Celia Davies, Margaret Wetherell and Elizabeth Barnett

in Citizens at the centre

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9781861348029
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301851 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about deliberative participation in healthcare decisions in Great Britain. This book traces the rise of citizen participation in Great Britain and describes the Citizens Council of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as a case study in citizen participation. It presents several case studies and spells out what can be learned about creating an expertise space for citizens, and confronting in a more subtle way than hitherto the questions of citizen capacity and power that arise.

Keywords: deliberative decisions; healthcare decisions; Great Britain; NICE; case studies; citizen participation

Chapter.  4970 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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