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Public Participation and the Impact of Third-Party Facilitators

Abstract Research suggests that a particularly important variable in determining success in public participation is the presence of a facilitator. Data from a study of 239 public participation case studies is analyzed using descriptive and statistical analysis to determine the impact on success of the participation efforts if a facilitator is present and whether or not internal versus external facilitators have a significant impact on success. The data suggest that facilitators have a positive impact on the success of public participation efforts and, in particular, that public participation efforts that use facilitators are more successful when the facilitator is a third-party intermediary (external) versus a member of the lead agency's staff (... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Wastchak, Daran Reginald (Author) / Cayer, Joseph (Advisor) / Lucio, Joanna (Committee member) / Schugurensky, Daniel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public administration / Communication / Public policy / citizen participation / facilitation / group communication / public administration / public participation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 171 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Public Administration 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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