The State of Citizen Participation in America
Editors: Hindy Lauer Schachter, Kaifeng Yang
Chapter 10: Voluntary Associations, Nonprofit Organizations, and Civic Engagement, co-authored by Angela Eikenberry, UNO faculty member.
Chapter 13, Deliberative Polling: Theoretical and Methodological Issues of Civic Engagement, authored by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, UNO faculty member.
This book provides a state-of-the-art assessment of citizen participation practice and research in the United States. With contributions from a stellar group of scholars, it provides readers an overview of a field at the heart of democratic governance. Individual chapters trace shifts in participation philosophy and policy, examine trends at different government levels, analyze technology/participation interactions, identify the participation experiences of minority populations, and explore the impact of voluntary organizations on this topic. A five-chapter section illustrates innovative cases. Another section explores the role of various methodologies in advancing participation research. The scope, depth, and timeliness of the coverage fills two voids in the public administration literature. First, the book provides a unique collection of articles for graduate courses in citizen participation and democratic governance. The volume also offers an excellent compendium for researchers who are at the frontline of participation research and practice.
Information Age Publishing
Charlotte, North Carolina
Eikenberry, A. M., & Jensen, C. (2012). Voluntary associations, nonprofit organizations and civic engagement. In H. Schacter and K. Yang (Eds.), The State of Civic Participation in America, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Lipschultz, J. H. (2012). Deliberative Polling: Theoretical and Methodological Issues of Civic Engagement. In H. Schacter and K. Yang (Eds.), The State of Civic Participation in America, Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, pp. 309-323.