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Navigating the future: a case study of Growing Victoria Together


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Adams, D and Wiseman, J 2003 , 'Navigating the future: a case study of Growing Victoria Together' , Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 62, no. 2 , pp. 11-23 , doi: 10.1111/1467-8497.00321.

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In an increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex world governments internationally are seeking new frameworks to think about future directions which can guide policy choices that can be turned into realities. This article presents an insiders' case study of the initial development of the Victorian Labor government's Growing Victoria Together, launched in November 2001; it expresses the vision, policy priorities and its key progress measures. It has been developed to guide medium-term policy choices, communicate directions to citizens and engage stakeholders to think collaboratively about the future. The article notes the emerging international interest in alternatives to public policy paradigms based on economic rationality, market decision-making and organisational managerialism and outlines the steps and actions involved in developing its public release and the first stages of implementation. It concludes by reflecting on lessons which can be learned from this experience for exploring new strategic policy frameworks.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Adams, D and Wiseman, J
Keywords: Growing Victoria Together; public policy; economic rationality; market decision-making; organisational managerialism
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/1467-8497.00321
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