The challenge of inclusive governance in ageing communities (or being alert, but not alarmed)

Petriwskyj, A. M. (2009). The challenge of inclusive governance in ageing communities (or being alert, but not alarmed). In: 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Canberra, Australia, (). 25-27 November 2009.

Author Petriwskyj, A. M.
Title of paper The challenge of inclusive governance in ageing communities (or being alert, but not alarmed)
Conference name 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology
Conference location Canberra, Australia
Conference dates 25-27 November 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Poster
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Genuine and inclusive opportunities for citizens to participate in the work of government are vital to good local governance. In an ageing world with diversity and heterogeneity growing in both range and impact, that is increasingly challenging. How then do local governments ensure inclusiveness when involving older people in governance? This research explores the challenges for inclusive local governance in diverse ageing communities. A two-phase multi-method study conducted in south-east Queensland is used as a case study to highlight a number of these challenges, and to explore principles for local government practice. A strong evidence base regarding the factors affecting participation, coupled with a sound understanding of the characteristics and context of the community, are key to inclusive local governance. However, findings from this study suggest that the dynamics surrounding these characteristics may be complex, and have important implications for whose voices are heard. In changing communities, innovative approaches to seniors’ participation in governance will be required if diversity is to be properly addressed.
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