New Book: Participatory Democracy in Southern Europe

Rowman & Littlefield International has published recently the book Participatory Democracy in Southern Europe. Causes, Charabookcteristics and Consequences, edited by Joan Font, Donatella della Porta and Yves Sintomer.

Based on the findings of the MECPALO project (Spanish Research National Plan, 2010-12), the book examines a wide range of innovative institutional participatory processes across Spain, Italy and France.  The authors use quantitative and qualitative methods to compare why these cases of participatory mechanisms have emerged, how they function, and what cultural impact they have achieved. This allows highly original insights into why participatory mechanisms work in some places, but not others, and the sorts of choices that organizers of participatory processes have to consider when creating such policies.


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