21 techniques of community participation for the 21st centuryProduced by the New Economics Foundationwith members of the UK Community Participation Network.
First edition: 1998CD-Rom Edition 1999Copyright of the compilation belongs to the New Economics Foundation: copyright of individual entries belongs to the authors.Photocopying of the entries is encouraged for community use: permission must be soughtfor any commercial use.ISBN No. 1 899407 17 0Price: £7.00 individuals (£12.00 institutions)Bulk order: £25 for 5 copies
Comments on Participation Works!
The rhetoric says that Participation Works! But what does participation really mean andwhat makes it really happen? Participation Works! contains twenty-one proventechniques from around the world. It shows how to choose between them, how to usethem properly and where to go for more information. With this book, you can prove thatthe rhetoric is true: Participation Works!
I only went to be nosy. I just went to see what was going on and before I knew whathad happened I was in the thick of it. I went Friday, Saturday, went back Sunday for an hour or two and then Monday night as well. I thought it was brilliant.
Donna Fallows, local resident, West Silvertown
There’s a lot of loose talk about community participation, consultative processesand so on, but it’s far from clear that people understand what this means. Thisguide is invaluable, defining the scene, providing contacts, and shedding light onwhat is an increasingly important aspect of delivering sustainable development atthe local level.
For me, the future search conference was a personal milestone ... We would havebeen a lot poorer without the conference. The young people will never forget it.
Jane Yeadon, local resident, Forres, Moray, Scotland
21 techniques of community participation for the 21st century