Deepening Democracy: Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory Governance, Vol. 4
by Archon Fung
AVAILABILITY: Readily Available for Order
Publication Date: March 2003
Publisher: Analytical Psychology Club of San Francisco, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Paper
Topics: DEMOCRACY; POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
Description: The institutional forms of liberal democracy developed in the nineteenth century seem increasingly ill-suited to the problems we face in the twenty-first. This dilemma has given rise in some places to a new, deliberative democracy, and this volume explores four contemporary empirical cases in which the principles of such a democracy have been at least partially instituted: the participatory budget in Porto Alegre; the school decentralization councils and community policing councils in Chicago; stakeholder councils in environmental protection and habitat management; and new decentralised governance structures in Kerala. In keeping with the other Real Utopias Project volumes, these case studies are framed by an editors' introduction, a set of commentaries, and concluding notes.
Erik Olin Wright is Vilas Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin.
Archon Fung is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University.
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