Project

The changing face of local democracy? The impact of citizen participation on attitudes, roles, relationships and legitimacy perceptions of democratic institutional stakeholders

Duration
01 January 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Social behaviour and social action
    • Local and urban politics
    • Political engagement, political participation
    • Political psychology
    • Democratic innovations
Keywords
Democracy Citizen participation Participatory arrangements Roles of citizens, politicians and civil servants Legitimacy of government and public policy-making
 
Project description

New initiatives of citizen participation change the nature of local democracy. This research wants to bring a more comprehensive understanding of how participation has an impact on the roles of politicians, civil servants, citizens and civil society actors in the policy-making process, the relations between these actors, and the legitimacy of local democratic public policy making in the eyes of these actors.