ERIC Number: ED062610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Citizen Participation: A Review of the Literature.
May, Judith V.
The issue of control by parties concerned of the process of health care for their families is discussed. A review of the literature is presented in which recent studies which identify some of the sociopsychological, strategic, and structural determinants of the rate at which citizens participate and their effectiveness is presented. A discussion of participation in politics and administration is presented separately. Part One discusses whether there is a relationship between the rate at which citizens participate in politics and their effectiveness. The way in which political structures affect the rate and effectiveness with which citizens participate is examined. Part Two describes how participation may be used to relate an individual to an organization and explores the conditions under which bureaucracies distribute benefits to particular groups. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Group Dynamics, Health Services, Literature Reviews, Organization, Political Issues, Power Structure, Program Administration, Psychological Studies, Research, Social Influences
Council of Planning Librarians, Post Office Box 229, Monticello, Ill. 61856 ($8.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Planning Librarians, Monticello, IL.
Note: Paper prepared for the Symposium on Decision-Making and Control in Health Care, revised; Exchange Bibliography No. 210-211