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The author's target has been to attract jointly the threads of political and social technological know-how and of sub-specialisms inside of these large components of research and to interpret them within the context of city and neighborhood making plans. attention is given to varied interpretations of selection making in a democracy, to 'representation' and the general public curiosity, to the possibilities for citizen participation within the making plans strategy, to the diversity of capability individuals, their motivation and competence, to the potential that could be hired to safe diversified degrees of citizen involvement; and to the impediments to significant participation. accordingly this publication will give a contribution to the last of the prevailing hole among concept and perform by means of drawing jointly a range of topics from political technological know-how, philosophy and psychology, neighborhood thought and local technology, rendering them understandable within the context of making plans

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953-70). 3 )8 Pranger (1968), p. 3. 3 )9 Pranger (1968), p. 10. ( 3 7 ) ( ( 42 Citizen Participation in Planning tion of the 'action-space' and the subjects with which citizen participation is feasible, and the development of an élite-mass relationship ideology. T o overcome the possible imbalance of power—assuming Pranger's concept of the demise of citizenship is valid—and to infuse the decision-making processes with a capability of meaningful citizen participation, the elected representatives should be responsible and take the initiative to develop the means by which, and prescribe the 'action-space' in which the citizens may more creatively affect decision outcomes.

8. 9. to to to to to to to to to determine the issues for legislation direct the calendar of legislation research all aspects of the issues present the information test competence of legislators administer 5 and tabulate votes review needs for legislation adjudicate on the law administer the system 'Agencies' Initiators Steerers Researchers Informers Examiners Voting supervisors Planners Judges Administrators There can be little doubt that the application of organisational methods to the political process is often desirable from many points of view.

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