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Strategic links in a cut-throat world: Rethinking the role and relationships of Australian ministerial staff

Maley, Maria

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Ministerial staff relationships form part of the networks within the core executive. This article uses data from a comprehensive empirical study of Australian ministerial staff to explore advisers' horizontal relationships with each other. It finds that the interactions between Australian ministerial advisers are a key part of their role, are highly valued by ministers and public servants, and are an important element of the cabinet system. The informal links and networks between partisan...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMaley, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:27:08Z
dc.identifier.issn0033-3298
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/68084
dc.description.abstractMinisterial staff relationships form part of the networks within the core executive. This article uses data from a comprehensive empirical study of Australian ministerial staff to explore advisers' horizontal relationships with each other. It finds that the interactions between Australian ministerial advisers are a key part of their role, are highly valued by ministers and public servants, and are an important element of the cabinet system. The informal links and networks between partisan advisers are underpinned by commonly understood norms of behaviour and a clear power structure. This partisan arena of the core executive has become important to ministers and the collective functioning of government.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourcePublic Administration
dc.subjectKeywords: administrative framework; governance approach; public administration; strategic approach; Australia
dc.titleStrategic links in a cut-throat world: Rethinking the role and relationships of Australian ministerial staff
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolumeEarly view
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor160509 - Public Administration
local.identifier.ariespublicationf2965xPUB1614
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMaley, Maria, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issueOnline 26 Apr 2011
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage20
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9299.2011.01928.x
local.identifier.absseo940204 - Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T08:15:40Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84155172499
local.identifier.thomsonID000298594800015
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