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The limits to local participation and deliberation in the French politique de la ville

Abstract : Over the past twenty years in France, the politique de la ville (a public policy initiative targeting impoverished urban areas) has constituted one of the main sources of
renewal of the discourse concerning social participation.This article looks at whether it has led to a genuine democratisation of policy making. The following four questions are discussed: Have participatory procedures improved the efficiency of public policy? Have they fostered the strengthening of the social bond? Has setting up new procedures improved deliberation between political and nonpolitical actors? And has this new policy generated a renewal of local elites and modified the decision-making process? The authors conclude that these different attempts have had only a very limited impact.
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Submitted on : Tuesday, July 17, 2007 - 1:08:24 PM
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Jacques De Maillard, yves Sintomer. The limits to local participation and deliberation in the French politique de la ville. European Journal of Political Research, Springer Verlag, 2007, 46 (4), pp.503-529. ⟨halshs-00163368⟩

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