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American cities increased their use of civic engagement tools during the Great Recession, but did not fully embrace citizen involvement in decision-making

Godwin, Marcia (2015) American cities increased their use of civic engagement tools during the Great Recession, but did not fully embrace citizen involvement in decision-making. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (13 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

As the Great Recession hit, American cities professional organizations and foundations increased efforts to promote civic engagement activities. Through analysis of 2006, 2009, and 2012 survey results, Marcia Godwin finds that cities increased their use of civic engagement tools, especially those involving technology, but reduced strategic planning efforts and the use of citizen surveys. Coming out of the Great Recession, managers in the most affected cities were the most supportive of civic engagement. While managers generally support civic engagement, this support does not widely extend to giving citizens the authority to make decisions.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 11:11
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 20:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63109

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