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Political Leaders and Public Engagement: The Hidden World of Informal Elite-Citizen Interaction

Hendriks, Carolyn; Lees-Marshment, Jennifer


To date, practical and scholarly work on participatory and deliberative governance has focused on supply-side issues such as how to engage citizens in public policy. Yet little is known about the demand for public engagement, particularly from those authorised to make collective decisions. This article empirically examines how political leaders view and value public input. It draws on 51 in-depth interviews with senior national ministers from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Political Studies
DOI: 10.1177/0032321718791370


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