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New Research Instruments for Government: Measuring Community Engagement


Adams, DW and Hess, M, New Research Instruments for Government: Measuring Community Engagement, Making Knowledge Work: Sustaining Learning Communities and Regions, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, C. Duke, L. Doyle & B. Wilson (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 67-83. ISBN 1-86201-246-6 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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Australian contemporary public administration is characterised by the reemergence of community as a useful category across a range of policy-making and service delivery areas. The background to this introduction of social factors to balance the market oriented instruments of the New Public Management (NPM) has been the subject of considerable commentary (Smyth et al., 2005; Vinson, 2004; Considine, 2004). Less attention has been paid to the actual instruments needed to make community a practical part of policy making and public management. This chapter outlines progress to date in Victoria in establishing what could become a national measurement framework for engaging communities.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public administration
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Adams, DW (Professor David Adams)
UTAS Author:Hess, M (Professor Michael Hess)
ID Code:41935
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2013-03-21
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