Collaborative Governance in Cities under Austerity: An Eight-case Comparative Study
Funded period: 04/15 - 09/17
Grant value: £373,470
Lead institution: De Montfort University
PI: Jonathan Davies
Web link: https://www.urbantransformations.ox.ac.uk/project/collaborative-governance-under-austerity-an-eight-case-comparative-study/
Collaborative Governance in Cities under Austerity: An Eight-case Comparative Study is a project exploring multistakeholder governance in eight case study cities (Athens, Baltimore, Barcelona, Dublin, Leicester, Melbourne, Montreal and Nantes) in Australia, Canada and Europe. The focus of the research is how collaboration contributes to the governance of austerity. Governments and public service leaders argue that collaboration with businesses, voluntary organisations and active citizens is essential for addressing the many challenges posed by austerity. The challenges include transforming public services to cope with cuts, changing citizen expectations and managing demand for services and enhancing the legitimacy of difficult policy decisions by involving people outside government in making them.