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Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy by Tina Nabatchi, Matt Leighninger

By Tina Nabatchi, Matt Leighninger

A complete textual content at the concept and perform of public participation

Written by way of leaders within the box, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy explores the idea and perform of public participation in decision-making and problem-solving. It examines how public participation built through the years to incorporate myriad thick, skinny, and standard possibilities, taking place in either face-to-face conferences and on-line settings. The publication explores using participation in quite a few arenas, together with schooling, healthiness, land use, and kingdom and federal executive. It bargains a realistic framework for brooding about easy methods to interact electorate successfully, and transparent motives of participation eventualities, strategies, and designs. ultimately, the e-book offers a wise process for reshaping our participation infrastructure to satisfy the wishes of public officers and citizens.

The publication is stuffed with illustrative examples of cutting edge participatory actions, and various resources for additional information. this crucial textual content places the highlight at the desire for long term, cross-sector, participation making plans, and offers assistance for leaders, voters, activists, and others who're made up our minds to enhance the ways in which participation and democracy functionality. Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy:

  • Helps scholars and practitioners comprehend the background, conception, and perform  of public participation
  • Contains a wealth of case reports that discover the appliance of public participation in numerous settings
  • Covers very important matters resembling schooling, healthiness, land use, and nation and federal government
  • Has accompanying teacher assets, akin to PowerPoint slides, dialogue questions, pattern assignments, case stories and examine from, and school room activities. 

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Pearce, W. Barnett, & Kimberly A. Pearce. (2010). Aligning the work of government to strengthen the work of citizens: A study of public administrators in local and regional government. Dayton, OH: Kettering Foundation. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. (2013). Public trust in government: 1958–2013. Washington, DC: Pew Research Center. org/2013/10/18/trust‐in‐government‐interactive/. Roberts, Nancy C. (2008). The age of direct citizen participation. E. Sharpe. Smith, Aaron. (2010).

And yet public officials and citizens often are surprised; their experiences in conventional meetings have been so discouraging that they no longer believe civility in public dialogue is possible. When Tina Nabatchi and Cynthia Farrar (2011) interviewed state legislators and Congressional staffers, they had to explain in detail how productive participation processes worked—and even then, the interviewees treated productive participation as more of a far‐fetched hypothetical than something that might happen in real life.

2008). From the ground up: The community’s role in addressing street‐level social issues.

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