Participatory Democracy in Southern Europe: Causes, by Joan Font,Donatella della Porta,Yves Sintomer

By Joan Font,Donatella della Porta,Yves Sintomer

Citizen participation is a crucial section of democratic governance. As participatory schemes have grown in quantity and won in social legitimacy over fresh years, the learn neighborhood has analyzed the virtues of participatory rules from a number of issues of view, yet often giving concentration to the main profitable and recognized grass-roots instances. This e-book examines a much broader variety of participatory interventions which have been created or legitimized through relevant governments, offering unique exploration of institutional democratic participatory mechanisms.

Looking at an important number of subnational examples throughout Italy, Spain and France, the e-book interrogates the wealthy findings of a considerable learn venture. The authors use quantitative and qualitative easy methods to examine why those instances of participatory mechanisms have emerged, how they functionality, and what cultural effect they’ve completed. this enables hugely unique insights into why participatory mechanisms paintings in a few areas, yet no longer others, and the kinds of selections that organizers of participatory procedures need to think of whilst growing such rules.

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