"A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation," published by the IBM Center for The Business of Government. PARCC Faculty Affiliate and Associate Professor of Public Administration, Tina Nabatchi authored, "A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation," which was just published by the IBM Center for The Business of Government. This report provides a practical assessment guide for government program managers so they can assess whether their efforts are making a difference. The report lays out evaluation steps for both the implementation and management of citizen participation initiatives as well as how to assess the impact of a particular citizen participation initiative. An appendix provides helpful worksheets, as well.
Agencies in coming years will face greater fiscal pressures and they will also face increased citizen demands for greater participation in designing and overseeing their policies and programs. Understanding how to most effectively engage citizens in their government will likely increase in importance. I hope this evaluation guide will be a useful framework for government managers at all levels in helping them determine the value of their citizen participation initiatives.
Thursday Morning Roundtable is broadcast on WCNY-FM Sundays at 8PM. Thursday Morning Roundtable is a weekly public service program sponsored by University College of Syracuse University in which experts speak on local, state, and national issues of concern to the community. On February 24, 2011 PARCC Associate and Research Director for International and Intra-state Conflict, Professor Miriam Elman discussed "Beyond the Jasmine Revolution and Tahir Square: Egypt's Regime Change and the Prospects for Democracy in the Middle East." Click here to link to this broadcast: http://www.wcny.org/radio/thursday-morning-roundtable
Power Point Presentation of Daniel Bar‐Tal, Visiting Professor, Brandeis University in an event co-sponsored by PARCC on February 10, 2011 titled "Evolvement and Institutionalization of a Culture of Conflict."