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Innovating Local Involvement of Citizens

Democracy
Local Government
Political Participation
P184
Angelika Vetter
Universität Stuttgart
Henk Van Der Kolk
Universiteit Twente

Friday 14:00 - 15:40 (09/09/2016)

Building: Faculty of Social Sciences Floor: Ground Room: FS014

Abstract

Municipalities are sometimes seen as the seeding bed of democracy, not only because they are supposed the make good citizens, but also because new forms of participation and involvement are invented and tried out in municipalities before they go national. Direct involvement in planning activities of government is more easily organized at the local level than at the national level. And citizens are more often directly affected by specific spatial decisions than by general national policies. In a series of papers we will discuss recent innovative ways of involving citizens in local decision making.

Title Details
Participatory Democracy and local representation: A Czech Case Study View Paper Details
Legitimacy in Smart Cities Governance: insights from some European case studies View Paper Details
Cherry-picking participation: explaining the fate of proposals from participatory processes View Paper Details
Examining local democratic innovations – a meta-analytical approach View Paper Details