Participation vs representation: Councillor attitudes towards citizen engagement

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Written by Alex Parsons, Rebecca Rumbul 11 October 2021

"Using a survey of local councillors, this research explores how their awareness and perceptions of citizen participation is affected by political party or political situation. This includes a councillor's personal partisan identity, but also the political balance of the council. The survey identified partisan and structural factors that shape the perceptions of local representatives of citizen participation" (Parsons and Rumbul, 2021).

Publisher: My Society, Public Square

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Categories: Report, Tools of Democracy, Liberal Democracy