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The democratic potential of public participation: healthcare governance in England / C Mullen; D Hughes; P Vincent-Jones

Social and Legal Studies, Volume: 20, Issue: 1, Pages: 1 - 18

Swansea University Author: Hughes, David

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DOI (Published version): 10.1177/0964663910391349

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<p>Public participation is commonly advocated as part of the solution to the problem of democratic deficit in the development and implementation of policy. This article considers the democratic function of different arrangements for public participation, with reference to alternative rationale...

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Published in: Social and Legal Studies
Published: 2011
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa6772
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Abstract: <p>Public participation is commonly advocated as part of the solution to the problem of democratic deficit in the development and implementation of policy. This article considers the democratic function of different arrangements for public participation, with reference to alternative rationales for democratic engagement in the health services context. We review the limitations of aggregative and representative notions, before exploring the senses in which a deliberative approach based on justification to the public can increase confidence in the democratic legitimacy of decisions. This theoretical understanding is used to evaluate the democratic potential of the legal framework for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in healthcare governance in England.</p>
Item Description: <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Mullen, C. Hughes, D. and Vincent-Jones, P</span></p>
Keywords: PPI. engagement, NHS. England
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 1
Start Page: 1
End Page: 18