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The Victorian local government youth charter : opportunities and dilemmas

Nabben, Rob 2007, The Victorian local government youth charter : opportunities and dilemmas, Youth studies Australia, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 27-34.

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Title The Victorian local government youth charter : opportunities and dilemmas
Author(s) Nabben, Rob
Contributor(s) Howard, Michelle
Hill, Richard
Journal name Youth studies Australia
Volume number 26
Issue number 2
Start page 27
End page 34
Publisher Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Place of publication Hobart, Tas.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1038-2569
1839-4914
Summary Since 2004, a process has been under way to support and enhance the role of Victorian local government in youth engagement – the centrepiece of which is a youth charter guide. This paper, written by one of the project designers, explores the context of local government and the intentions of the development project. It is argued that this not only involves organisational change, but re-thinking foundational assumptions about participation, democracy and young people. The project has provided opportunities to support and enhance youth–local government engagement. It also illuminates many dilemmas that relate to change in these contested social systems.
Language eng
Field of Research 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30025206

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of International and Political Studies
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