Network Governance and the 2020 Summit

Paul FAWCETT, Rob Manwaring, David Marsh

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The idea that governance has replaced government, and that networks have replaced hierarchy as the dominant mode of governance, have become mainstream views in the public policy literature. In this article, we consider a key initiative of the Rudd government in Australia, the 2020 Summit, which, at first sight, seems like an example of network governance in action. Having considered the operation and outcomes of the Summit, however, we argue that it more accurately illustrates how governments, perhaps particularly in Westminster systems, attempt to preserve hierarchy, through a process of metagovernance
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)651-667
Number of pages17
JournalAustralian Journal of Political Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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