Working with non-government organisations: A sustainable development perspective

Head, Brian and Ryan, Neal (2003) Working with non-government organisations: A sustainable development perspective. Asian Journal of Public Administration, 25 1: 31-56.

Author Head, Brian
Ryan, Neal
Title Working with non-government organisations: A sustainable development perspective
Journal name Asian Journal of Public Administration
ISSN 0259-8272
Publication date 2003-06
Year available 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 31
End page 56
Total pages 16
Place of publication Hong Kong
Publisher University of Hong Kong
Language eng
Subject 1503 Business and Management
150312 Organisational Planning and Management
1605 Policy and Administration
Abstract Governments have been developing and applying various approaches to ecological sustainable development (ESD) and sustainability over the last twenty yean The broad trend, partly displacing the traditional focus on regulatory standards and consultation, is that governments have increasingly adopted collaborative approaches, in concert with diverse and conflicting non-government organisation (NGO) stakeholders, to address the "big issues". Tensions and conflicts are not avoided, but are contained as far as possible within broad longterm frameworks supported by inclusive processes and good science. In Australia, management of these major sustainability issues is made more complex through the interplay between three levels of government. This article adds to the emerging literature presenting models of government and NGO relationships by developing the concept of collaborative partnership as participatory co-governance. Two case studies oj natural resource management in the state of Queensland (Australia) are used to examine the means by which government-NGO relationships might move from consultation to significant collaborative participation.
Keyword Companies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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