ERIC Number: ED114299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Participation, Decentralization, and Advocacy Planning, Resource Paper No. 25.
Kasperson, Roger E.; Breitbart, Myrna
This resource paper on the subject of citizen participation, decentralization, and advocacy planning is part of a series designed to supplement undergraduate geography courses. The approach of the paper de-emphasizes inventory or case study reviews of specific participation or advocacy planning projects for a more general conceptual discussion of the issues. Chapter 1 analyzes the various political theories of citizen participation in public affairs. Chapter 2 briefly describes the federal government's attempts to induce greater citizen participation through such programs and offices as the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Economic Opportunity, and the Model Cities Program. Chapter 3 examines the various forms of government decentralization, emphasizing the theories of community control and concentration. Community control theory suggests the complete transfer of authority and decision-making power, while deconcentration seeks to move government agencies to the local level in order to facilitate the delivery of services. Chapter 4 analyzes the principles and different models of advocacy planning. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Control, Community Development, Decentralization, Geographic Concepts, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography, Planned Communities, Political Science, Resource Materials, Urban Planning, Urban Studies
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.