Civic Engagement& Public Policy

What is the importance of civic engagement to public policy and how effective is participation and social involvement for the health of democracy. Do citizens really affect policy-making? Or do politicians only listen to the elites and lobbies? Although civic engagement has become increasingly important for political scientist, there are different interpretations of its impact on political change and democratic governance. This is a discussion that we will be having in GlobalNet21 in the coming year.

New models for civic engagement: Ben Warner at TEDxJacksonville

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