Ageing, diversity and participation: Challenges and opportunities for inclusive local governance

Petriwskyj, Andrea M (2009). Ageing, diversity and participation: Challenges and opportunities for inclusive local governance. In: UQ School of Social Work &Human Services (SWAHS) Research Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (). 17-19 June 2009.

Author Petriwskyj, Andrea M
Title of paper Ageing, diversity and participation: Challenges and opportunities for inclusive local governance
Conference name UQ School of Social Work &Human Services (SWAHS) Research Symposium
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 17-19 June 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Oral presentation
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary In an era of ‘good’ democratic governance, local governments are under pressure to provide genuine and inclusive opportunities for citizen participation. In addition, Australia is an ageing nation, which means not only a range of new policy challenges for local governments, but also a growing imperative to ensure that opportunities for participation effectively involve seniors. However, population ageing brings with it increasing diversity in many forms, presenting challenges relating to representation and inclusion. This paper reports on a case study from south-east Queensland, which serves to highlight a number of these challenges. This two-phase multi-method study explored the dynamics of seniors’ participation – motivations, barriers, experiences and preferences, and in particular, the impact diversity can have on these. Findings provide a number of principles for local government practice relating to diversity and inclusion.
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