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Title: 
  • is Public impact. Citizen influence in local government in Iceland
Published: 
  • June 2009
Abstract: 
  • is

    Considering its importance in democratic theory, public impact on public policy is a strangely neglected theme in political science. The main theoretical traditions in political science, in fact, seem sceptical of claims that the public can influence public policy in a systematic manner. The present article is an attempt to consider the ways in which public impact may be studied and evaluated through a study of citizen influence in planning and environmental issues in Icelandic local government. The results indicate – even if only tentatively – that the impact of the citizens is greater than would be expected on the basis of the main theoretical traditions in political science.

Citation: 
  • Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla, 5 (1) 2009, 181-202
ISSN: 
  • 16706803
Description: 
  • is Fræðigrein
Accepted: 
  • Jun 7, 2011
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/9017


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