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Citizen Governance
Citizen governance
The Principles of Community Governance

At the end of Chapter 1, I wrote that the ideas presented in this book are intended to answer the questions, “What will be the challenges of community governance?” and “What should be done to meet these challenges?” The answer given in this chapter is a three-pronged approach to citizenship, elected service, and professional practice called Citizen Governance. This approach is designed as a pragmatic response to the social and political reality of the times, expressed in the “three values of the past”: localism, small and responsive government, and the professional as adviser, not controller.

Although I have offered specific suggestions in Chapters 3, 4, and 5 for the practice of governing communities, I do not mean to suggest ...

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