Citizen involvement in local governance

Jane Foot

A look at the involvement and influence of citizens and service users in decision-making and governance in their local area.

This Round-up outlines the challenges and dilemmas that local partners, central government, councillors, staff and communities must resolve if citizens are to have more power and influence over local services and their neighbourhoods.

This summary:

  • draws on the findings of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Governance and Public Services research programme and other related JRF work;
  • looks at how citizens are involved, how they influence decisions and how diversity and population change affect citizen and community involvement.


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