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One-to-one interactions are still the best way for public servants in small towns to understand what citizens want

Rivera, Jason D. (2021) One-to-one interactions are still the best way for public servants in small towns to understand what citizens want. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (05 Nov 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

For public servants working in government, understanding citizens’ needs is incredibly important, and those working in small towns are no exception. In new research, Jason D. Rivera looks at the techniques policymakers in Grand Island, New York, use to understand the needs of their citizens. He finds that while public meetings, townhalls and social media can give a sense of what the public wants, they can also give a false impression when vocal groups push their own sentiments. In contrast, one-to-one meetings between public servants and citizens can often be the most effective way of determining what members of the public want.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2022 15:51
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2022 15:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113173

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