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How to engage Citizens

August 2003 - How to engage CitizensDemocracy is at its strongest when a range of citizens are active in policy development and decision-making, but when our leaders consult the public it seems we hear the same voices speak up. Why don't more people engage in public debate, and what can be done to broaden the input base? (We'd like to thank the participants in the Australian Public Policy Research Network's online discussion forum for contributing many of these articles.)

But Peter, here's some things the government can do to help people
by Andrew Leigh - 25/08/2003
Building social capital requires trust and participation among individuals
by Peter Costello - 25/08/2003
Political killjoys smother hope, idealism and a vibrant democracy
by Gwynn Mac Carrick - 22/08/2003
Citizen engagement is a victim of the eternal time-completeness trade-off
by Martin Stewart-Weeks - 18/08/2003
Want to really engage the community? Don't walk under Arnstein's ladder
by Peter Henderson - 18/08/2003 - 1 comment
'Lead us not into temptation ': the overworked notion of leadership
by Miles Little - 18/08/2003
Developing social capital is a cause that conservatives take seriously
by Kevin Donnelly - 11/08/2003
Four ways to help promote citizen engagement and participation
by Russ Grayson - 11/08/2003
New ways to govern public and private enterprises: with stakeholder networks
by Shann Turnbull - 11/08/2003
Re-engaging with citizens: taking an issue to the people on the street
by Anne Coombs - 4/08/2003
Why would people speak up if they're only going to be ignored anyway?
by Ian Plowman - 4/08/2003
How to engage citizens? Well, a good start is to treat them like people
by Mark Randell - 4/08/2003

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