Date of Award
Master of Business
School Of Marketing, Tourism And Leisure
Faculty of Business And Law
Prof. Simone Pettigrew
In 1997, Hindess labelled the gap between governments and citizens the democratic deficit. This gap, or deficit, has arisen over a long time period as a result of public scandals, perceptions of poor performance and poor economies. Local governments around the world are now attempting to regain community respect and support - the unstated mandate for governance - and seeking to implement government policies relating to concepts variously described as community engagement, capacity building, active citizenship or public/citizen participation. This thesis has identified a methodology for finding people who are motivated to act in the public interest in one local government in Western Australia. It has also identified how they can best be encouraged to take part in opportunities to participate and ultimately become active citizens.
Piasecka, M. E. (2006). Where are the active citizens of tomorrow? We need them now.... Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/89