Social capital and public policy – the current challenge facing the Victorian Government

Tittensor, David 2007, Social capital and public policy – the current challenge facing the Victorian Government, Australian journal of public administration, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 512-518.

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Title Social capital and public policy – the current challenge facing the Victorian Government
Author(s) Tittensor, David
Journal name Australian journal of public administration
Volume number 66
Issue number 4
Start page 512
End page 518
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic
Publication date 2007-12
ISSN 0313-6647
1467-8500
Keyword(s) social capital
role of government
volunteering
Summary Social capital, since Putnam’s 1993 work, has captured the imagination of policy-makers the world over, and Australia is no exception. In 2005 the Department of Victorian Communities launched its Actions for Community Strengthening policy statement, which draws heavily on social capital theory. This article explores the theoretical underpinnings of the government’s policy and critiques its failure to deal adequately with the causal relationship between social capital and its supposed community benefits. The article then seeks to isolate the missing factors through a look at recent research on volunteerism and argues that the institution of collaborative/interactive governance needs to be underpinned by sound socio-economic reform.
Language eng
Field of Research 160601 Australian Government and Politics
Socio Economic Objective 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062324

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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