Scotland Democracy, devolution and governance

Practical ways to support community participation in local decision-making



When done well, public participation and deliberation in local decision-making can achieve significantly better outcomes than top-down decisions imposed by distant actors and institutions. This briefing provides guidance to local government on designing and implementing effective public engagement projects which facilitates high-quality participation and deliberation.

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