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Author Baccaro, Lucio.

Title The promise and perils of participatory policy making / Lucio Baccaro, Konstantinos Papadakis
Published Geneva : International Labour Organization, International Institute for Labour Studies, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 69 pages)
Series Research series ; 117
Research series (International Institute for Labour Studies) ; no. 117
Contents Introduction -- An outline of deliberative public administration theory -- Habermasian views on deliberation and civil society -- The evolution of participatory governance in South Africa -- Building communicative power : a discussion of empirical findings -- Concluding remarks -- References -- List of interviewees
Summary Explores whether civil society organisations have a stronger influence when directly involved in policy making than when trying to exert influence from the outside. Contrasts the theoretical underpinnings of participatory governance and deliberation theories with empirical findings from field research in South Africa. Underlines the roles of mobilization capacities and exit options from participatory structures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-61)
Notes Print version record
Subject Civil society.
Non-governmental organizations.
Political participation.
Political planning -- Citizen participation.
Social policy.
Genre/Form IILS pub.
ILO pub.
Pub OIT.
Pub OIT.
Form Electronic book
Author Papadakis, Konstantinos.
International Institute for Labour Studies.
International Labour Organization.
ISBN 9290148772 (electronic bk.)
9789290148777 (electronic bk.)