Theories of Government Related to Decentralization and Citizen Participation

  title={Theories of Government Related to Decentralization and Citizen Participation},
  author={David Kirkwood Hart},
  journal={Public Administration Review},
  • D. K. Hart
  • Published 1 October 1972
  • Economics
  • Public Administration Review
The most urgent question facing the United States is whether our democratic institutions, as presently constituted, are capable of resolving the accelerating problems menacing the immediate future (47)(48)(56). The extent and severity of this crisis in democratic institutions is the subject of considerable debate (18)(29)(89), but most democrats agree that reforms are necessary. The democratic reform alternatives are numerous, but they can be clustered into two major categories: (1) proposals… 
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