A Critical Evaluation of the Implications of Participatory Governance

Project Aims

This research study "A Critical Evaluation of the Implications of Participatory Governance for Civic Engagement and the State" aims to explore and critically evaluate the policy and practice of participatory governance in Ireland, with a specific emphasis on local participatory governance. Participatory governance refers to institutional or state-led processes that facilitate citizen voice in decision-making and policy-making processes and citizen engagement with policy-makers. 

Preliminary findings of the research were presented at an ISS21-hosted policy symposium "Spaces for Change?  The Practice and Policy of Community Participation in Local Governance in Ireland" in November 2018.  The research report will be published in 2019.

Funder

The study is funded by the Irish Research Council under the Government of Ireland Research for Policy and Society scheme and is being undertaken under the auspices of the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, University College Cork. 

Project Duration

2017-2019

Project Team:

Dr. Catherine Forde (PI) c.forde@ucc.ie

Dr. Mark Cullinane (Post-doctoral Researcher)

Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)

Top Floor, Carrigbawn/Safari Building, Donovan Road, Cork, T12 YE30

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