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|Title:||Governance, public policy and boundary-making|
|Citation:||Australian Journal of Political Science, 2018; 53(4):480-489|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Paul Fawcett, Tim Legrand, Jenny M. Lewis and Siobhan O’Sullivan|
|Abstract:||This symposium draws attention to innovative and emerging research in Australian public policy exploring the interplay of governance, public policy and boundary-making. Conceptually and substantively, boundaries are fundamental to understanding policy outcomes, yet remain overlooked and undertheorised. We aim to contribute to public policy debates, in Australia and beyond, by provoking further reflection on this theme, in particular, the distributive effects of boundaries in policy-making; the blurring of boundaries implicit to governance frameworks; the crossing of boundaries, especially by policy-officials within and between institutions; the construction of boundaries to separate and marginalise; and the existence of temporal–spatial boundaries that demarcate jurisdiction and authority. In short, the study of governance and public policy-making is marked by multiple different types of boundaries but the way in which boundaries get drawn and redrawn is also suffuse with political contestation meaning they raise crucial questions about the exercise of power.|
|Keywords:||Boundaries; governance; power; public policy|
|Rights:||© 2018 Australian Political Studies Association|
|Appears in Collections:||Politics publications|
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