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Mapping Deliberative Civic Engagement

Matt Leighninger

in Democracy in Motion

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199899265
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980147 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899265.003.0002
Mapping Deliberative Civic Engagement

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Deliberative civic engagement is a growing phenomenon—but why? Who are the people initiating, leading, supporting, and advocating these projects, and what are their reasons for doing so? Under what circumstances do these processes emerge, and what are the pressures that shape how they are organized and understood? This chapter provides new answers to these questions, explains why the theory and practice of this work have been segregated from one another, and describes how they are beginning to come together.

Keywords: public engagement; democratic governance; citizen participation; participatory democracy; civic engagement; public involvement; citizenship; public work; public deliberation

Chapter.  8004 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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