Public Participation Around the World

Here is a sample of some of the things happening around Public Participation on a Global scale

EU Citizens’ Involvement During The Age Of Austerity

A democratic society is characterized by the people’s electoral will. The quality of democracy is determined by the sovereign action of its citizens and the level of human rights protection. It is worth mentioning that Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human...

SLAPPs

What is a SLAPP? The rights to speech and petition are enshrined in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Free speech and healthy debate are vital to the well-being of a democracy. In fact, the United States Supreme Court has said that the right to...

Who Is the “Public” at Public Meetings?

Who Is the "Public" at Public Meetings? Here at Strong Towns, we've spotlighted the shortcomings of conventional public participation in the development process before. When the public is asked to weigh in on development and infrastructure decisions, it is often in...

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