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dc.contributor.authorBurton, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.editorElliot Sternen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:57:03Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:57:03Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-23T05:22:34Z
dc.identifier.issn13563890en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1356389009105881en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28588
dc.description.abstractAmong parliamentary democracies there is a widespread belief that above and beyond the occasional opportunity to vote, citizens should be allowed to participate in decisions that affect them. Governments at all levels are now going further and supporting more active forms of citizenship in which various decision processes are open to more public participation. While this principle may be widely accepted, the practice has remained remarkably free from empirical scrutiny. For something that is held to deliver a myriad of benefits, we still know little of the extent to which these are in fact delivered. This article addresses this gap by developing a framework for conducting more robust empirical scrutiny of participatory exercises. It does so at three levels: first by proposing a conceptual clarification of the perceived benefits of greater participation, second by considering some of the methodological challenges in designing more robust evaluative studies and finally by reviewing measures that might be used in practice to quantify benefits.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeLondonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom263en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto284en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEvaluationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Policyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160510en_US
dc.titleConceptual, Theoretical and Practical Issues in Measuring the Benefits of Public Participationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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