Beyond radicalism and resignation: the competing logics for public participation in policy decisions

  • Participation – like justice or freedom – is a term that can be constructed in multiple ways. However, existing typologies of participation pay little attention to the alternative logics for public participation in policy decisions: either they assume one particular normative bias or categorise by institutional design features without reference to the broader ideology that informs the use of these designs. This paper outlines an alternative approach that connects the variety in participatory practices to competing theories of democracy and public administration. It identifies four archetypes of participation: knowledge transfer; collective decision-making; choice and voice; and arbitration and oversight.
Author:Rikki John Dean
DOI: 030557316X14531466517034
Parent Title (English):Policy & Politics
Publisher:Policy Press
Place of publication:Bristol
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2016/02/12
Date of first Publication:2016/02/12
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/11/01
Tag:citizen engagement; grid-group cultural theory; participatory governance; public participation
Page Number:18
First Page:213
Last Page:230
Postprint von Dean RJ (2017) Beyond radicalism and resignation: the competing logics for public participation in policy decisions, Policy & Politics, vol 45, no 2, 213–30, DOI:10.1332/030557316X14531466517034
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 32 Politikwissenschaft / 320 Politikwissenschaft
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht