[LINK] Government 2.0: Policy and Practice

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Jun 24 17:45:01 EST 2009

Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>>> Tom Worthington wrote:
>>>> At 08:54 AM 23/06/2009, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>>>>> ... I don't think that we have any form of participatory democracy ...
>>>>> I was referring to the comment you made in your original email ...
>>>> I wasn't talking about "participatory democracy" and did not mention 
>>>> it in that posting:  
>>>> <http://mailman.anu.edu.au/pipermail/link/2009-June/084189.html>.
>>> In your email you used the term "participatory government" which I 
>>> (maybe mistakenly) assumed you were talking about in the context of  
>>> "participatory democracy".
>>> So what did you mean by "participatory government"?
>> From a speaker's perspective - this is the Public Sphere #2 model: 
> In the context of "participatory government" and "participatory 
> democracy", participatory usually means being part of the decision 
> making process. This is the part that worries me.
> My preference is for competent people to make decisions and be 
> responsible/accountable for those decisions. It seems to me that 
> participatory government/democracy leaves out the 
> competent/responsible/accountable bits.


Competent, Responsible and Accountable to who?

Marghanita da Cruz
Phone: (+61)0414 869202

More information about the Link mailing list