A Typology of Public Engagement Mechanisms

  title={A Typology of Public Engagement Mechanisms},
  author={Gene Rowe and Lynn Jayne Frewer},
  journal={Science, Technology, \& Human Values},
  pages={251 - 290}
  • G. Rowe, L. Frewer
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Psychology
  • Science, Technology, & Human Values
Imprecise definition of key terms in the “public participation” domain have hindered the conduct of good research and militated against the development and implementation of effective participation practices. In this article, we define key concepts in the domain: public communication, public consultation, and public participation. These concepts are differentiated according to the nature and flow of information between exercise sponsors and participants. According to such an information flow… 

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