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Author Althaus, Catherine (Catherine Eileen), author.

Title Leading from between : Indigenous participation and leadership in the public service / Catherine Althaus and Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh.

Publication Info. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages) : illustrations.
Series McGill-Queen's native and northern series ; 94
McGill-Queen's native and northern series ; 94.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Indigenous Peoples in public services: leadership, culture, and bureaucracy -- History and context: Indigenous marginalization and survival -- Indigenous employment in the Queensland and British Columbia public services, 1991-2015 -- Research on public sectory and Indigenous leadership -- Indigenous understandings of leadership: personal, community, and bureaucracy -- Barriers to Indigenous participation and leadership practice -- Indigenous participation and leadership: facilitators and impact -- Conclusion: Indigenous participation and leadership in public services.
Summary "Since the 1970s governments in Canada and Australia have introduced policies designed to recruit Indigenous people into public services. Today, there are thousands of Indigenous public servants in these countries, and hundreds in senior roles. Their presence raises numerous questions: How do Indigenous people experience public-sector employment? What perspectives do they bring to it? And how does Indigenous leadership enhance public policy making? A comparative study of Indigenous public servants in British Columbia and Queensland, Leading from Between addresses critical concerns about leadership, difference, and public service. Centring the voices, personal experiences, and understandings of Indigenous public servants, this book uses their stories and testimony to explore how Indigenous participation and leadership change the way policies are made. Articulating a new understanding of leadership and what it could mean in contemporary public service, Catherine Althaus and Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh challenge the public service sector to work towards a more personalized and responsive bureaucracy. At a time when Canada and Australia seek to advance reconciliation and self-determination agendas, Leading from Between shows how public servants who straddle the worlds of Western bureaucracy and Indigenous communities are key to helping governments meet the opportunities and challenges of growing diversity."-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 16, 2020).
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Employment -- British Columbia.
Indigenous peoples -- Employment -- Australia -- Queensland.
Public service employment -- British Columbia.
Public service employment -- Australia -- Queensland.
Canada -- Officials and employees.
Australia -- Officials and employees.
Civil service -- British Columbia.
Civil service -- Australia -- Queensland.
Diversity in the workplace -- British Columbia.
Diversity in the workplace -- Australia -- Queensland.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Indigenous Studies.
Civil service. (OCoLC)fst00862730
Diversity in the workplace. (OCoLC)fst00895719
Employees. (OCoLC)fst00909111
Indigenous peoples -- Employment. (OCoLC)fst02003208
Public service employment. (OCoLC)fst01083032
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
British Columbia. (OCoLC)fst01205265
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Queensland. (OCoLC)fst01204261
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author O'Faircheallaigh, Ciaran, author.
Other Form: Print version: Althaus, Catherine (Catherine Eileen). Leading from between. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019 0773559140 9780773559141 (OCoLC)1096483567
ISBN 9780773559639 (electronic book)
0773559639 (electronic book)
9780773559646 (electronic book)
0773559647 (electronic book)
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