Citizen participation and transparency in local government : an empirical analysis : paper

Abstract: The relationship between citizens’ engagement in participation programs and their assessment of government transparency was examined with a focus on perceptions of openness, corruption, communication with citizens, and fair and increased opportunities to participate in the decision making process. Author(s): Kim, Soonhee; Lee, Jooho Source(s): , 21 p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 Utrecht university,…

Violence and social orders : a conceptual framework for interpreting recorded human history : implications for economic development

Abstract: This framework for understanding political, economic, and social systems in human history, which is thought to culminate in competitive, open access orders with rich civil society and the impersonal provision of public goods, also explains privileges and rent creation in so-called natural states. Author(s): North, Douglass C.; Wallis, John Joseph; Weingast, Barry R. Source(s):…