Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/8386
Title: Public Value: Positive Ethics for Australian Local Government
Contributor(s): Grant, Bligh  (author); Fisher, Josie A  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2011
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/8386
Open Access Link: http://epubs.scu.edu.au/jesp/vol14/iss2/7/Open Access Link
Abstract: The challenges confronting Australian local government are typically problematised in terms of either economic sustainability and efficiency, or the 'democratic deficit' resultant from amalgamations. Comparatively little attention has been paid to a justification of local government aimed at reinforcing its legitimacy against reform processes initiated by other tiers of government. In an attempt to rectify this deficit, this paper explores the applicability of Mark Moore's (1995) theory of Public Value to Australian local government. We argue that despite Rhodes and Wanna's (2007) objections to the applicability of Moore's theory to Westminster political systems, Public Value provides both an accurate sociological heuristic and a normative theory of politics and public sector management for Australian local government.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 14(2), p. 1-19
Publisher: Southern Cross University
Place of Publication: Queensland, Australia
ISSN: 1325-2224
Field of Research (FOR): 160509 Public Administration
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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