IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/cysrev/v32y2010i3p430-436.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

From passive welfare to community governance: Youth NGOs in Australia and Scotland

Author

Listed:
  • O'Toole, Kevin
  • Dennis, Jennifer
  • Kilpatrick, Sue
  • Farmer, Jane

Abstract

This study examines two regional youth welfare agencies in different parts of the world that have independently from each other begun to redevelop their organisations within a community governance framework. This means that they are involved in an arena of public decision making about local resources that extends beyond local state services to embrace those activities that involve either the provision of public services as part of the community, or the representation of community interests to the broader policy community. The two agencies used in this study are Brophy Family and Youth Services in Warrnambool, Australia, that services southwest Victoria and Aberdeen Foyer in the regional city of Aberdeen, Scotland that services the rural hinterland. While these agencies are pursuing the same path towards a community governance approach they have adopted different strategies to achieve their aims. Using these two agencies as exemplars this paper outlines a conceptual model that helps to provide an understanding of an emerging community governance framework in the welfare sector.

Suggested Citation

  • O'Toole, Kevin & Dennis, Jennifer & Kilpatrick, Sue & Farmer, Jane, 2010. "From passive welfare to community governance: Youth NGOs in Australia and Scotland," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 430-436, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:32:y:2010:i:3:p:430-436
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190-7409(09)00299-0
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Oecd, 2006. "Guidelines for Insurers' Governance," Financial Market Trends, OECD Publishing, vol. 2005(2), pages 183-212.
    2. John Quiggin, 2005. "Economic liberalism: fall, revival and resistance," Australian Public Policy Program Working Papers WP3P05, Risk and Sustainable Management Group, University of Queensland.
    3. Oecd, 2005. "Multilevel Regulatory Governance," OECD Papers, OECD Publishing, vol. 5(2), pages 1-84.
    4. David Marsh & Martin Smith, 2000. "Understanding Policy Networks: towards a Dialectical Approach," Political Studies, Political Studies Association, vol. 48(1), pages 4-21, March.
    5. Oecd, 2006. "Governance of Banks in China," Financial Market Trends, OECD Publishing, vol. 2005(2), pages 67-108.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:32:y:2010:i:3:p:430-436. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu). General contact details of provider: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/childyouth .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.