Public governance: the government of non-state actors in ‘partnerships’

Karen Johnston

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)


Partnerships, as a form of governance, involve state and non-state actors in networks which are increasingly being employed in the formulation and implementation of public policy. This paper focuses on the internal dynamics of local partnerships and offers insights into the interactions between state and non-state actors in these governance networks. The state's authoritative role creates asymmetries in governance networks which make the theoretical conceptualization of governance questionable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number1
Early online date24 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


  • governance
  • partnerships
  • state and non-state actors
  • third sector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Public governance: the government of non-state actors in ‘partnerships’'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this