Cuts, collaboration and creativity

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Massive cuts in public spending are demanding a new era of collaborative working among partners in English local governance. Partnerships have the capacity to pool assets, share scarce resources and leverage new forms of social and human capital. City-wide partnerships are also ideal vehicles for public service creativity. Action research in Sheffield reveals the potential, but also the pitfalls, of attempts to mainstream partnership principles, now they are no longer mandated by central government.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-408
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money & Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


  • Austerity, collaboration, cuts, local governance, partnership