Australian Journal of Public Administration

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Edited By: John Wanna

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 35/46 (Public Administration)

Online ISSN: 1467-8500

Citizen and Stakeholder Engagement


Engagement with citizens and stakeholders first emerged in the pages of the AJPA in the late 1970s with Graycar’s article on the relevance of community involvement. As the focus on engagement has grown in the decades since, we have seen major contributions on this topic – the purpose, the benefits, and also the challenges on both sides of such relationships. As governments continue to push the engagement agenda, public managers will have to continue to seek out appropriate ways in which to carry this out. This collection of papers provides sage advice for practitioners and also points to the major contributions that scholars have played in this field.

Janine O’Flynn
Deputy Editor, Australian Journal of Public Administration

The Relevance of Community Involvement to Social Welfare and Public Administration
Adam Graycar

Public Involvement in New South Wales Local Government
Neil Burdess

The Management of Consumer Consultation
Paul Dugdale

Community Alliances and the New Governance
Jenny Wills

Community in Public Policy: Fad or Foundation?
David Adams and Michael Hess

Mapping Public Participation in Policy Choices
Patrick Bishop and Glyn Davis

Institutions of Deliberative Democracy Processes and Interest Groups: Roles, Tensions and Incentives
Carolyn Henkriks

From Consultation to Participatory Governance? A Critical Review of Citizen Engagement Strategies in Queensland
Tim Reddel and Geoff Woolcock

Capacity Building: Facilitating Citizen Participation of Local Governance
Michael Cuthill and John Fien

Community Engagement and Public Administration: Of Silos, Overlays and Technologies of Government
Lucia Boxelaar, Mark Paine and Ruth Beilin

Gender Analysis and Community Consultation: The Role of Women's Policy Units
Katy Osborne, Carol Bacchi and Catherine Mackenzie

Community Consultation in Victorian Local Government: A Case of Mixing Metaphors?
Nicola Brackertz and Denise Meredyth

Participation in the Budgetary Process in Local Government
Ron Kluvers and Soma Pillay

Unequal Voices: 'Strategic' Consultation in South Australia
Rob Manwaring

Network Governance and Public Participation in Policy-Making: Federal Community Cabinets in Australia
Chris Lewis and David Marsh

Putting Citizens First: A Priority That Needs to be Addressed with Care
Andrew Podger

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