Journals Higher Education



02 January 2015

304 Pages | 10 b/w halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199987269

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Do-It-Yourself Democracy

The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Caroline W. Lee

  • Looks at the expanding market for public participation from the standpoint of engagement experts to argue that public deliberation has failed to deliver on its promises of empowerment
  • Offers a critique of a practice often viewed as an unquestioned public good
  • A provocative look at the promise and frustrating reality of participation and deliberation in America today