New Book - "Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy" by Tina Nabatchi and Matt Leighninger

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Now available from the publisher, Wiley, or on Amazon, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy, is a new book by Tina Nabatchi, and Matt Leighninger.

The 351-page book is available in hardcover or Kindle editions.

The following is excerpted from the description of Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy:

The book is filled with illustrative examples of innovative participatory activities, and numerous sources for more information. This important text puts the spotlight on the need for long-term, cross-sector, participation planning, and provides guidance for leaders, citizens, activists, and others who are determined to improve the ways that participation and democracy function.

Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy:

  • Helps students and practitioners understand the history, theory, and practice of public participation.
  • Contains a wealth of case studies that explore the application of public participation in different settings.
  • Covers vital issues such as education, health, land use, and state and federal government.
  • Has accompanying instructor resources, such as PowerPoint slides, discussion questions, sample assignments, case studies and research from, and classroom activities.

From the Table of Contents:

Part One - Participation in a Rapidly Changing Democracy

One - Citizenship, Outside the Public Square

Two - Good or Bad? Charming or Tedious? Understanding Public Participation

Three - Pictures from a (R)evolution: The Fitful Development of Public Participation in the United States

Part Two - Participation in Action

Four - Participation in Education

Five - Participation in Health

Six - Participation in Planning and Land Use

Seven - Participation in State and Federal Government

Part Three - Participation for Democracy, Present and Future

Eight - Participation in Scenarios and Tactics

Nine - Assembling Participation Infrastructure

Ten - Building Democracy