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Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy.

Author/Creator:
Nabatchi, Tina.
Publication:
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015.
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1 online resource (370 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Bryson Series in Public and Nonprofit Management Ser.
Bryson Series in Public and Nonprofit Management Ser.
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Subjects:
Democracy.
Political participation.
Political sciences.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
A comprehensive text on the theory and practice of public participation Written by two leaders in the field, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy explores the theory and practice of public participation in decision-making and problem-solving. It examines how public participation developed over time to include myriad thick, thin, and conventional opportunities, occurring in both face-to-face meetings and online settings. The book explores the use of participation in various arenas, including education, health, land use, and state and federal government. It offers a practical framework for thinking about how to engage citizens effectively, and clear explanations of participation scenarios, tactics, and designs. Finally, the book provides a sensible approach for reshaping our participation infrastructure to meet the needs of public officials and citizens. The book is filled with illustrative examples of innovative participatory activities, and numerous sources for more information. This important text puts the spotlight on the need for long-term, cross-sector, participation planning, and provides guidance for leaders, citizens, activists, and others who are determined to improve the ways that participation and democracy function. Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy: Helps students and practitioners understand the history, theory, and practice  of public participation Contains a wealth of case studies that explore the application of public participation in different settings Covers vital issues such as education, health, land use, and state and federal government Has accompanying instructor resources, such as PowerPoint slides, discussion questions, sample assignments, case studies and research from www.participedia.net, and classroom activities.
Contents:
Intro
Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy
Contents
List of Figures, Exhibits, and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Part One Participation in a Rapidly Changing Democracy
Chapter One Citizenship, Outside the Public Square
Confident, Frustrated, Connected, and Lonely: The Curious Case of the 21st Century Citizen
Public Problem-Solvers, Who Distrust the Official Public Problem-Solvers
Civil in Private, but Not in Public
Connected-and Lonely
The Failing Infrastructure of the Public Square
Where We Go from Here
Summary
References
Chapter Two Good or Bad? Charming or Tedious? Understanding Public Participation
Defining Public Participation and Exploring Its Modern Forms
Thick Participation
Thin Participation
Conventional Participation
Why Does Conventional Participation Cause Problems?
What Is "Good" Participation?
How Does Good Participation Solve Problems?
Why Bad Participation Happens to Good People
Summary
References
Chapter Three Pictures from a (R)evolution: The Fitful Development of Public Participation in the United States
The Democratic Roots of Participation in the Ancient World
Democracy in America Before Columbus
Democracy and Republicanism in the Founding of the United States
Participatory Populism in 19th Century America
The Expansion of Expertise
Participation in the War on Poverty
Not Citizens, but "Customers"
Not in My Back Yard (or School, or Neighborhood)
Why Can't We All Just Get Along? (and, Is That Enough?)
Participatory Tactics on the 2008 Campaign Trail, but Not the White House
Bigger Governance Through Technology
A Final Snapshot: The Current State of Our Participation Infrastructure
Empowering and Activating Leaders and Networks
Assembling Participation Building Blocks.
Providing Systemic Supports
Summary
References
Part Two Participation in Action
Chapter Four Participation in Education
The Development of Participation in Education
Family Engagement in Student Learning
Redistricting, School Closures, and Funding
School Standards and Testing
Achievement Gaps
School Safety and Bullying
Official Settings for Participation in Education
District Level
School Level
Classroom Level
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Leaders and Networks for Participation in Education
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Building Blocks for Participation in Education
Disseminating Information About Schools and Education
Gathering Input and Data
Discussing and Connecting
Enabling Family and Student Decision Making
Enabling Community Decision Making on Education Issues
Encouraging Public Work
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Systemic Supports for Participation in Education
Training and Skill Development
Professional Incentives for Educators and Other Participation Leaders
Policies and Procedures
Funding and Budgeting
Summary
References
Chapter Five Participation in Health
The Development of Participation in Health
Messaging and Healthy Behavior
The "Healthy Communities" Movement
Mapping Inequities in Health
Engaging Citizens in Health Policymaking
Patient Engagement and Patient-Centered Care
Official Settings for Participation in Health
Community Level
Hospital/Clinic Level
Patient/Citizen Level
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Leaders and Networks for Participation in Health
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Building Blocks for Participation in Health
Disseminating Information About Health
Gathering Input and Data
Discussing and Connecting
Enabling Patient and Family Decision Making.
Enabling Community Decision Making
Encouraging Public Work
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Systemic Supports for Participation in Health
Training and Skill Development
Professional Incentives for Health Practitioners and Other Participation Leaders
Policies and Procedures
Funding and Budgeting
Summary
References
Chapter Six Participation in Planning and Land Use
The Development of Participation in Planning and Land Use
Major Zoning Decisions
Community and Neighborhood Visioning
Community Development Planning
Reporting Problems and Prioritizing Improvements
Official Settings for Participation in Planning and Land Use
Community Level
Neighborhood Level
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Leaders and Networks for Participation in Planning
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Building Blocks for Participation in Planning
Disseminating Information About Planning and Land Use
Gathering Input and Data
Discussing and Connecting
Enabling Neighborhood Decision Making
Enabling Community Decision Making
Encouraging Public Work
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Systemic Supports for Participation in Planning
Training and Skill Development
Professional Incentives for Planners and Other Participation Leaders
Policies and Procedures
Funding and Budgeting
Summary
References
Chapter Seven Participation in State and Federal Government
The Development of Participation in the Legislative Branch
The "Mad and Angry Folks"
When Other Organizations Convene, Legislators (Sometimes) Listen
The Challenge of Scale and Policy Connection
The Development of Participation in the Administrative Realm
The Legal Framework for Participation
"Outside Pressure" and the "Potentially Concerned Public"
The "Best Brains Available"
The Open Government Directive.
The Best Brains Online
Official Settings for Participation in State and Federal Government
Interactions with Elected Officials
Avenues for Participation in State and Federal Agency Decisions
Avenues for Participation on Local Decisions Made by State and Federal Agencies
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Leaders and Networks for Participation in State and Federal Government
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Building Blocks for Participation in State and Federal Government
Disseminating Information
Gathering Input and Data
Discussing and Connecting
Enabling Community Decision Making
Enabling State and Federal Decision Making
Encouraging Public Work
Strengthening the Infrastructure: Systemic Supports for Participation in State and Federal Government
Training and Skill Development
Professional Incentives for State and Federal Officials
Funding and Budgeting
Policies and Procedures
Summary
References
Part Three Participation for Democracy, Present and Future
Chapter Eight Participation Scenarios and Tactics
Trapped in the Foxhole: Conventional Participation
Planning for Participation: Key Questions to Answer
Who Should Participate and How Will Participants Be Recruited?
How Will Participants Interact with Each Other and with Decision-Makers?
What Information Do Participants Need to Be Prepared?
How Will Participation Impact Policy Decisions, Problem-Solving Efforts, or Other Kinds of Public Action?
Participation Scenarios: Matching the Goals of "Engagers" and "Engaged"
Scenario 1: Participation Leaders Want to Inform the Public
Scenario 2: Participation Leaders Want to Gather Public Input, Feedback, and Preferences
Scenario 3: Participation Leaders Want Citizens to Generate New Ideas or New Data.
Scenario 4: Participation Leaders Want to Support Volunteerism and Citizen-Driven Problem Solving
Scenario 5: Participation Leaders Want to Make a Policy Decision
Scenario 6: Participation Leaders Want to Develop a Plan or a Budget
Participation Tactics: Matching Approaches to Scenarios
Tactic 1: Social Media Aggregation
Tactic 2: Surveys and Polls
Tactic 3: Focus Groups
Tactic 4: Online Platforms for Reporting Problems and Gathering Data
Tactic 5: Crowdsourcing and Contests
Tactic 6: Crowdfunding and Mini-Grants
Tactic 7: Serious Games
Tactic 8: Wiki-Based Platforms for Collaborative Mapping or Writing
Tactic 9: Using Online Networks to Connect with Others
Tactic 10: Collaborative Planning
Tactic 11: Participatory Budgeting
Tactic 12: Public Deliberation
Summary
References
Chapter Nine Assembling Participation Infrastructure
Connecting the Building Blocks for Participation
Participation Commissions
Systemic Supports for Participation
Local Participation Ordinances
Citizens' Academies and Other Participation Training Programs
Online Participation Dashboards
Envisioning Stronger Participation Infrastructure
Making It Clear That Participation Is a Cross-Sector Priority
Using Plainer, More Compelling Language
Encouraging Both Progressive and Conservative Visions
Using Visual Aids, Like Charts and Maps
Encouraging Artistic Expressions of Democracy
Small "d" democratic Planning for Small "d" democratic Infrastructure
Summary
References
Chapter Ten Building Democracy
Where Is Democracy Headed?
Trend 1: People and Information
Trend 2: People and Public Money
Trend 3: People and Cultural Difference
What We are Talking About When We Talk About Participation
What Kind of Democracy Do We Want?
Summary
References
Name Index.
Subject Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Leighninger, Matt.
Other format:
Print version: Nabatchi, Tina Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy
ISBN:
9781118688533
9781119154815
OCLC:
908632491