Participatory Governance Initiative


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Participatory Governance Initiative
School of Public Affairs
College of Public Service & Community Solutions
411 N Central Avenue, Suite 400 | Phoenix AZ 85004-0687

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Daniel Schugurensky, director:

The mandate of the Participatory Governance Initiative at Arizona State University is to promote excellence, collaboration, and innovation in participatory governance research and practice. The Participatory Governance Initiative is a university-wide interdisciplinary space that aims at bringing together academics, students, elected and non-elected government officials, community members and practitioners interested in the theory and practice of participatory governance. Special attention is paid to the examination of emerging trends and innovative experiments around the world that are relevant to the realities of governance and public engagement in the 21st century.

The Participatory Governance Initiative is devoted to undertaking teaching, capacity building, research and dissemination activities aimed at the study and promotion of participatory democracy initiatives, particularly at the municipal level of government.



By the people: Participatory democracy, civic engagement, and citizenship education




- Won No has presented her work on participatory budgeting in Seoul, South Korea at the APPAM conference

- Oana Almasan leads youth workshop on participatory democracy in Europe 

- Daniel Schugurensky interviews Fiona Duguid on School Participatory Budgeting in Canada