DEMOCRACY AND NEIGHBOURHOODS Choose a locality that has some sort of neighbourhood governance structure. Who is involved? To what extent do local people participate? How far up the rungs of participation do people go? Short essay question on democracy and neighbourhoods: To what extent do neighbourhood governance structures offer more avenues for participation and influence than other levels of government? essay should: • contain accurate primary data; • link that data to the material presented in one or more of the units; • be properly referenced, where appropriate.
DEMOCRACY AND NEIGHBOURHOODS By (name) Course Professor`s Name University City (State) Date Democracy and Neighbourhoods Introduction The primary element in several initiatives remains in the manner in which communities and individual citizens are engaged in the process of governance within their areas. The initiation of community activities therefore require the involvement and multispectral partnerships of several key players that include the community, private, charity and voluntary sectors (Barnes, Sullivan & Newman, 2014, pp.268). These partnerships are therefore considered as essential systems within the local governance system. It is significantly essential to point out that these community involvements through partnerships and the manner in which they engage portray the element of democracy. In addressing some of the societal issues, it is important to initiate the traditional democratic theory in as much as challenges may be exhibited in balancing the prospects of participative and representative democracy (Beattie, Osborne & Williamson, 2011, pp.354). This paper therefore seeks to conduct a study on the element of democracy and Neighbourhoods, with the aim of establishing governance structures and participation are involved in the process. Neighbourhood Planning in the Context of the UK In establishing the nature of democracy in Neighbourhoods within England in the context of the state`s Neighbourhood agenda, seve...