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Participative governance and the remaking of the public sphere

Janet Newman

in Remaking governance

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346407
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303206 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.003.0007
Participative governance and the remaking of the public sphere

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This chapter emphasises the importance of public participation as a strategy which invites citizens to collaborate with state and non-state actors in shaping public policy or taking decisions on public services. It traces the ways in which the public domain of participation and deliberation is produced and reproduced, opening up questions of public and private to critical scrutiny. It also traces the contradictory implications of the new technologies of power associated with participation and collaboration.

Keywords: participative governance; public sphere; citizens; public policy; public services; new technologies

Chapter.  7297 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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