Innovating public participation methods

In the 1970s, new social movements have demanded political participation beyond liberal-representative forms of democracy. Since then, efforts are made to provide procedures for rendering public engagement constructive and legitimate. Public participation methods took shape as a field of innovation. Planning cell, citizens jury, consensus conference were early success models, closely linked with dedicated expert industries and an emerging science and technology of participation. A paper just published online first in Social Studies of Science analyses the pattern and dynamics of this innovation journey. It is the first paper of a planned special issue on

December 2015: “Knowing Governance. The epistemic construction of political order” – new book published

What does it do to the world to know it? What does it do to governance and politics to know them one or the other way? A collection of contributions


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