Jenny Stewart


Multi-level governance: conceptual challenges and case studies from Australia

The authors of the volume are a range of academics and past public servants from different jurisdictions, which allows previously hidden stories and processes of multi-level governance in Australia across different periods of government to be revealed and analysed for the first time.
Journal article

Energy and food security: is Australia fragile or resilient?

Abstract: The Australian state is not normally considered in the context of fragility. We challenge the assumption of Australian robustness by examining the way in which two potential vulnerabilities are framed and the way these issues are incorporated in to the political and institutional policy...

The dilemmas of engagement: the role of consultation in governance

'Consultation' has become something of a mantra in contemporary governance. This book maps out the principal approaches used by governments to consult with and engage affected communities of interest. Governments well understand that policy occurs in a highly contestable environment in which there are multiple...

What's going on, then?

The recent turmoil on world financial markets had led many to wonder whether, this time, capitalism as we know it might really be finished. Whatever form the new capitalism takes, it will be different from the old. For the foreseeable future, the ideology of the...

Impact of staff ratios on under two year olds in children's services

The draft children's services regulation announced in April 2004 included a minimum standard staff child ratio of 1:5 for children aged under two years in centre-based and mobile children's services. The 2002 draft regulation proposed a better staff child ratio of 1:4. Karen Fisher and...