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Participatory Governance Initiative

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Participatory Governance Initiative

School of Public Affairs

Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions

411 N Central Avenue, Suite 400

Phoenix, AZ 85004-0687



Daniel Schugurensky, Director

Tara Bartlett, Senior Research Analyst 


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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 in local governments and educational institutions.