This important book examines the role, behaviours and management practices of middle managers operating within the context of collaboration – complex inter-organizational and multi-sector settings that demand cross-boundary governance, policy and practice to tackle challenging contemporary societal problems and issues. Presenting new evidence and offering perspectives from both the public and private sectors, the author critically explores the main themes that are integral to the management challenges facing this cadre of managers. The book sets out the implications of this research for policy and practice and offers practical recommendations to policy makers and managers working in this area.
ARTICLE Affective collaboration in the Westfjords of Iceland Valdimar J. Halldórsson Museum of Jón Sigurðsson, Hrafnseyri, Iceland ABSTRACT This article advances the need for participatory, affect-based approaches to research through reflection on two projects: the first, concerning the work of a District Committee, the inhabitants of the district and the Municipal Government in the Westfjords of Iceland; the second, a qualitative research project conducted for Red Cross branches in the same area. Anthropologists and ethno- graphers have always practised
realise that this may sound indulgent, even lazy, but I am endeavouring to talk about how a commitment to social work research and to collaboration with others has worked out for me. I hesitated before taking this on, not only partly because it is not possible to avoid echoing things I have said elsewhere, but also because while relationships with social work and social science colleagues across the world have been a stimulus and indeed a pleasure, I do not think I have given serious thought to what this might mean for the social work community as a whole. Mark Hardy
This book brings together contributions from a range of social welfare settings, including child welfare, unemployment, mental health and substance abuse treatment, to examine how interprofessional collaboration and service user participation are realised or challenged in multi-agency meetings.
It provides empirically grounded analyses of specific aspects of multi-agency work and offers a distinctive conceptual framework for understanding and analysing interaction during meetings in various social welfare settings.
Based on audio and video recordings, the authors provide clear examples of actual practices of social welfare professionals and demonstrate how the realisation of collaborative and integrated welfare policy is contingent on effective interactional practices between professionals and service users.
Collaborative working is an established feature of the public, business and third sector environments, but its effectiveness can be hampered by complex structural and personal variants.
This original book explores the influence of agency through the role of individual actors in collaborative working processes, known as boundary spanners. It examines the different aspects of the boundary spanner’s role and discusses the skills, abilities, and experience that are necessary.
It will be of interest to academics, researchers and students interested in this field of study, and provides learning for policy makers and practitioners active in the fields of collaboration.
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The COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone – but, for some, existing social inequalities were exacerbated, and this created a vital need for research.
Researchers found themselves operating in a new and difficult context; they needed to act quickly and think collectively to embark on new research despite the constraints of the pandemic. This book presents the collaborative process of 14 research projects working together during COVID-19. It documents their findings and explains how researchers in the voluntary sector and academia responded methodologically, practically, and ethically to researching poverty and everyday life for families on low incomes during the pandemic.
This book synthesises the challenges of researching during COVID-19 to improve future policy and practice.
Also see ‘A Year Like No Other: Family Life on a Low Income in COVID-19’ to find out more about the lived experiences of low-income families during the pandemic.
391 Policy & Politics • vol 43 • no 3 • 391-406 • © Policy Press 2015 • #PPjnl @policy_politics Print ISSN 0305 5736 • Online ISSN 1470 8442 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557315X14357434864543 When collaborative governance scales up: lessons from global public health about compound collaboration Chris Ansell, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of California, Berkeley, USA Global diseases require collaboration at multiple scales – from local to global. This article examines the experience of three international global public health partnerships – UNAIDS, the
Over the past four decades, collaboration has emerged as a widely supported strategy for changing how we address collective problems. Particularly encouraging has been the move from traditional state-controlled methods of disseminating public health and education programmes toward community-based collaborative processes. The advantages of community-based collaboration stems from its commitment to democratic process. The traditional, state-controlled process of collaboration is fundamentally undemocratic; it relies on hierarchal control, assumes that community
Introduction National and international research partnerships are often created by senior staff through tokenism and nepotism, which is highlighted when it comes to topics of authorship and peer review ( Sandström & Hällsten, 2007 ; Silva et al, 2019 ). With the rise of international collaborations as an indicator of research excellence, there is still little attention paid to the continuous inclusion of Black, Asian and minority ethnic academics in the context of research collaborations ( Parker & Kingori, 2016 ). Parker and Kingori also highlight that