Citizen Governance: Leading American Communities Into the 21st Century / Edition 1

Citizen Governance: Leading American Communities Into the 21st Century / Edition 1

by Richard C. Box
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761912584

ISBN-13: 9780761912583

Pub. Date: 12/24/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Drawing on fundamental ideas about the relationship of citizens to the public sphere, Richard C Box presents a model of 'citizen governance'. Recognizing the challenges in the community governance setting, he advocates rethinking the structure of local government and the roles of citizens, elected officials and public professionals in the twenty-first century. His

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Drawing on fundamental ideas about the relationship of citizens to the public sphere, Richard C Box presents a model of 'citizen governance'. Recognizing the challenges in the community governance setting, he advocates rethinking the structure of local government and the roles of citizens, elected officials and public professionals in the twenty-first century. His model shifts a large part of the responsibility for local public policy from the professional and the elected official to the citizen. Citizens take part directly in creating and implementing policy, elected officials coordinate the policy process, and public professionnals facilitate citizen discourse, offering the knowledge of public practice needed for successful 'citizen gover

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761912583
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/24/1997
Series:
Sage Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
702,273
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Return to Original Values
The Nature of Community Governance
Citizens
Representatives
Practitioners
Citizen Governance

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