Sustaining employment: mutual obligation, the environment and Work for the Dole

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Title Sustaining employment: mutual obligation, the environment and Work for the Dole
Author Curran, Giorel
Journal Name International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment
Editor Dr Philip Lawn
Year Published 2005
Place of publication UK
Publisher Inderscience Enterprises
Abstract The 'Work for the Dole Green Reserve' programme draws from the policy frameworks of Mutual Obligation and Sustainable Development. This paper explores the effectiveness of the Green Reserve, and similarly conceived Work for the Dole programmes, by critically exploring the two frameworks in which they are situated and from which they draw. The paper contends that some of the conceptual and political limitations of Mutual Obligation and Sustainable Development combine to undermine the effectiveness of Work for the Dole programmes such as the Green Reserve. A gap often emerges between the rhetoric of these policy frameworks and their tangible achievements in practice. When this occurs, the end result can be that neither employment nor environmental objectives are significantly advanced. In order to enhance these environmental and employment objectives, the paper recommends some alternative approaches towards greening and strengthening mutual obligation.
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Volume 1
Issue Number 3/4
Page from 243
Page to 257
ISSN 1741-8437
Date Accessioned 2006-03-03
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Other Policy and Political Science
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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