Governance and Democracy - KATARSIS Survey Paper

Bernhard Leubolt, Andreas Novy, Barbara Beinstein

Publikation: Working/Discussion Paper

Abstract

Although the welfare state is currently being transformed, it continues to exist in new forms. These vary in different cities and regions. They have in common to involve citizenry in micro-participation, while managing macro-participation by the elite. Especially community-based management and participatory democracy turn out to be concepts for socially innovative strategies which are fundamentally Janus-faced, as they tend to be strategically selective including some actors, while excluding others. Critical social movements may be co-opted into the state and lose their potential to contest political decision. But bottom-up participation can also be a step towards the proposed utopia of democratic governance.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Juni 2009

Publikationsreihe

NameCollection ètudes théoriques

Österreichische Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige (ÖFOS)

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  • 507026 Wirtschaftsgeographie
  • 507019 Stadtentwicklungsplanung
  • 504003 Armut und soziale Ausgrenzung
  • 509003 Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
  • 509 not use (Altbestand)
  • 506007 Internationale Beziehungen
  • 502049 Wirtschaftsgeschichte

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