The Professionalization of Public Participation

Author: Laurence Bherer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317269667
Format: PDF
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The Professionalization of Public Participation is an edited collection of essays by leading and emerging scholars examining the emerging profession of public participation professionals. Public participation professionals are persons working in the public, private, or third sectors that are paid to design, implement, and/or facilitate participatory forums. The rapid growth and proliferation of participatory arrangements call for expertise in the organizing of public participation. The contributors analyze the professionalization of this practice in different countries (United States, France, Canada, Italy, and the United Kingdom) to see how their actions challenge the development of participatory arrangements. Designing such processes is a delicate activity, since it may affect not only the quality of the processes and their legitimacy, but also their capacity to influence decision-making.

Remaking Participation

Author: Jason Chilvers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135084637
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Changing relations between science and democracy – and controversies over issues such as climate change, energy transitions, genetically modified organisms and smart technologies – have led to a rapid rise in new forms of public participation and citizen engagement. While most existing approaches adopt fixed meanings of ‘participation’ and are consumed by questions of method or critiquing the possible limits of democratic engagement, this book offers new insights that rethink public engagements with science, innovation and environmental issues as diverse, emergent and in the making. Bringing together leading scholars on science and democracy, working between science and technology studies, political theory, geography, sociology and anthropology, the volume develops relational and co-productionist approaches to studying and intervening in spaces of participation. New empirical insights into the making, construction, circulation and effects of participation across cultures are illustrated through examples ranging from climate change and energy to nanotechnology and mundane technologies, from institutionalised deliberative processes to citizen-led innovation and activism, and from the global north to global south. This new way of seeing participation in science and democracy opens up alternative paths for reconfiguring and remaking participation in more experimental, reflexive, anticipatory and responsible ways. This ground-breaking book is essential reading for scholars and students of participation across the critical social sciences and beyond, as well as those seeking to build more transformative participatory practices.

Applied Ethics in the Fractured State

Author: Bligh Grant
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787696006
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book brings together the refereed proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE) 'Applied Ethics in the Fractured State', held at the Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology Sydney in June 2017.

Citizen Engagement

Author: Katherine A. Graham
Publisher: Institute of Public Administration of Canada
ISBN: 9780920715789
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Paternalism Conflict and Coproduction Learning from Citizen Action and Citizen Participation in Western Europe

Author: Lawrence Susskind, Swa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306409639
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A research team from the United States has completed an examination of citizen participation experiments in seven European countries. The team included Donald Appleyard, Marc Draisen, David Godschalk, Chester Hartman, Janice Perlman, Hans Spiegel, John Zeisel, and ourselves. This book is a product of our joint efforts. Our studies are aimed at summarizing and sharing what can be learned from recent European efforts to enhance the effectiveness of local government through increased public involvement in the organization and management of public services and urban redevelopment. Almost a year was spent assembling the team, developing a shared framework for analysis and identifying appropriate case study cities. European and American public officials and citizen activists helped us assess the potential impact of such a study on current practice. A second year was spent visiting the European cities and preparing the case-study drafts. Finally, team members gathered in Washington, D. C. , with fifty American and European public officials, citizen activists, and scholars. A two-day symposium provided an exciting opportunity to present preliminary research findings and encourage an exchange of ideas between researchers, activists, and policymakers. The final versions of the case studies that appear in this book, along with several commentaries by symposium participants, are written especially for city officials and citizen activists. We have tried to translate the results of our scholarly inquiry into pragmatic suggestions for officials and activists.

Demokratie und Krise

Author: Wolfgang Merkel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658059451
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Es gibt kaum einen Begriff in den Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, der so häufig benutzt wird wie der Begriff Krise. Krise des Sozialstaats, Krise der politischen Parteien, Krise des Parlaments, Eurokrise, Krise im Mittleren Osten, Krise der Diktaturen und schon immer auch: Krise der Demokratie. Steckt die Demokratie tatsächlich in der Krise, oder ist dieses verbreitete Urteil eine Erfindung von Theoretikern und Medien? Die Beiträge dieses Buchs untersuchen den gegenwärtigen Zustand der etablierten Demokratien auf der Grundlage eines gemeinsamen Demokratie- und Krisenverständnisses. Dem Leser wird aus drei theoretischen Perspektiven ein empirisch gehaltvoller Blick auf die zentralen Ebenen der Demokratie in der OECD-Welt geöffnet: der Partizipation, der Repräsentation und des Regierens. Die Krisenphänomene sind vielschichtig und variieren von Institution zu Institution, von Politikbereich zu Politikbereich und von Land zu Land. Von einer allgemeinen oder gar existenziellen Krise kann nicht die Rede sein. Dennoch gibt es keinen Grund zur Entwarnung. Die Legitimationsachsen der Demokratie verschieben sich. Die Demokratie steht vor großen Herausforderungen.

Capacity building in Selected Least Developed Countries

Author: United Nations. Division for Public Economics and Public Administration
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211231397
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The public sector of the African Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries is beset by a variety of shortcomings that impairs its capacity to design , manage, monitor and oversee the development tasks it faces. This publication arose from a seminar held in Brazil in November 1998, the objective of which was to undertake a needs assessment of these countries and identify perspectives of programmes/projects to be formulated and supported by the international community. The report concludes with an extensive list of recommendations.

Citizen Governance

Author: Richard C. Box
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148335251X
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Drawing on fundamental ideas about the relationship of citizens to the public sphere, Richard C Box presents a model of `citizen governance'. Recognizing the challenges in the community governance setting, he advocates rethinking the structure of local government and the roles of citizens, elected officials and public professionals in the twenty-first century. His model shifts a large part of the responsibility for local public policy from the professional and the elected official to the citizen. Citizens take part directly in creating and implementing policy, elected officials coordinate the policy process, and public professionnals facilitate citizen discourse, offering the knowledge of public practice needed for successful `citizen gover