The Emergence of Civic Engagement Networks: Microprocesses and Macro Outcomes
March 10, 2014 02:00 PM
Written by Juliet Musso and Christopher Weare from the University of Southern California, The Emergence of Civie Engagement Networks: Microprocesses and Macro Outcomes was presented at the 2013 Fall Research Conference session Citizen Engagement Tools and Processes. It is this week's featured paper in APPAM's Online Paper Collection under the Public and Nonprofit Management and Finance policy category.
There is an enduring focus on the need to create intermediary institutions that support civic discourse and strengthen engagement of ordinary citizens with elite decision makers. Such innovations in civic institutions are held by reformers to foster civil society networks that facilitate collective action, promote civic culture, and facilitate “coming to public judgment” that moves beyond mass opinion to communicate reasoned compromises to decision makers.
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