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dc.contributor.convenorJonathon Louth (Administrator)en_US
dc.contributor.authorBryant, Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.authorHowes, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorLyons, Kristenen_US
dc.contributor.editorChristine Beasley, Lisa Hill, Carol Johnson, Greg McCarthy, Clem Macintyreen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T15:59:04Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T15:59:04Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/2226
dc.description.abstractCivil society holds a special place in the heart of political science. This space between the 'harsh acquisitive world'1 of business and the 'faceless bureaucracy' of the state has been much studied, with particular attention being paid to those community groups that have emerged to challenge or supplement government. Some theories have portrayed such groups as a necessary buffer between the state and the public, while pluralism has them competing for policy influence. More recently, the diverse proliferation of rising civil society action has been variously taken as evidence of post-industrialism, post-modernism, or reflexive modernisation. The rise of neoliberal discourses in public policy has had a twofold effect. First, it has shifted some responsibilities from the state to non-government organisations. Second, it has paradoxically encouraged both new competition and new alliances between different parts of the community. So what really is, or could be, the role of community groups within civil society? This paper addresses this question by using the recent rise of collaborative initiatives around Australia as examples. It argues that many groups that have traditionally been on opposite sides of issues may now have an opportunity to construct a shared vision of what they want to achieve. In so doing they might actually increase their effectiveness in bringing their visions to fruition.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Adelaideen_US
dc.publisher.placeAdelaideen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.adelaide.edu.au/apsa/papers/en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAustralasian Political Studies Association Conference 2005en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleAPSA Conference - Refereed papersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2004-09-29en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2004-10-01en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationUniversity of Adelaideen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode360201en_US
dc.titleCivil Society Revisited: Possibilities for increasing community collaboration in a competitive worlden_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author[s] 2004. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the author[s].en_US
gro.date.issued2015-06-04T03:33:25Z
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