Assessing the Costs of Public Participation: A Case Study of Two Online Participation Mechanisms
Abbreviated Journal Title
Amer. Rev. Public Adm.
citizen participation; public participation; participation cost; civic; engagement; public participation cost; CITIZEN PARTICIPATION; DECISION-MAKING; GOVERNANCE; SCIENCE; MANAGEMENT; AGENCIES; AGENDA; MODEL; Public Administration
In 2009, the authors facilitated a citizen-participation process in a local community in Florida in the United States. Using an inductive content analysis across two online participation data sources, the study develops a set of testable propositions about cost functions of public participation. The study shows a nonlinear relationship between administrative costs and participation quantity. It also demonstrates no direct relationship between the costs and participation quality. Moreover, the cost functions vary in different participation mechanisms. These propositions provide a basis for future research to improve cost management in public participation.
American Review of Public Administration
"Assessing the Costs of Public Participation: A Case Study of Two Online Participation Mechanisms" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4831.