Community participation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Social participation
Participatory processes
Political participation
Community involvement
Report

Lines blurred: Chinese community organisations in Australia

This research paper examines Australia’s foreign interference debate and Beijing’s reach in supporting Chinese-Australian community organisations.
Policy report

Hate speech against women: addressing a democratic crisis

Public discussion of speech expressing contempt for women has intensified in Australia in recent times. This policy brief provides an overview of this pressing policy challenge, focussing on how such speech represents a crisis of democracy through its silencing of women and limiting of their...
Report

Public engagement and net zero

This report argues that the government must do more to involve the public in designing policies to help the United Kingdom transition to a zero-carbon economy. The report sets out recommendations for when and how policy makers should engage with citizens and residents.
Briefing paper

Sport participation in Victoria, 2019: research summary

This summary outlines key findings and insights from the 5th year of the VicHealth and Sport and Recreation Victoria’s joint research project into organised community sport participation in Victoria.
Journal article

Identifying conceptualizations and theories of change embedded in interventions to facilitate community participation for people with intellectual disability: a scoping review

Little progress has been made towards community participation of people with intellectual disability despite it being a policy aim since the 1980s. The authors of this paper identify the features of programmes designed to support community participation.
Journal article

Community participation as identity and belonging: a case study of Arts Project Australia. “I am an artist”

This study aimed to describe the program logic and outcomes of a program that aimed to support community participation through increasing participants’ sense of identity and belonging to the Arts community.
Journal article

Creating opportunities for convivial encounters for people with intellectual disabilities: “It looks like an accident”

The study provides a blueprint for scaling up or creating interventions to create opportunities for convivial encounters, and opens lines of enquiry about staff competences needed and parameters for costing this type of intervention.
Report

Designing effective support for community participation for people with intellectual disabilities

The overarching aim of this study was to develop conceptual clarity and a typology of different types of community participation and interventions to support it, to inform decisions about funding, planning and purchase of person centred supports to facilitate community participation for people with intellectual...
Report

Volunteering during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic (April 2021)

This paper provides data on changes to volunteering and voluntary work since COVID-19, and the impacts of these changes in Australia.
Discussion paper

Customer engagement in regulation

This discussion paper considers customer engagement as a means to an end, namely, one that seeks to reduce, if not eliminate the role of regulatory agencies. For other authors, customer-engagement processes offer the promise of a genuine entrenchment of citizen interests in the regulated process.
Report

Re-engaging volunteers and COVID-19

Volunteers across Australia make a remarkable contribution to their communities. However, last year's COVID-19 restrictions hit volunteering hard. Volunteering Australia conducted a survey at the end of 2020, asking how the sector was faring. This report outlines the findings.
Report

Combined choice: a modern method of democratic decision making

This paper is part of Demos’ work to build a different kind of democracy - an everyday democracy in which people are involved in the democratic process regularly and deeply, not once every few years with an 'X' in a box.
Conference paper

Rethinking citizenship and local planning to improve people’s participation: lessons learnt from the neighbourhood house experience

This paper explores tensions in the idea of citizenship from a theoretical stance and from a perspective anchored in the local experience of neighbourhood houses, and reminds us that being a citizen engaged in governance of a place is more difficult than the much more...
Conference paper

Public awareness and the politics of urban growth

Using the ADI St Mary’s site to explore long standing issues in the planning and management of urban development, this paper identifies the generic nature of issues such as constraining the scale of development and empowering people in specific contexts, resulting from a complex interplay...
Conference paper

Urban governance, the state and civil society: a critical examination of historical and contemporary debates

This paper examines the changes in policy and governance style favoured by Australian governments from the 1940s to 90s, and the shifts to and away from utilization of the market, government intervention, localism and participation over that time. It proposes a set of “governance technologies”...
Conference paper

Innovation in urban transformation: community action planning in public housing estates in Sydney

The Central Sydney Division of the Department of Housing is looking at the communities living in public housing estates in Sydney afresh and rethinking ways to improve their lives.
Report

Shaping the future

Aotearoa’s success in eliminating COVID-19 is remarkable, matched by only a few other countries in the world. It required not only effective leadership and fast action by central government, but also the co-ordinated effort of thousands of local people around the country. In this report...
Policy report

Moving beyond lockdown: how might citizen action help tackle the public health crisis?

Without the willing contribution of the community on a large scale, there is little hope of a successful conclusion to the current public health crisis.
Report

Impact of COVID-19 on community sport

COVID-19 has created a crisis that threatens the existence of thousands of community sport clubs across Australia, and the communities of members, volunteers, coaches, and families that are involved with them. This survey report reveals that community sport’s shutdown has damaged the physical and mental...
Report

An age-friendly approach to disaster recovery

Older people bring particular strengths and vulnerabilities to their communities in disaster recovery. This report draws on national and international research and policy to describe those strengths and vulnerabilities and proposes corresponding practical, community-level actions that can be incorporated into recovery plans and actions.