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Governance for sustainable development: strategic issues and principles for Indigenous Australian communities

CollectionsANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS)
ANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Title: Governance for sustainable development: strategic issues and principles for Indigenous Australian communities
Author(s): Dodson, Mick
Smith, Diane E
Keywords: good governance
sustainable development
Australian Indigenous communities
socioeconomic development
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University
Citation: Dodson, M. & Smith, D.E. (2003). Governance for sustainable development: Strategic issues and principles for Indigenous Australian communities. CAEPR Discussion Paper, No. 250/2003. Canberra, ACT: ANU, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Description: 
This Discussion Paper examines the concepts of ‘governance’, ‘good governance’ and ‘sustainable development’ in the context of Australian Indigenous communities and regions. It explores the hypothesis that there is vital link between governance and sustainable development. The first half of the paper defines the key concepts and reviews the existing barriers facing Indigenous communities and their organisations in securing sustainable socioeconomic development. It identifies the key ingredients of successful development and then those over which Indigenous Australians actually have some local control. On the premise that it is best to make a start in areas where local control can be exercised, building ‘good governance’ is identified as the key ingredient—the foundation stone—for building sustainable development in communities and regions. The second half of the paper then proposes a set of key ingredients and core principles which Indigenous communities might use to build more effective governance. These draw on the professional and field experience of the authors and other Australian research, the international findings of the Harvard Project in the USA, and the Gitxsan leader Neil Sterritt’s applied research on governance with Canadian First Nations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/41862
ISBN: 0 7315 5625 9
ISSN: 1036-1774

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