Quotation Leubolt, Bernhard, Novy, Andreas, Beinstein, Barbara. 2009. Governance and Democracy - KATARSIS Survey Paper. Collection ètudes théoriques.




Although the welfare state is currently being transformed, it continues to exist in new forms. These vary in different cities and regions. They have in common to involve citizenry in micro-participation, while managing macro-participation by the elite. Especially community-based management and participatory democracy turn out to be concepts for socially innovative strategies which are fundamentally Janus-faced, as they tend to be strategically selective including some actors, while excluding others. Critical social movements may be co-opted into the state and lose their potential to contest political decision. But bottom-up participation can also be a step towards the proposed utopia of democratic governance.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Governance and Democracy - KATARSIS Survey Paper
Title of whole publication Collection ètudes théoriques
Year 2009
URL http://www.crises.uqam.ca/cahiers/ET0908.pdf


KATARSIS - Growing Inequality and Social Innovation: Alternative Knowledge and Practice in Overcoming Social Exclusion in Europe
Leubolt, Bernhard (Former researcher)
Novy, Andreas (Details)
Beinstein, Barbara (Former researcher)
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5105 International relations (Details)
5325 Political economics (Details)
5340 Economic history (Details)
5406 Foreign aid (Details)
5415 Economic sociology (Details)
5427 Poverty research, social exclusion (Details)
5608 Regional development planning (Details)
5610 Urban development planning (Details)
5611 Urban and regional analysis (Details)
5618 Regional economy (Details)
5912 Social sciences (interdisciplinary) (Details)
5915 Economic geography (Details)
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