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Driving democracy

Philip A. Woodes

in Transforming education policy

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9781847427366
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304067 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847427366.003.0002
Driving democracy

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This chapter examines the trends towards democratisation and the creation of participation and meaning in organisational and community settings. It identifies three key drivers underpinning democratisation and these are: instrumental incentives (which includes longstanding perceptions of the benefits of participation and recent responses to qualitative changes in the complexity of business and society); the desire to express meanings or expression (which is about identity of an individuality, and has communal and spiritual dimensions); and the intrinsic impulse to participate or to engage in participation (where differing relationships to authority are evident in trends such as in the development of a new mode of governance and monitory democracy). The latter two — the expressive and participative drives — comprise the axes of holistic democracy.

Keywords: trends on democratisation; creation of participation; creation of meaning; democratisation; instrumental incentives; express meanings; participation; holistic democracy

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