Modernizing Democracy

Modernizing Democracy

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How do you put the qpublicq in public management? How can the traditional ethos of professionalism and technical expertise be reconciled with norms of representation and citizen participation at a time when technology is transforming communication between citizens and government - in some ways enhancing the exchange and in other ways complicating it? qModernizing Democracy: Innovations in Citizen Participationq points the way. Written for public administration professionals, scholars, and students interested in citizen participation, it brings together new analyses of innovative practices, from hands-on community learning and focus groups to high-tech information systems and decision support technologies. The expert contributors illuminate the various roles that public administrators and leaders can play in fostering constructive, meaningful citizen involvement at all stages of the public policy process - from initiation and planning to feedback on public agency performance.They seem to be having some success as governors and legislatures across the country are beginning to question campus ... an a€œeasy to use letter to the editor toola€ allowing supporters to choose a zip code, then click on local newspapers to send the e-mail. ... Political activists in the Philippines used text messaging on cell phones to mobilize crowds to protest their president, who was eventually ousted.

Title:Modernizing Democracy
Author: Terry F. Buss, F Stevens Redburn, Kristina Guo
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-12-18

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