Community engagement : towards community as governance

McCabe, Angela C., Keast, Robyn L., & Brown, Kerry A. (2006) Community engagement : towards community as governance. In Governments and Communities in Partnership Conference, 25-27 September 2006, Melbourne, VIC.


Community engagement is argued to provide government decision makers and policy developers with the ability to enhance services to the community through improved communication engendered by integrated interaction with the community. Aimed to provide an integrated and in-touch interface between citizens within the community and government, community engagement is a recent addition in a line of community-government initiatives. However, community engagement presents as a concept dualistic in nature and operationalised within ambiguity. Drawing on the extant literature and case studies, this paper unpacks the various definitions and practices surrounding interactions with community and government to provide a fundamental clarification of community engagement.

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ID Code: 7497
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Community Engagement, Governance, Government
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Deposited On: 10 May 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:39

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