ERIC Number: ED144219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Participation: A Review and Commentary of Federal Policies and Practices.
Mogulof, Melvin B.
This report discusses and analyzes federal policies and practices with regard to citizen participation and neighborhood representation in community-based federal programs. Material for the study was gathered through personal interviews with federal management personnel in the Office of Economic Opportunity, the Department of Labor, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. All personnel were based in the San Francisco regional office of their respective agencies and were connected to programs which operated at the city level. Section 1 discusses definitions of citizen, of participation, of neighborhood, and of representation. Section 2 examines federal practices with regard to participation in three categories of activity: agencies having legislative or administrative policy calling for citizen participation, the Community Action and Model Cities programs, and agency programs taking cognizance of Community Action or Model City vehicles in order to secure participation. Section 3 comments on the current state of citizen participation policy, as well as recommendations for policy development. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrators, Citizen Participation, Community Organizations, Community Role, Definitions, Federal Programs, Public Agencies, Public Policy
The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, Washington, D.C. 20037 (Order No. URI-80001, $3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see EA 009 919