Handbook on Participatory Governance


Handbook on Participatory Governance

9781785364341 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Hubert Heinelt, Professor for Public Administration, Public Policy and Urban Research, Institute for Political Science, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Publication Date: 2018 ISBN: 978 1 78536 434 1 Extent: 352 pp
This Handbook concentrates on democracy beyond the traditional governmental structures to explore the full scope of participatory governance. It argues that it is a political task to turn the shift from government to governance into participatory forms, and reflects on the notion of democracy and participatory governance, and how they can relate to each other. The volume offers key examples of how governance can be turned into a participatory form.

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Can participatory governance really improve the quality of democracy? Concentrating on democracy beyond governmental structures, this Handbook argues that it is a political task to engage individuals at all levels of governance.

The Handbook on Participatory Governance reveals that transforming governance arrangements does in fact enhance democracy and that the democratic quality of participatory governance is crucial. The contributors reflect on the notion of democracy and participatory governance and how they relate to each other. Case studies are presented from regional, national and international levels, to identify how governance can be turned into a participatory form. With chapters reviewing participatory governance’s role alongside power, science and employment relations, innovative ideas for future progress in participatory governance are presented.

Academics and postgraduate students with an interest in governance and public policy will find this Handbook a useful guide for further and future research. Practitioners interested in improving citizen participation will also benefit from the insight into increasing participation at every level of governance.

Contributors: R. Atkinson, B. Denters, F. Fischer, B. Geißel, M. Haus, H. Heinelt, P. Heß, P.-J. Klok, N. Kortendiek, K.-O. Lindgren, S. McKay, T. Persson, T. Pogrebinschi, T. Saretzki, R. Schmalz-Bruns, W. Schroeder, S.J. Silvia, J. Steffek, J. Steiner, P. Stolzenberg, B. Wampler, M.E. Warren, K. Zimmermann

1. Introduction
Hubert Heinelt

2. The Normativity of Participatory Governance
Rainer Schmalz-Bruns

3. The Foundation of Deliberative Democracy and Participatory Governance
Jürg Steiner

4. Governance and Power
Michael Haus

5. Democratizing Participatory Governance through Countervailing Power
Spencer McKay and Mark E. Warren

6. Can Participatory Governance Improve the Quality of Democracy? A Response from Latin America
Thamy Pogrebinschi

7. Structuring Participatory Governance through Particular ‘Rules in Use’: Lessons from the Empirical Application of Elinor Ostrom’s IAD Framework Pieter-Jan Klok and Bas Denters

8. Participatory Governance and Collaborative Expertise
Frank Fischer

9. Participatory Governance of Science
Thomas Saretzki

10. Participatory Governance in Employment Relations
Stephen J. Silvia and Wolfgang Schroeder

11. Participatory Governance in International Organizations
Jens Steffek and Nele Kortendiek

12. Participatory Governance in the European Union
Karl-Oskar Lindgren and Thomas Persson

13. Determinants of Successful Participatory Governance: the Case of Local Agenda 21
Brigitte Geißel and Pamela Heß

14. Area-based Initiatives – a Facilitator for Participatory Governance?
Rob Atkinson and Karsten Zimmermann

15. Participatory Budgeting
Philipp Stolzenberg and Brian Wampler


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