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Participatory Governance

Political and Societal Implications

  • Editors
  • Jürgen R. Grote
  • Bernard Gbikpi

About this book


After years of a primarily and technocratic debate on European governance, it is time to emphasize the term´s normative dimension. This book singles out participation as the issue most crucial to it. Participatory governance is introduced not as part of the problem but as part of the solution. Going beyond Robert Dahl´s democratic dilemma, the contributors try to identify and describe modes of governance based on system effectiveness cum citizen participation. The concept is first developed in a theory section and then followed by chapters on the multi-level and the multi-sector contexts within which its empirical manifestations are travelling. A conclusion comments on the White Paper on Governance by the European Commission and on the implications of likely governance failure.
This has been made possible by a generous grant of the EU Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme on Research and Development.


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About the authors

Jürgen R. Grote, Fakultät für Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaften, Universität Konstanz; Bernard Gbikpi, Fellow in einem gemeinsam mit Philippe C. Schmitter und Claus Offe durchgeführten Projekt über "Democracy Promotion and Protection in Central Europe and the Middle East and North Africa".

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Participatory Governance
  • Book Subtitle Political and Societal Implications
  • Editors Jürgen Grote
    Bernard Gbikpi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2002
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-8100-3237-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-663-11003-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 275
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Science
    Political Philosophy
    Sociology, general
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