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Title: Local Democracy and Local Government Efficiency: The Role of Community Engagement in Local Government Reform in Queensland
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian Edward  (author); Dallinger, Darren (author)
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: Australian local government has been subjected to vigorous reform by State Governments for more than a decade, with the most recent reform episode presently under way in Queensland under the Size, Shape and Sustainability programme. Reform has typically focused on enhancing the operational efficiency of local government, with scant consideration accorded to local democracy. Accordingly, this paper examines the role of community engagement in local government reform in Queensland, both as a means of retaining the vibrancy of local democracy and as a method of improving the efficacy of reform itself by drawing upon local knowledge through engagement with local communities.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Decentralized Local Governance: Perspectives and Experiences, p. 179-196
Publisher: The Icfai University Press
Place of Publication: Hyderabad, India
ISBN: 9788131416563
Field of Research (FOR): 140218 Urban and Regional Economics
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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