The Promise and Perils of Participatory Policy Making [electronic resource]
- Corporate Author:
- Int Labor Office Staff
- Washington : International Labour Office June 2009 Washington : Brookings Institution Press [Distributor]
- Physical Description:
- 78 p. 09.250 x 06.500 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Baccaro, Lucio and Papadakis, Konstantinos
- Research Ser
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- Annotation <p>Do civil society organizations representing groups such as women, migrants, indigenous people, people with HIV/AIDS, or the poor have a stronger influence when directly involved in policymaking than when they try to influence policymakers from outside? Does participatory policymaking enhance the efficiency and equity of public policy? Does the best argument prevail in such participatory processes, or is it the strongest argument that ultimately carries the day?</p><p>This volume explores these questions by contrasting the theoretical underpinnings of participatory governance and deliberation theories with empirical findings from extensive field research in South Africa. The country has introduced numerous participatory policymaking institutions since the early 1990s. The book argues that civil society organizations might be unable to exert real influence over policymaking unless they possess mobilization capacities and can exert a credible exit option from participatory structures.</p>
- 9789290148760 and 9290148764 (Trade Paper)
- Audience Notes:
- Scholarly & Professional International Labour Office
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