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Empowered Participation Reinventing Urban Democracy

ISBN-10: 0691126089
ISBN-13: 9780691126081
Edition: 2004
Authors: Archon Fung
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

'Empowered Participation' examines the model of participatory democracy that has emerged out of institutional innovations in Chicago, where the school boards and police department have invested heavily in shared consultation procedures involving the public at local level.

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Abbreviations
Democracy as a Reform Strategy
Empowered Participation as an Administrative Reform Strategy
Accountable Autonomy: An Institutional Design for Empowered Participation
Paths More Traveled: Markets and Public Hierarchies
Origins: Civic Engagement, Pragmatism, and Deliberative Democracy
Mechanisms of Effectiveness
Sources of Fairness
Exploring Accountable Autonomy, in Theory and Practice
Down to the Neighborhoods
Perils of Patronage: School Governance in the Machine Era
Progressive Reform and Bureaucratic Administration, 1947-980
Legitimation Crisis to Accountable Autonomy, 1980-1988
Progressive Reformers and Machine Policing
Building the Modern Police Bureaucracy in Chicago
Legitimation Crisis in Policing
Toward Community-Centered Policing
Administration as Pragmatic and Participatory Neighborhood Deliberation
Deliberative Problem-Solving in Chicago LCSs
Communities of Inquiry in Chicago Policing
Conclusion
Building Capacity and Accountability
Dilemmas of Devolution
Training: Schools of Democracy in the Chicago Reforms
Mobilization
Cognitive Templates for Deliberative Governance and Problem-Solving
Bottom-Up, Top-Down Accountability
Enhancing Institutional Background Conditions for Problem-Solving
Networking Inquiry
Redistribution to the Least Capable
Conflicts between Community and the Local State
Challenges to Participation
Three Stages of Empirical Investigation
The Strong Rational-Choice Perspective
Strong Egalitarianism
Social Capital
Unity and the Politics of Difference
Expertise
Deliberation and Poverty
Deliberation in Contexts of Poverty and Social Conflict
Initial Conditions: Six Cases in Three Neighborhoods
Southtown Elementary Becomes Harambee Academy
Central Beat: Nonsystematic Problem-Solving
Traxton School: Wealth and Embedded Agreement
Poverty and the Character of Pragmatic Deliberation
Deliberation in Social Conflict
Bridges across Race and Class in Traxton Beat
Translation and Trust in Southtown Beat
The Discipline of Self-Reflection: Central Elementary under Probation
Beyond Decentralization: Structured Deliberation and Intervention
The Chicago Experience and Beyond
Lessons from the Street
System-wide Democratic and Administrative Accomplishments
Incomplete Politics and Institutional Instability
Bringing Practice Back into Participatory and Deliberative Democratic Theory
Beyond Chicago
The Promise of Participatory-Deliberative Democracy
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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