Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12136
Title: A Survey of Community Engagement in Australian Local Government
Contributor(s): Grant, Bligh (author); Dollery, Brian E (author); Kortt, Michael A (author); Blackwell, Boyd (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12136
Abstract: In the quest for both enhanced local democracy (Aulich 2009) and increased economic prosperity founded in 'place-based' policy-making (Lyons 2007), community engagement has become an established technique of Australian local government planning and decision-making. While several commentators have considered the normative validity of community engagement strategies (see, for example, Grant and Dollery 2011) and others have conducted detailed studies of particular jurisdictional contexts (Prior and Herriman 2010; Wiseman 2006), to date a comparative study of the different Australian local government systems has not been forthcoming. As an initial step toward undertaking this comprehensive empirical task, this paper examines the legislative and regulatory frameworks for community engagement in Australian local government jurisdictions. It is argued that the characteristics of Australia's federal system are played out in this policy arena, such that differences between the state and territory frameworks enable the promise of place-based policy making to be felt at the local community level.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of African & Asian Local Government Studies, 1(4), p. 1-29
Publisher: Open Journal Systems
Place of Publication: online
ISSN: 2286-7104
Field of Research (FOR): 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://www.jaalgs.net/journal/index.php/jals/article/view/32/29
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