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The power of the participatory society

Maverick reviewed the participatory society from a social scientific perspective for the Expertise Centre for Market and Government. A carefully excogitated implementation, where sincere collaboration between citizens and government is key, can lead to great synergy and positive effects.

The power of the participatory society

In the past few years there has been quite some debate on the participatory society in The Netherlands. The idea that the welfare state slowly has to transform into a society where people take their own responsibilities for their lives and environments has regularly lead to discussion.

It sure isn’t an easy task and there are a lot issues involved. Besides its implementation, the idea of the participatory society carries a great potential. Danny van der Roest (Maverick) reviewed the participatory society from a social scientific perspective for the Expertise Centre for Market and Government. Read more (official article in Dutch) »

When the implementation of the participatory society is carefully excogitated – where the sincere collaboration between citizen and government is key – a synergy might emerge that can lead to major positive effects. Read more about this in the full article (in Dutch).



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