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dc.contributor.authorSalvaris, Mikeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoolcock, Geoffreyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T21:33:26Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T21:33:26Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-03-09T07:32:01Z
dc.identifier.issn01576321en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33262
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines some critical issues and opportunities for democracy and public policy posed by the growth of the global progress measurement movement. From the democratic perspective, these include: citizen progress measurement as a form of democratic re-engagement; the re-examination of democracy and the development of new indicators to define and measure a 'healthy' democracy; and the demonstration of clear linkages between healthy regimes, and broader individual and societal wellbeing. In public policy, the global movement challenges two long dominant assumptions: the primacy of continuous economic growth as the key driver of wellbeing; and the 'inevitability of progress'. In their place, it offers a more holistic, integrated and nuanced model that recognises the interdependence of economic, social, cultural, environmental and democratic dimensions for genuine wellbeing, progress and sustainability. The paper reviews work in Australia over the past decade at both local community and national levels as examples of these trends, including the development of citizen-engaged community planning and neighbourhood renewal schemes in which progress and wellbeing indicators play a central role; the development of state-wide local progress measurement frameworks as part of a commitment to devolved planning and stronger local democracy; and the evolution of national progress measurement systems. The paper concludes with a proposal for a broad community engaged National Development Index (NDI) for Australia.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)en_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=077271913421776;res=IELHEAen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom25en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto40en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Social Issuesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160801en_US
dc.titleChanging society’s DNA codes: Democracy and the global movement for community progress measuresen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 ACOSS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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