The Next Form of Democracy: How Expert Rule is Giving Way to Shared Governance-and why Politics Will Never be the Same

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Vanderbilt University Press, 2006 - Political Science - 296 pages
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Beneath the national radar, the relationship between citizens and government is undergoing a dramatic shift. More than ever before, citizens are educated, skeptical, and capable of bringing the decision-making process to a sudden halt. Public officials and other leaders are tired of confrontation and desperate for resources. In order to address persistent challenges like education, race relations, crime prevention, land use planning, and economic development, communities have been forced to find new ways for people and public servants to work together.

The stories of civic experiments in this book can show us the realpolitik of deliberative democracy, and illustrate how the evolution of democracy is already reshaping politics.


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Good Citizens and Persistent Public Problems
Is Everything Up to Date in Kansas City? Why Citizen Involvement May Soon Be Obsolete
Appeals to Citizenship
Of Pigs and People Sprawl Gentrification and the Future of Regions
The Increasing Significance of Race in Public Life
Washington Goes to Mr Smith The Changing Role of Citizens in Policy Development
Building Shared Governance
The Strange Career of Chuck Ridley Drug Abuse Community Organizing and Government by Nonprofits
Marrying Schools and Communities Endless Love or Affair to Remember?
Sharing the Buck Communities Rethink Public Finances and Public Responsibilities
Things to Come

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Matt Leighninger is Executive Director, Deliberative Democracy Consortium, and Senior Associate, Study Circles Resource Center.

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