ERIC Number: ED156408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Participation in Rural Development, A Bibliography. SRDC Bibliography Series #6.
Voth, Donald E., Comp.; And Others
The result of extensive research by the Southern Rural Development Center Functional Network on Citizen Participation in Rural Development, this bibliography contains 2,310 citations on citizen participation, 530 of which carry an annotation or abstract. Materials come from computerized information services, published bibliographies, and books or articles. Citizen participation is here defined as individual or group activities of ordinary citizens in their efforts to influence public policy, decision making, and implementation. Primary emphasis is on administrative, sponsored, and voluntary participation, with little attention to political participation. Both rural and urban participation and agricultural and nonagricultural agencies are included so that rural development users may benefit from urban experience and research. Though a few entries from the 30's appear, most are from the 60's and 70's; there is an addendum of 50 items found after December 1976. Citations are arranged alphabetically by author and identified by a code number through which entries are classified into 31 functional areas at the end of the bibliography. Largest categories are general and theoretical materials on citizen participation, and citizen participation in neighborhoods, community development, poverty programs and the poor, education and health care. (RS)
Descriptors: Administration, Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Books, Citizen Participation, Community Development, Community Services, Decision Making, Economically Disadvantaged, Education, Health, Land Use, Leadership, Local Government, Methods, Planning, Policy Formation, Publications, Rural Development, Rural Urban Differences, Subject Index Terms, Theories, Transportation, Voluntary Agencies
Southern Rural Development Center, Box 5406, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Rural Development Center, State College, MS.