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Power, participation and political renewal: Case studies in public participation

Marian Barnes


Public participation is central to a wide range of current public policies — not only in the UK, but elsewhere in the developed and the developing world. There are substantial aspirations for what enhanced participation can achieve. This book offers a critical examination of both the discourse and practice of participation in order to understand the significance of this explosion in participatory forums, and the extent to which such practices represent a fundamental change in governance. Based on 17 case studies across a range of policy areas in two English cities, the chapters address key iss ... More

Keywords: public participation, public policies, motivation, officials, citizens, deliberative democracy, governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346681
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346681.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marian Barnes, author