A Critical Evaluation of the Implications of Participatory Governance
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.
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.
Dr. Catherine Forde (PI) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Mark Cullinane (Post-doctoral Researcher)