Citizen participation as volunteering? Opportunities and challenges for an inclusive definition

Petriwskyj, Andrea M. (2007) Citizen participation as volunteering? Opportunities and challenges for an inclusive definition. Australian Journal on Volunteering, 12 2: 82-88.


Author Petriwskyj, Andrea M.
Title Citizen participation as volunteering? Opportunities and challenges for an inclusive definition
Journal name Australian Journal on Volunteering
ISSN 1325-8362
Publication date 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 82
End page 88
Total pages 6
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Volunteering Australia
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General
C1
750399 Community services not elsewhere classified
1607 Social Work
Abstract Considerable debate has taken place in recent years regarding definitions of volunteering, particularly around the need for a globally appropriate definition. An internationally recognised definition includes a broad range of activities, including civic engagement behaviours such as citizen participation in governance. Citizen participation is certainly seen in democratic societies as a right, and even a responsibility of citizenship; however, if it is included in the definition of volunteering, what might be the implications for governments, for citizens, for governance processes, and for researchers in the field? This paper explores the pitfalls and potential of a complex definitional issue.
Keyword Volunteering
Citizen participation
Governance processes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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