Presence or Partnership? - Voluntary and Private Sector Influence in Community Planning in Scotland

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Sinclair, S.; Lindsay, K.

This project explored the extent to which voluntary and private sector representatives were equal and effective partners in Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) in Scotland. CPPs are responsible for co-ordinated policy-making and joint service delivery between local authorities and other key public agencies in Scotland, and include representatives from the local community, voluntary and private sectors. The project sought to estimate relative voluntary and private sector involvement, integration and influence in CPPs, and their impact on Community Planning (CP) processes and outputs. The research involved analysis of CP documents and interviews with key CPP participants in a case study Partnership. The project compared findings with studies of Local Strategic Partnerships in England, and related the analysis to contemporary theories of local governance reform and public sector modernisation in Britain.

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