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Reforming the Administrative State

Christopher Ansell and Jane Gingrich

in Democracy Transformed?: Expanding Political Opportunities in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199264995
eISBN:
9780191603259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264996.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter investigates reforms that arguably produce more direct forms of accountability and citizen participation in administrative agencies. A first type of reform is part of a larger trend to ... More


Citizen Participation and Deliberative Governance: The Problems of Knowledge and Complexity

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter turns to citizen deliberation — understood to be the normative core of civic engagement — and outlines it's worrisome decline in Western democratic societies. It does this by way of ... More


Citizens and Experts: Democratizing Policy Deliberation

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Taking up the tension between democracy and science, the discussion in this chapter seeks to reformulate the relationship through the social constructionist perspective, emphasizing science as a ... More


Interests, Venues, and Group Participation

Lisa L. Miller

in The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331684
eISBN:
9780199867967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331684.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces the core themes of the book: that federalism structures the representation of interest groups; that groups with broad public interest concerns have difficulty operating in ... More


Organized Interests as Intermediaries

Jeremy Richardson

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Not only have interest groups played a key role in representation and legitimization but have also begun to displace political parties as intermediaries between governing elites and governed peoples. ... More


Punishment, Participatory Democracy, and the Jury

Albert W. Dzur

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199874095
eISBN:
9780199980024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874095.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Focusing contemporary democratic theory on the neglected topic of punishment, this book argues for increased civic engagement in criminal justice as an antidote to the American penal state. It ... More


Between Technical Knowledge and Public Responsibility: Professional Expertise in Critical Perspective

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter opens with an examination of the evolution of the professional orientation to public responsibilities, in particular civic engagement. The traditional commitments to serve the public are ... More


The Deliberative Policy Analyst: Theoretical Issues and Practical Challenges

Frank Fischer

in Reframing Public Policy: Discursive Politics and Deliberative Practices

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242641
eISBN:
9780191599255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924264X.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The preceding chapters have covered the theoretical and epistemological support for citizen participation in policy-making. In this final chapter, the implications of this for the conduct of policy ... More


Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Frank Fischer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book examines the role of policy expertise in a democratic society. From the perspectives of both political theory and policy studies, the chapters explore the implications of deliberative ... More


The Myth of Penal Populism

Albert W. Dzur

in Punishment, Participatory Democracy, and the Jury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199874095
eISBN:
9780199980024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874095.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Criminal justice scholars such as Bottoms and Pratt argue that citizen participation has played a decisive role in the expansionary penal state. Their “penal populism” thesis is exemplified by the ... More


Introduction

Celia Davies, Margaret Wetherell, and Elizabeth Barnett

in Citizens at the centre: Deliberative participation in healthcare decisions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348029
eISBN:
9781447301851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348029.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

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 ... More


The Politics of the Internet I: Computer Networks, Civil Society, and the State

Manuel Castells

in The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199255771
eISBN:
9780191698279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter examines the interaction between the Internet and processes of socio-political conflict, representation, and management by focusing on four distinct, though related, areas in which this ... More


The rise and rise of participation

Celia Davies, Margaret Wetherell, and Elizabeth Barnett

in Citizens at the centre: Deliberative participation in healthcare decisions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348029
eISBN:
9781447301851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348029.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter offers an introduction to debates about democratic renewal and direct citizen participation as they are being played out in Great Britain in the early years of the twenty-first century. ... More


The Politics of Participation: From Athens to E-Democracy

Matt Qvortrup

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076589
eISBN:
9781781701560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076589.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We live in an age of democracy. Very few people challenge the virtues of ‘government by the people’, yet, politicians and commentators are fond of decrying the ‘crisis of democracy’. How do these ... More


The Discursive Turn: Citizens Talking Together

in Talking Together: Public Deliberation and Political Participation in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226389868
eISBN:
9780226389899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389899.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book investigates public deliberation in practice, a form of citizen participation that defies one-sided conclusions. Its analysis is based on one of the first comprehensive studies of a ... More


Reframing citizen deliberation

Celia Davies, Margaret Wetherell, and Elizabeth Barnett

in Citizens at the centre: Deliberative participation in healthcare decisions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348029
eISBN:
9781447301851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348029.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter aims to set out and develop an understanding of citizen deliberation that is more in tune with the way in which citizens think, which works with issues of power, and which accommodates ... More


New directions for policy and practice

Celia Davies, Margaret Wetherell, and Elizabeth Barnett

in Citizens at the centre: Deliberative participation in healthcare decisions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348029
eISBN:
9781447301851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348029.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the theme of pragmatic possibilities for the future in terms of deliberation and citizen participation. It offers a series of messages about how to approach the question of ... More


Mapping Deliberative Civic Engagement: Pictures from a (R)evolution

Matt Leighninger

in Democracy in Motion: Evaluating the Practice and Impact of Deliberative Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899265
eISBN:
9780199980147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899265.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

Deliberative civic engagement is a growing phenomenon—but why? Who are the people initiating, leading, supporting, and advocating these projects, and what are their reasons for doing so? Under what ... More


The Civic and Political Impacts of Discursive Participation

in Talking Together: Public Deliberation and Political Participation in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226389868
eISBN:
9780226389899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389899.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

What impact, if any, do public talk and deliberation have on subsequent civic and political behavior? Deliberation and other forms of public talking have been persistently downgraded as “just talk,” ... More


The governance of problems: Puzzling, powering and participation

Robert Hoppe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429629
eISBN:
9781447303848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429629.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Contemporary democracies need to develop a better governance of problems, as all too often policy is a sophisticated answer to the wrong problem. This book offers a new approach to public-policy ... More


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