civic participation
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Civic participation

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 14

Civic participation - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 105 Views
  • Uploaded on

Civic participation. State Counsellor Gisela Erler, EU Workshop, 5.Dezember 2012. Dynamic involvement democracy. Between Habermas and Switzerland. Lobbies. Parties. Associations. New roles for everyone!!!. Experts/ consultants. Those affected directly. Citizens\' initiatives.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Civic participation' - gauri


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
civic participation

Civic participation

State Counsellor Gisela Erler, EU Workshop, 5.Dezember 2012

dynamic involvement democracy between habermas and switzerland
CIVIC PARTICIPATIONDynamic involvement democracy.Between Habermas and Switzerland

Lobbies

Parties

Associations

New roles

for everyone!!!

Experts/

consultants

Those affected directly

Citizens\' initiatives

Active citizens, "voiceless" citizens, random citizens

scepticism reservations
CIVIC PARTICIPATIONScepticism/reservations
  • People do not have enough expert knowledge
  • Legitimation is lacking with civic participation
  • The people do not assume any responsibility
  • The institutions of representative democracy are weakened: no candidates!
  • False expectations are aroused and more frustration generated
why bother
CIVIC PARTICIPATIONWhy bother?
  • Optimization of decisions
  • Acceptance increased, satisfaction enhanced
  • Lower disenchantment with politics
  • Strengthen interest in common good
  • People demand transparency, are willing to take part and want to have a part in decisions to some extent
  • Digital media are changing expectations and interaction
demand more direct democracy
CIVIC PARTICIPATIONDemand: More direct democracy

Municipality codes:

  • Lower quorums, extend deadlines for referendum
  • Include land use planning

State Constitution

  • Lower hurdles for signatures
  • Lower quorum from 33 % to x
civic participation direct democracy
CIVIC PARTICIPATIONCivic participation ≠ direct democracy
  • Early participation leads to fewer referendums/protest and easier implementation. But : it is no vote!
  • Binding rules for dealing with results needed
  • Establish participationin general state planning law and in special laws
  • Establish right to participation in all policy fieldsschool development, traffic planning, urban planning, health care provision( hospitals) etc. Energy : wind etc.
the state government lives participation
CIVIC PARTICIPATIONThe state government lives participation!
  • North Black Forest National Park
  • FilderDialog S 21
  • State Referendum S 21
  • Model project of “wisdom councils”
  • Alliance for Participation—with cooperation of major foundations
  • Public contest of “Staatsanzeiger” newspaper: 150 applications
participation web platform
CIVIC PARTICIPATIONParticipation web-platform
  • Three pillars
    • Information gained through participation
    • Commenting on draft bills in hearings procedure (obligatory)
    • Online consultation (optional)
guidelines for administrarion
CIVIC PARTICIPATIONGuidelines for administrarion:
  • Planning guideline (IFOK)
  • "Culture" guideline for state authorities (FüAk)
  • Plus: openingofspecific planning laws

Goal:

Very Early participation mandatory binding nature- well founded answers to requests required

qualification
CIVIC PARTICIPATIONQualification
  • On-the-job/continuing eduction of civil servants
    • Expand curricula
    • Developing programmes of study
  • Continuing education in civil society
    • Projects at the state foundation, seat of state government, VHS (adult college), youth associations, unions, etc.
research
CIVIC PARTICIPATIONResearch
  • Research network:A network of research institutes on the topic of democracy and participation
  • Democracy monitoring:Regular, representative polls
slide13
CIVIC PARTICIPATION

Freedom of Information ActTransparency

ad