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Governing without collaboration: State and civil society relations in Jamaica

Moloney, K.ORCID: 0000-0002-2024-3339 (2013) Governing without collaboration: State and civil society relations in Jamaica. International Public Management Review, 14 (1). pp. 1-26.

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Abstract

This study finds infrequent collaborative action between state and civil society actors in Jamaica. Jamaica's predominant institutional structure is authority-based. Relations between state and civil society actors may be considered consultative, at best. The Jamaican case sits in contrast to a collaborative governance scholarship largely focused upon successful collaborative cases. Theoretical development within collaborative governance research might benefit from more developing-country case studies, greater attention to historical explanations, and a broadened collaborative continuum. The presence of a consultative (but not collaborative) relationship may indicate a country's location at a midway point between authority-based and collaboratively-governed systems. Postulating about why a state has non-collaborative relationship will deepen our understanding of what is required for collaboration to occur.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Global Studies
Publisher: International Public Management Review
Copyright: © 2014 by IPMN
United Nations SDGs: Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/50102
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