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Key Concepts in Governance provides a clear introduction to the technical concepts and policies of contemporary governance through short definitional essays. Each entry features a snapshot definition of the concept, a contextualization of the concept,  an overview of relevant debates, and a guide to further reading. The book also includes a substantial introductory chapter which gives an overview of governance studies as a whole, orientating and guiding the reader around the issues that the concepts address. 

Dialogic Policy-Making
Dialogic policy-making

Dialogic policy-making is a process in which citizens actively participate in the creation of public policies. It encourages and values collective deliberation. To be more specific, dialogic and deliberative approaches to policy give citizens an opportunity to exchange relevant viewpoints and arguments prior to the adoption of a policy. The dialogic process might be overseen or facilitated by public officials. Alternatively, public officials might provide one voice among the many in the dialogue. The dialogic process might be a way of reaching a decision or an exercise in consultation.

Advocates of dialogic approaches argue that they encourage joint learning and collective agreements. Typically, dialogic policy-making is an iterative process. The repeated negotiation of conflicting interests and beliefs discourages participants from remaining stubbornly uncompromising. ...

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