© 2015

The Ministry of Public Input

Integrating Citizen Views into Political Leadership


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Political Leadership book series (PSPL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jennifer Lees-Marshment
    Pages 23-61
  3. Jennifer Lees-Marshment
    Pages 87-113
  4. Jennifer Lees-Marshment
    Pages 114-138
  5. Jennifer Lees-Marshment
    Pages 139-163
  6. Jennifer Lees-Marshment
    Pages 164-190
  7. Jennifer Lees-Marshment
    Pages 191-219
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 248-279

About this book


As political leaders acknowledge the limits of their power they increasingly integrate constructive input from inside and outside government into their decision-making. A Ministry or Commission of Public Input is necessary to collect, process and communicate input more effectively and politicians need to work with the public to identify solutions.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social Sciences, Politics and International RelationsUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand

About the authors

Jennifer Lees-Marshment is Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Politics and International Relations, University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is author/editor of 12 books, including The Political Marketing Game (2011) and Political Marketing: Principles and Applications 2nd edition (2014). Her research interests include political marketing, leadership, public input and governance. See: for further details.

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Winner of the 2015 IAP2 Australasia Research Award

'This is a very timely and important contribution to the increasingly urgent debate regarding the revitalisation of democracy. The author demonstrates the all-too-rare academic leadership that not only provides a powerful bridge between theory and practice but also navigates the frustrating divides that mysteriously persist between the fields of political theory, public administration, political leadership and political marketing. Jennifer Lees-Marshment gets my vote to become the world's first Minister of Public Input!'

Professor Brad Jackson, Head of School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand