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Political Science
POLI 222
Christa Scholtz

Citizen Engagement Role of citizen engagement in policymakingLadder of citizen particpation Sherry Arnstein writing of the model Cities initiatives in the US 1969IssuesAs there we go up the ladder there is more power for citizens in the process but there must also be accountabilitycitizen groups are not accountable to parliamentThe objective for citizen engagement is not really meaningful but more of a one way flow of information from policy makers to citizens That the only thing the government or policy actors commit to is listening but not committing to change based on this information If policy decisions all go bad are citizens legally responsible As control increases then accountability also increases Types of citizen EngagementAdvisory bodiesPublic meetingsPublic hearingsInquiries inquiries actRoyal commissions A short unrepresentative history of public engagement1960s not on the map Indian affairs consultation process 19681970s Rise of environmental issues1978 bureau daudiences publiques sur lenvironment1990 canadian environmental assessment act1999 Canadian environmental Protection Act1990s 1993 Krever InquiryHealth Canada2000s2004 Taku River and Haida Nation decisionslegal dut
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