New COMM-ORG paper: Community Engagement

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Wed May 3 16:52:15 CDT 2006


I am very pleased to announce another paper in the COMM-ORG 2006 paper 

     Community Engagement: Practical Strategies for Empowerment or a 
Wishful Narrative?

     by James Whelan

This is a fascinating Australian perspective on government-sponsored 
citizen participation processes and government reactions to 
community-sponsored citizen participation processes.  And while it is 
Australian in context, I find the issues eerily familiar.

You can find the paper at the COMM-ORG "Papers" page, in the 2006 section:

I hope that the paper inspires some discussion.  Authors contribute 
papers to COMM-ORG in the hopes of getting comments, so please feel 
welcomed to contact James directly, or discuss his paper through the list.

Thanks so much to James for contributing this work.

Randy Stoecker
rstoecker at

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