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Tampering with Tradition : The Unrealized Authority of Democratic Agency :  The Unrealized Authority of Democratic Agency - Peter Bogason

Tampering with Tradition : The Unrealized Authority of Democratic Agency

The Unrealized Authority of Democratic Agency

By: Peter Bogason (Editor), Sandra Kensen (Editor), Hugh T. Miller (Editor), Guy B. Adams (Contribution by), Frank Hendriks (Contribution by)

Hardcover Published: October 2004
ISBN: 9780739107485
Number Of Pages: 230

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The renowned political scholars who contribute to this volume outline both the theory and practice of so-called extra-formal democracy, wherein societal governance is more accurately described as a network activity and citizens, politicians, public administrators and other professionals act together on issues or problems that are defined as public. This new and complex form of democracy--explored here in three unique settings: the United States, the Netherlands, and Demark--is increasingly regarded as an achievable vision for a multi-faceted theory of government.

This book is remarkable both for its sophistication in bridging the gap between cutting edge theory and emerging practices of "extra-formal" democracy, and for the freshness of the ideas that follow from its multi-national perspective. I no sooner finished it than I began sharing its insights with my students. -- Frank E. Scott, California State University, Hayward
This is a timely book! On the domestic front, reactions to terrorism threaten democracy. Internationally, globalism conflates capitalism with democracy to the benefit of capitalism and to the detriment of democracy. Top-to-bottom approaches to democracy are fatally flawed. Horizontal or bottom-to-top, situational, relational, and pragmatic alternatives need to be revived. Together, the authors in Tampering with Tradition provide an intellectually sophisticated foundation for that revival. -- Larry S. Luton, Eastern Washington University

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: Extra-Formal Democracyp. 1
Deliberative Governance: Renewing Public Service and Public Trustp. 11
Local Democratic Governance: Allocative, Integrative, or Deliberative?p. 23
Making Local Democracy Work: Neighborhood-Oriented Reform in Los Angeles and the Dutch Randstadp. 39
Democratic Consequences of Urban Governance: What Has Become of Representative Democracy?p. 63
Entrepreneurship in Community Development and Local Governancep. 87
Democratic Governance and the Role of Public Administratorsp. 107
Mediated Negotiation, a Deliberative Approach to Democratic Governance: Theoretical Linkages and Practical Examplesp. 131
Interaction Research: Joining Persons, Theories, and Practicesp. 149
Democratic Epistemologyp. 173
Extra-Formal Democracy: A Reflectionp. 185
Referencesp. 197
Indexp. 215
About the Contributorsp. 223
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ISBN: 9780739107485
ISBN-10: 0739107488
Series: New Directions in Culture and Governance
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52