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Public engagement, not just about the public

October 8, 2014 – Carolina Johnson

In this briefing paper for Involve, Carolina Johnson (University of Washington) makes the case that: The engagement of the public is just one aspect of effective public engagement; the commitment and support of government officials and relevant stakeholder groups are also critically important to its long-term success. Opportunities for engagement are ineffective or even harmful where…

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Can you hear me? Citizens, Climate Change & Open Local Government

July 31, 2014 – Houda Davis

  In this new publication Involve looks at how local authorities are engaging citizens on climate change, energy futures and sustainable living. It explores how an open government approach might lead to improved governance of these complex issues. Each year disasters related to weather and climate claim thousands of lives and result in significant economic…

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Pathways through Participation

November 30, 2011 – Tim Hughes

Pathways through Participation was a two and a half year (April 2009 - November 2011) qualitative research project, which aimed to improve our understanding of how and why people participate, how their involvement changes over time, and what pathways, if any, exist between different activities.

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Not another consultation!

March 13, 2011 – Involve Web Editor

Not another consultation! Making community engagement informal and fun, is a practical guide to events that combine the informality of community fun days with meaningful engagement methods. This guide enables practitioners to design and run active and exciting forms of engagement that allow participants to drop in and out and is ideally suited to the needs…

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Talking for a Change

April 6, 2010 – Involve Web Editor

This report sets out the need for a distributed dialogue approach to complex issues, such as climate change and the ageing society. The nature of the challenges that governments are dealing with have changed - they are now much less simple, less bounded and more intractable. From climate change and the ageing population, through to…

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People and Participation

December 12, 2005 – Involve Web Editor

Update:  For Involve's latest advice on participation methods, check out our micro- site This guidance sets out how to plan for participation and choose appropriate participation methods. There have been many books and pamphlets about democratic reform. What is unusual about this publication is that it provides much needed practical detail, drawing on the experiences…

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