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Driving innovations in manufacturing: Open Access research from DMEM

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Centred on the vision of 'Delivering Total Engineering', DMEM is a centre for excellence in the processes, systems and technologies needed to support and enable engineering from concept to remanufacture. From user-centred design to sustainable design, from manufacturing operations to remanufacturing, from advanced materials research to systems engineering.

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Partnerships: The politics of agenda and policy implementation

Eccles, Andrew (2009) Partnerships: The politics of agenda and policy implementation. In: Exploring subject disciplinary and practice specific knowledges and learning for interprofessional practice: ESRC Seminars 2 and 3 Proceedings. University of Aberdeen School of Education. ISBN 1-903714-19-2

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Abstract

This paper is about the politics of working across professions and covers three areas. First, it examines the much increased use of the term 'partnership' in recent years and will argue that, however imprecise its application, it nonetheless has played a central role in the reshaping of public policy under New Labour. Second, linking into the agenda that practice should be evidence based, the paper will survey research on the actual outcomes of joint working across agencies. Third, the paper will examine the politics of managing and delivering joint working in two areas: the use of shared assessment tools and joint structures of organisation.