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Publisher Comments:

Scholars of politics are comfortable theorizing about the parliamentary process and individual political parties, but they are often guilty of ignoring the role of individual citizens except through opinion polls and voting statistics. Even at the local level, the main focus of political theorists has traditionally been on formal systems of government usually lauding representative democracy as the standard for Western government while the importance of participatory action at a local level has been vastly underestimated. Correcting this imbalance, the renowned political scholars who contribute to this volume outline both the theory and practice of so-called extra-formal democracy, wherein societal governance is more accurately described as a network activity and citizens, politicians, public administrators and other professionals act together on issues or problems that are defined as public. This new and complex form of democracy explored here in three unique settings: the United States, the Netherlands, and Denmark is increasingly regarded as an achievable vision for a multi-faceted theory of government.

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Democracy is changing, and the changes should be noted and studied, say scholars of public administration from the US, Denmark, and the Netherlands: ordinary citizens are becoming involved in various quasi-political roles outside the traditional political parties, and so the borders for political action and democracy are being changed. One question they probe is the sincerity of politicians involved in the changes. Their topics include neighborhood-oriented reform in Los Angeles and the Dutch Randstad, entrepreneurship in community development, and interactive research.
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The renowned political scholars who contribute to this volume outline both the theory and practice of so-called extra-formal democracy, wherein societal governance is more accurately described as a network activity and citizens, politicians, public administrators and other professionals act together on issues or problems that are defined as public. This new and complex form of democracy--explored here in three unique settings: the United States, the Netherlands, and Demark--is increasingly regarded as an achievable vision for a multi-faceted theory of government.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739107485
Author:
Bogason, Peter (edt)
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Author:
Bogason, Peter
Location:
Lanham, Md.
Subject:
Local government
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
New directions in culture and governance
Series Volume:
no 1
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.68 in. 1.14 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The renowned political scholars who contribute to this volume outline both the theory and practice of so-called extra-formal democracy, wherein societal governance is more accurately described as a network activity and citizens, politicians, public administrators and other professionals act together on issues or problems that are defined as public. This new and complex form of democracy--explored here in three unique settings: the United States, the Netherlands, and Demark--is increasingly regarded as an achievable vision for a multi-faceted theory of government.
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