Expert advocacy for the marginalised : how and why democratic mediation matters to deepening democracy in the global South

Abstract: Different kinds of democratic mediation are reviewed: mediation as professional advocacy; mediation as representational entrepreneurship; and, mediation as citizenship development. In the last case, the empowerment of communities typically has a mostly positive impact on local governance. Author(s): Piper, Laurence; Von Lieres, Bettina Source(s): , IDS working paper; 364 41 p., ill., tab, 30…

Participatory planning for sustainable communities : international experience in mediation, negotiation and engagement in making plans

Abstract: This paper looks at experiences with changing planning practices around the world, moving from public participation to participatory planning. Different approaches to mediation and negotiation are described and recommendations how to increase public engagement in making plans are made. Author(s): UK Source(s): , Published: 2007 Communities and local government, [London] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…