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New participatory dimensions in civil society, professionalization and individualized collective action, edited by Jan W. van Deth and William A. Maloney

This book examines citizen engagement in contemporary democratic politics and the development of new participatory forms. Based on empirical information gathered from citizens, activists and organizations, it examines the changing face of democratic participation.Advanced democracies are 'plagued' by the complex problem of basing political decisions on the active engagement of citizens and citizens' organisations. Although the benefits of an active citizenry appear great, the reality is that most citizens positively embrace a relatively marginal role in organised politics. The conven
Table Of Contents
Front Cover; New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: democracy, professionalization and participation: Jan W. van Deth and William A. Maloney; Part I: Professionalization and democratic politics; 2. How to domesticate civil society by public-private partnerships: evidence from German local health policy: Matthias Freise; 3. Entrepreneurial participation in international local politics: the case of Marseilles, European Capital of Culture for 2013: Nicolas Maisetti
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non fiction
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1 online resource (284 p.)
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