Examining Citizen Participation

Authors Ank Michels, Laurens de Graaf
Published in Local Government Studies
Publication date 2017
Research groups Decent Work
Type Article


This article discusses developments in citizen participation and its contribution to democracy since the publication of the original article. It evaluates the continued relevance of the use of a normative framework to assess different forms of citizen participation, nuances some of the conclusions and shows how inclusion and a connection with formal decision-making remain central issues that need more scholarly attention. Moreover, the article shows how the framework has been used in advising councillors and organisers of local citizen initiatives.

Language English
Published in Local Government Studies
Year and volume 43 6
Page range 875-881