Among everyday makers and expert citizens

Henrik Bang

in Remaking governance

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346407
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303206 | DOI:
Among everyday makers and expert citizens

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This chapter illuminates the importance of studying informal, as well as state-sponsored, forms of democratic participation. It addresses the problems of individuation and the decoupling of states from citizens. It argues that governance strategies designed to enhance social capital have resulted in a growing division between what he terms ‘expert citizens’ and ‘everyday makers’.

Keywords: states; expert citizens; democratic participation; citizens; individuation

Chapter.  7202 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Organizations

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