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Addressing disadvantage through place management : is there a role for nonprofit organisations? /

by Zappala, Gianni | The Smith Family | Green, Vanessa.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2001Description: vi, 18 p. : ill.Notes: January 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 18) Website : http://www.smithfamily.org.auAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing in urban neighbourhoods : place attachment and social exclusion /

by Smith, Allison E.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2009Description: vi, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-236) and index.Summary: Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that have sought to capture the 'optimality' of ageing in place in such places. In particular, little is known about why some older people desire to age in place despite multiple risks in their neighbourhood and why others reject ageing in place. Given the growth in both the ageing of the population and policy interest in the cohesion and sustainability of neighbourhoods there is an urgent need to better understand the experience of ageing in marginalised locations.This book aims to address the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhood and in so doing progress what critics have referred to as the languishing state of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research with older people in deprived urban neighbourhoods and suggests a rethinking and refocusing of the older person's relationship with place. Impact on policy and future research are also discussed. This book will be relevant to academics, students, architects, city planners and policy makers with an interest in environmental gerontology, social exclusion, urban sustainability and design of the built environment. ; Contents: 1.Introduction -- 2.Environmental gerontology -- 3.Urban ageing -- 4.Skid row? : area profiles -- 5.Ageing in deprived neighbourhoods -- 6.Reconceptualising the person-environment relationship -- 7.The way forward - building sustainability -- 8.Influences, opportunities and challenges -- 9.Conclusion -- App. A Summary of participant characteristics -- App. B Short biographies of participants in Manchester and Vancouver -- App. C Mrs MacDougall's short story.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community and local governance in Australia /

by Smyth, Paul (ed.) | Reddel, Tim (ed.) | Jones, Andrew (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. UNSW Press 2005Description: xii, 266 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part I An international perspective 1. International perspectives and policy issues / Mike Geddes -- Part II Community and social inclusion 2. Associational governance in Queensland / Paul Smyth, Tim Reddel and Andrew Jones -- 3. Designing public policy after neo-liberalism? / John Wiseman -- 4. Shifting urban governance in Australia / Suzanne Lawson and Brendan Gleeson -- 5. 'Community' and social inclusion / Susan Goodwin -- 6. Rethinking Aboriginal community governance / David Martin -- Part III The economy, new regionalism and community 7. Regional development policy and social inclusion / Al Rainnie -- 8. Building community economies in marginalised areas / Katherine Gibson and Jenny Cameron -- 9. A case study in the new regionalism / Rodin Genoff -- Part IV Local governance and community building 10. Local social governance and citizen engagement / Tim Reddel -- 11. Mapping the normative underpinnings of local governance / Mark Considine and Jenny Lewis -- 12. Localisation in contemporary public management / Michael Hess and David Adams -- 13. Social exclusion as a new framework for measuring poverty / Peter Saunders.Summary: This book offers an overview of place-based policy making in Australia, set in a broader international context. While, part 1 surveys the British and European experience; parts 2,3 and 4 focus on social policy, economic policy and governance respectively with emphasis on efforts in Victoria and Queensland to increase social inclusion and build community capacity.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community practices in Australia. /

by Weeks, Wendy (ed) | Hoatson, Lesley (ed) | Dixon, Jane (ed).

Publisher: Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. Pearson Education Australia 2003Description: viii, 160 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Employment policy and social investment /

by Perkins, Daniel | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy | Smyth, Paul.

Publisher: 2004Description: 15 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-15) Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Governance models for location based initiatives /

by Australian Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Social Inclusion Board 2011Description: 66 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 63-66 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Place-based approaches to addressing disadvantage are a key element of the Australian Government's Social Inclusion Agenda. One of its six social inclusion priorities is to 'focus on the locations of greatest disadvantage by tailoring place-based approaches in partnership with the community'. In addition, its Social Inclusion Principles include an emphasis on using locational approaches. Location-based approaches are widely used overseas and increasingly in Australia. However, based on a review of the relevant literature and program evaluations and discussions with practitioners, it appears that these initiatives tend to face common problems which limit their potential. This paper argues that these problems occur partly because the problem solving approach governments typically take is not well suited to addressing entrenched, multifaceted disadvantage found in these locations. While this standard approach may work well to address less complex problems, a community development focused approach may be more successful in addressing the most entrenched location-based disadvantage.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Governing the social : reconfiguring state and civil society relations. /

by Reddel, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2006Description: 20 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 6.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-20) November 2006 This paper is developed from a presentation at a symposium, `Governments and communities in partnership : the next steps', organised by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, in May 2005.Summary: Tim Reddel argues that contemporary governance of social policies is characterised by shifting risks and responsibilities between sectors and interests and by a dominant neo-liberal agenda. He uses empirical research from place-based policy making and community strengthening initiatives in Queensland, together with a historical policy scan, to examine the policy trends. The paper highlights the limited conceptual and policy thinking underpinning the relationship between government and society, and questions the assumption that networks and partnerships are inherently democratic and participatory.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Partnerships with place-based community : the Settlement at Carrum Downs and neighbourhood renewal. /

by Kalnin, Elena.

Publisher: unpub. 2004Description: 41 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This work is submitted in partial fulfilment of course work requirement for the Masters of Social Administration degree. July 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 37-41) Elena Kalnin completed this work whilst on student placement in the Social Action Research Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence under the supervision of Sally Jope.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Place-based policy at the crossroads : a summary report of the social inclusion and place based disadvantage workshop /

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. (Brotherhood of St Laurence) 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Social inclusion and place-based disadvantage workshop :.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2008 Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013)Summary: The social inclusion and place based disadvantage workshop was held on the 13th of June 2008 at the Metropole Conference Centre in Fitzroy, Victoria, under the auspices of the Brotherhood of St Laurence?s Research & Policy Centre and the Victorian Government?s Department of Planning & Community Development. These proceedings are aimed at fostering, informing and stimulating public reflection, discussion, debate, research, and policy initiatives to address one of the central challenges facing contemporary Australian governments, industries and communities.Availability: (1)

Poverty traps. /

by Bowles, Samuel (ed.) | Durlauf, Steven N. (ed.) | Hoff, Karla (ed.).

Publisher: New Jersey, NJ Princeton University Press 2006Description: vii, 241 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction / Samuel Bowles, Steven N. Durlauf and Karla Hoff -- Part One. Threshold effects. Chapter 1. The theory of poverty traps : what have we learned? / Costas Azariadis -- Part Two. Institutions. Chapter 2. The persistence of poverty in the Americas : the role of institutions / Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff -- Chapter 3. Parasites / Halvor Mehlum, Karl Moene and Ragnar Torvik -- Chapter 4. The kin system as a poverty trap? / Karla Hoff and Arijit Sen -- Chapter 5. Institutional poverty traps / Samuel Bowles -- Part Three. Neighborhood [Neighbourhood] effects. Chapter 6. Groups, social influences and inequality / Steven N. Durlauf -- Chapter 7. Durable inequality spatial dynamics, social processes and the persistence of poverty in Chicago neighborhoods [ neighbourhoods]/ Robert J. Sampson and Jeffrey D. Morenoff -- Chapter 8. Spatial concentration and social stratification : does the clustering of disadvantage "beget " bad outcomes?/ Michael E. Sobel .Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social inclusion and place based disadvantage : the Australian context /

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. (Brotherhood of St Laurence) 2008Description: 12 p. PDF.Other title: Social inclusion and place-based disadvantage workshop :.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2008 Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013)Summary: Until now Australian policies have tended to focus on developing local social capital or connectedness. To be taken up into the social inclusion framework these place activities have to be integrated with those mainstream social services access to which is understood to be central to social inclusion. However current Labor thinking emphasises that ending place based exclusion is not only a job for social policy. Social and economic inclusion must go together.Availability: (1)

Social inclusion, employment and social enterprise /

by Barraket, Jo | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 13 June 2008 The social inclusion and place based disadvantage workshop was held on the 13th of June 2008 at the Metropole Conference Centre in Fitzroy, Victoria, under the auspices of the Brotherhood of St Laurence's Research & Policy Centre and the Victorian Department of Planning & Community Development.Summary: Social and community enterprise is no panacea to social inclusion. Where appropriately supported, however, this type of civil society activity can form part of a broader suite of community and third-sector led initiatives that empower communities and stimulate social innovation in response to local needs. As such social enterprise has a role to play alongside continued efforts to redress structural and systemic inequality at the macro level. Victoria has led the way in investing in and promoting the potential benefits of community and social enterprise in supporting social inclusion. If these kinds of enterprises are to become more than marginal activities generating a few 'good news stories', however, further work is required by policy makers, social and community enterprise leaders, and parts of the corporate sector.Availability: (1)

Social networks and social exclusion : sociological and policy perspectives. /

by Phillipson, Chris (ed.) | Allan, Graham (ed.) | Morgan, David (ed.).

Publisher: Aldershot, Hants Ashgate Publishing 2003Description: xiv, 276 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. "This book originated from a seminar series entitled Social networks and social exclusion : conceptual and public policy issues" Contents: 1. Introduction / Chris Phillipson, Graham Allan and David Morgan -- 2. Social networks and social exclusion : an overview of the debate / Graham Crow --3. Measuring social networks and assessing their benefits / James Lubben and Melanie Gironda -- 4. Social networks and social support in later life / Chris Phillipson -- 5. Networks and neighbourhoods : children's accounts of friendship, family and place / Virginia Morrow -- 6. Capturing personal communities / Ray Pahl and Liz Spencer -- 7. Cultural capital, social networks and social contexts : cultural orientations toward spare time practices in a new town / Dale Southerton -- 8. Diversity in partnership histories : implications for older adults' social integration / Pearl A. Dykstra -- 9. Social networks as mediators between the harsh circumstances of people's lives, and their lived experience of health and well-being / Vicky Cattell -- 10. Older people in urban neighbourhoods : addressing the risk of social exclusion in later life / Thomas Scharf and Allison E. Smith -- 11. Can government influence our friendships? : the range and limits of tools for trying to shape solidarities / Perri 6 -- 12. Community issues and social networks / Marilyn Taylor -- 13. Public policy and social networks : just how `socially aware' is the policy-making process? / Vicky Nash.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The enabling state : people before bureaucracy. /

by Latham, Mark (ed.) | Botsman, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Pluto Press 2001Description: viii, 288 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part A : Introduction -- 1. Master to servant state / Peter Botsman -- 2. The new economy and the new politics / Mark Latham -- Part B : Enabling education -- Policies for a knowledge nation / Mark Latham -- 4. Independent schools, community management and innovation / Peter Botsman -- Part C : Enabling social policy -- 5. Wise transformations : employment, training and the intermediate labour market / Simon Rennie, Abigail Howard and Alan Sinclair -- 6. Social wage cooperatives / Peter Botsman -- 7. Australia's new health care challange: enabling good health through social entrepreneurship / Peter Botsman -- Part D : Enabling communities -- 8. Making welfare work / Mark Latham -- 9. Rebuilding indigenous communities / Noel Pearson -- 10. Marking dinosaurs dance : social entrepreneurship and civic action / Andrew Mawson -- 11. Putting the mutual into mutual obligations / Peter Botsman -- Part E : Enabling governance -- 12. Beating the bureaucracy: humanising modern government / Gary L. Sturgess -- 13. Government by discussion / Glyn Davis -- 14. The moral foundations of government / Mark Latham -- Part F : Conclusion -- 15. The enabling state: from government to governance / Mark Latham.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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