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    Collaborative governance is a young, emerging form of governance being developed to adapt the traditional aims of direct democracy with the new capabilities presented by the internet. Practical development of this governance method is being undertaken by the Metagovernment project. Traditional implementations of direct participation have labored under enormous obstacles...
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    Note: This article is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition Collaborative planning is a conceptual framework for resolving complex, multi-stakeholder planning scenarios. This approach is often applied to planning cases for the purposes of encouraging public participation, and resolving and mediating stakeholder disagreements. While the literature notes challenges...
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    Definition Everyday Democracy is an organization whose mission is “to help communities develop their own ability to solve problems by exploring ways for all kinds of people to think, talk and work together to create change.” Their goal is to address many different issues from racial inequality to growth and...
  • Definition According to Carol Packham, community auditing "is an empowering process [which] can achieve desirable quantitative and qualitative [community development] outcomes." Problems and Purpose History Participant Selection Deliberation, Decisions, and Public Interaction Influence, Outcomes, and Effects Analysis and Lessons Learned Secondary Sources External Links Notes
  • Community committees are representative bodies established as intermediaries between an area’s residents and a higher level of government.
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