ABSTRACT

In Chapter 4 we explored governance in place-keeping and identified partnerships as a particular way in which the responsibilities for decision-making around place-keeping are delivered. ‘Working in partnership’ has become central to the way government, at all levels, aims to develop strategic policy and to ensure delivery on the ground. This phrase, however, covers a multitude of different types of partnerships; they may be informal, based on a mutual understanding of roles and responsibilities, or formal, based on written agreement and contracts. Within this spectrum, the expectation of individual roles and the capacity to deliver certain responsibilities may also differ. Given this diversity, are some of these partnership models or approaches more suited to delivering place-keeping than others and are these models transferable?