Who is Participedia For?

Practitioners, activists, government officials, and journalists will benefit from Participedia’s searchable database of cases, methods, and organizations, including knowledge about how well processes have worked for similar problems, under similar conditions.

Social scientists, policy analysts, democratic theorists, and other scholars will benefit from access to a dynamic, diverse, and growing source of comparable qualitative and quantitative data. We encourage you to contribute information on case studies, methods and organizations. The more you participate, the more you will appreciate what this site has to offer.

Educators will benefit from Participedia’s plans to strengthen its role as an innovative teaching resource. We intend to build out the teaching resources already on the site with new tools that can be used in undergraduate and graduate classroom settings. Resources will also be developed for training public officials who seek to improve their knowledge of effective approaches to public participation.

Graduate and undergraduate students will benefit from opportunities to strengthen their research skills, to manage projects, and to collaborate with scholars and practitioners who focus on democratic innovations.  Participedia provides opportunities for students to improve their analytic and writing skills, work on survey design and implementation, conduct quantitative and qualitative comparative case studies, and much more. Students will also have opportunities to develop skills such as website design, social media management, communications, and public administration.