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I plan, you participate: A southern view of community participation in urban Australia

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala


Community participation, an imperative ingredient in any intervention, in spite of all the recent emphasis, it has continued to remain a form of collective bargaining. Instead of reversing its position in face of community opposition, governments are tempted to reinforce it by seeking the scientific opinion from experts. By favouring this opinion as the rational approach, the government undermines the essence of community participation. To illustrate this point, the paper traces the recent...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Community Development Journal
DOI: 10.1093/cdj/39.1.13


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