In an era of democratic discontent, more and better participation in policy making has become a standard expectation. Yet it is rarely clear what counts as participation, and how the many practices loosely bundled under the label should be understood. This paper has a modest undergrowth-clearing objective: to examine assumptions behind competing typologies of participation, and to propose a classification framework less laden by idealist notions of democracy.
Winner of the IPAA Sam Richardson award for the most influential article in the Australian Journal of Public Administration in 2002. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Politics and International Studies