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Participation in Public Governance

Participation in Public Governance occurs when a broad array of individuals from outside of the government are included in the formulation and implementation of government policy.

(Ben Eisen, MPP 2009)


Fung writes that there are three important dimensions along which forms of direct participation vary, including concerns of who participates, how participants exchange information and make decisions, and the link between discussions and policy or public action (Fung 2006, 66-72). 


Fung, Archon. 2006. “Varieties of Participation in Complex Governance.” Public Administration Review 66 (1): 66-75.


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