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Mapping the Links: Citizen Involvement in Policy Processes

ARTICLE by Michael Orsini, Susan Phillips

This article by Michael Orsini and Susan D. Phillips attempts to develop “a fuller understanding of the multidimensional nature of citizen involvement and to assess the adequacy of contemporary practices of citizen involvement in Canada”, taking into consideration different aspects of civic participation, political institutions and policy processes. The authors find that it is evident that Canadian institutions are not very effective at promoting civic participation, as is the current format of consultation associated with most policy development. Important and multiple reforms are thus called for. Several are proposed by Orsini and Phillips, including the creation of a civic forum with high visibility and further investments in civil society.

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Author(s): Michael Orsini; Susan Phillips;
Publisher: Canadian Policy Research Networks [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2002; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: National;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Citizen Engagement
Policy Articles / Citizen Engagement / Consultation
Policy Articles / Citizen Engagement / Consultation / 2002

Keywords / Tags:

citizen involvement; civic participation; institutions; policy development; civic forum; civil society;