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Investing in democracy : engaging citizens in collaborative governance

Author: Carmen Sirianni
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Discusses how government can serve as a partner and catalyst for collaborative problem solving. Details three success stories and explains what measures were taken and why they succeeded. Distills eight core design principles that characterize effective collaborative governance and concludes with concrete recommendations for federal policy"--Provided by publisher.
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Sirianni, Carmen.
Investing in democracy.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)653409992
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmen Sirianni
ISBN: 9780815703136 0815703139 9780815703129 0815703120
OCLC Number: 294886482
Description: xiv, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Government as civic enabler --
Collaborative governance and policy design : core principles --
Neighborhood empowerment and planning : Seattle, Washington --
Youth civic engagement : systems change and culture change in Hampton, Virginia --
Can a federal regulator become a civic enabler? : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency --
Design for democracy : federal policy for collaborative governance.
Responsibility: Carmen Sirianni.

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The health of American democracy ultimately depends on our willingness and ability to work together as citizens and stakeholders in our republic. Government policies often fail to promote such  Read more...

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