|Title||Learning from Citizen Participation and Citizen Action in Western Europe|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1981|
|Authors||Susskind, L, Elliott, M|
|Journal||The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science|
For participation advocates, citizen involvement in government decision making is synonymous with:(1) democratization of resource allocation choices,(2) decentralization of service systems management,(3) deprofessionalization of bureaucratic judgments that affect the lives of residents, and (4) dmystification of design and investment decisions (Alinsky, 1946; Illich, 1970; Kotier, 1969).