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Citizen Participation In Resource Allocation

1st Edition

By William Simonsen, Mark Robbins


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Not all citizens seek to extract a '`'free lunch' from government by demanding more services at the same time that they eschew taxes. It is possible to gather the insights of an representative and informed citizenry in sophisticated and reliable form. Citizen Participation in Resource Allocation explores the means to obtaining informed insight from

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Theoretical and Historical Context of Public Participation -- Contemporary Techniques for Citizen Involvement -- How Do Citizens Balance the Budget? -- How Fiscal Information and Service Use Influence Citizen Preferences -- Conclusions: Lessons for Governments

About the Authors

William Simonsen is associate professor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon, where he has taught since 1990. Mark D. Robbins is assistant professor of political science at the University of Georgia.

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