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Institutions of Deliberative Democratic Processes and Interest Groups: Roles, Tensions and Incentives

Hendriks, Carolyn

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There are inherent tensions between traditional, more pluralist forms of public participation and new deliberative democratic processes, such as citizens’ juries. These innovative processes, known collectively as citizens’ forums, challenge existing roles and power relationships between interest groups and the state. Instead of having key access to the policy stage, interest groups are required to be ‘bystanders’, ‘information providers’, and ultimately ‘process legitimisers’. With such a...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorHendriks, Carolyn
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-10T06:42:36Z
dc.identifier.issn0313-6647
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/116873
dc.description.abstractThere are inherent tensions between traditional, more pluralist forms of public participation and new deliberative democratic processes, such as citizens’ juries. These innovative processes, known collectively as citizens’ forums, challenge existing roles and power relationships between interest groups and the state. Instead of having key access to the policy stage, interest groups are required to be ‘bystanders’, ‘information providers’, and ultimately ‘process legitimisers’. With such a radical shift in roles and power structure, there are few apparent reasons why interest groups would want to participate in such deliberative processes. In some cases, to the detriment of the process, they decide not to.
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dc.publisherWiley
dc.rights© National Council of the Institute of Public Administration, Australia 2002
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Public Administration
dc.titleInstitutions of Deliberative Democratic Processes and Interest Groups: Roles, Tensions and Incentives
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume61
dc.date.issued2002
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationHendriks, C., Crawford School of Public Policy, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage64
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage75
local.identifier.doi10.1111/1467-8500.00259
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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