Public Participation and Innovations in Community Governance

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-04-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Focusing on case studies in areas which are undergoing major social and institutional transformation and/or which raise particular issues because of the "marginal" position of the areas within their nation-states, this book will be very useful for students and academics in areas such as politics, public administration, social policy and sociology

Author Biography

Nils Aarsaether, is a Professor at The Institute of Planning and Community Studies, University of Tromso. Georgina Blakeley is a Lecturer in Politics at the Huddersfield University. John Diamond is a Research Fellow, in The Centre for Local Studies at Edge Hill College of Higher Education. Arturo Flores is a PhD student at the University of York. Cornie Groenewald is a Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Stellenbosch. Erik-Hans Klijn is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration, Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Joop F.M. Koppenjan is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology. Daniel Kubler is a Research Fellow in the Institute of the Built Environment of The Swiss Institute of Technology. Torill Nyseth is a Fortesmanuensis at The Institute of Planning and Community Studies, University of Tromso. Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh is a Professor at Griffith University. Asbjorn Roiseland is a Researcher at The Nordic Research Institute. Antoinette Smith is a Senior Project Co-ordinator, Matie Community Service, University of Stellenbosc. Sonja Walti is Visiting Researcher, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Washington DC.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Contributors
Acknowledgements xi
Peter McLaverty
Overcoming Severe Obstacles to Public Participation: Indigenous People and Impact Assessment Procedures in Australia
Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh
Public Participation and Integrated Development Planning in Decentralized Local Government: A Case Study of Democratic Transition in South Africa
Cornie Groenewald
Antoinette Smith
Tlalpan Neighbourhood Committees: A True Participatory Option
Arturo Flores
Decentralization and Citizen Participation in Barcelona
Georgina Blakeley
Metropolitan Governance and Democracy: How to Evaluate New Tendencies
Daniel Kubler
Sonja Walti
Decentralization: New Forms of Public Participation or New Forms of Managerialism?
John Diamond
Rediscovering the Citizen: New Roles for Politicians in Interactive Policy Making
Erik-Hans Klijn
Joop F. M. Koppenjan
Neighbourhood Councils - Municipal Instruments or Grass-Roots Movement? Some Reflections on Results from Two Norwegian Surveys
Nils Aarsæther
Torill Nyseth
Asbjørn Røiseland
Is Public Participation a Good Thing?
Peter McLaverty
Index 199

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