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Navigating the future: a case study of Growing Victoria Together


Adams, DW and Wiseman, John, Navigating the future: a case study of Growing Victoria Together, Australian Journal of Public Administration, 62, (2) pp. 11-23. ISSN 0313-6647 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/1467-8497.00321


In an increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex world governments internationally are seeking new frameworks to think about future directions which can guide policy choices that can be turned into realities. This article presents an insiders' case study of the initial development of the Victorian Labor government's Growing Victoria Together, launched in November 2001; it expresses the vision, policy priorities and its key progress measures. It has been developed to guide medium-term policy choices, communicate directions to citizens and engage stakeholders to think collaboratively about the future. The article notes the emerging international interest in alternatives to public policy paradigms based on economic rationality, market decision-making and organisational managerialism and outlines the steps and actions involved in developing its public release and the first stages of implementation. It concludes by reflecting on lessons which can be learned from this experience for exploring new strategic policy frameworks.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public policy
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Productivity (excl. public sector)
UTAS Author:Adams, DW (Professor David Adams)
ID Code:49255
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2010-06-18

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