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Equity, diversity and interdependence : reconnecting governance and people through authentic dialogue /
Michael Murray and Brendan Murtagh.
imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
description
xv, 166 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
075463521X (alk. paper)
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imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
isbn
075463521X (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5290130
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
Taking Northern Ireland as a case study, this book examines rural development in an area of conflict.
Unpaid Annotation
If civil society is being encouraged to more fully embrace inclusiveness and respect for diversity, then so must the multiplicity of service support organizations with which it interacts. This is the key proposition behind this seminal contribution to public policy. While legislation can ensure minimum standards of behaviour and outcomes, meaningful organizational progression beyond legal imperatives requires authentic dialogue, based on principles of equity, diversity and interdependence. These are essential components for deeper societal transformation.Using the divided society of Northern Ireland as a case study, and its rural governance arena in particular, this book provides an authoritative empirical analysis of, and prescriptive agenda for, collaborative conversations . The insights provided by this book go far beyond this region and have a profound relevance for other societies struggling to emerge from conflict, racism and social separation.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Murray and Murtagh's book provides a baseline assessment of service organization attitudes, behaviour and perception in relation to issues of equity, diversity and interdependence in the context of the rural communities of Northern Ireland.
Long Description
If civil society is being encouraged to more fully embrace inclusiveness and respect for diversity, then so must the multiplicity of service support organizations with which it interacts. This is the key proposition behind this seminal contribution to public policy. While legislation can ensure minimum standards of behaviour and outcomes, meaningful organizational progression beyond legal imperatives requires authentic dialogue, based on principles of equity, diversity and interdependence. These are essential components for deeper societal transformation.Using the divided society of Northern Ireland as a case study, and its rural governance arena in particular, this book provides an authoritative empirical analysis of, and prescriptive agenda for, collaborative conversations. The insights provided by this book go far beyond this region and have a profound relevance for other societies struggling to emerge from conflict, racism and social separation.
Main Description
Taking Northern Ireland as a detailed, illustrative case study, this book examines rural development in an area of conflict. It focusses in particular on how service organisations and local groups function in these areas, and on their attitudes, behaviours and perceptions in relation to issues of equity, diversity and interdependence. In doing so, it demonstrates not only the need for organisational change, but also highlights possible pathways for this internal and external relational transformation based on experience thus far.
Table of Contents
Setting the Context
Discourse, planning and place
Introducing equity, diversity and interdependence
Baselining Equity, Diversity and Interdependence in Rural Northern Ireland
The governance arena of rural Northern Ireland
Perceptions of diversity and inclusion among Northern Ireland-wide service organizations
Perceptions of diversity and inclusion among Northern Ireland area-based service organizations
Responding to the challenges of diversity and inclusion - Northern Ireland rural community network
A situation analysis of equity, diversity and interdependence
The Way Forward
Reconnecting governance and people through authentic dialogue
Collaborative planning in action
Glossary
References
Index
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