[Autom. eng. transl.] This book, as a whole, has the purpose of telling how a change, a breakdown, albeit incrementally and by degrees, of habits and routines in a city and its inhabitants, starting from no interventions or shocks coming from outside, but by organized action from below. A path of deliberative democracy, in the first instance, constitutes an element of change in citizens' practices and perceptions. The Novara experimentation here brought to attention represents a trend reversal, which aims to come about through the reversal of common and dominant mechanisms in public discourse and in opinion-forming processes. Its purpose is also to activate dynamics of co-responsibility and collective identity, as well as concrete responses to the needs of local communities, from which the quality of our civil life, democratic institutions and politics can benefit. And it is through the description of this experimentation that the volume provides, thanks to various contributions, a cross-section of the most current problems and dilemmas in the debate and contemporary practices relating to public confrontation and the participation of citizens in the formation of decisions in today's democratic systems .
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Deliberative paths for participation in Municipalities: starting points from the regulatory framework|
|Title of host publication||Discutere e Agire. Una sperimentazione di democrazia deliberativa a Novara|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Democrazia partecipativa