymmetry, cultural connections, shared material experiences and historic rounds of local authority restructuring enable and constrain collaborative practice
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-153
Number of pages14
JournalRegional Science Policy & Practice
Issue number2
Early online date28 Feb 2012
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2012


  • partnership working
  • local government
  • hollowing out
  • filling in
  • compossibility


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