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The Dilemmas of Engagement: The Role of Consultation in Governance

Stewart, Jenny

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‘Consultation’ has become something of a mantra in contemporary governance. Governments well understand that policy occurs in a highly contestable environment in which there are multiple, and often competing interests. They well recognise the political imperative to ‘engage’ stakeholders in order to manage potential conflict and, hopefully, obtain acceptance for their policies and programs. As a result, politicians and public officials frequently emphasise the need for consultation as an...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2009-06
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/236306
DOI: 10.22459/DE.06.2009
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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