Putting the “Public” Back in Public Values Research
This March 2012 article by Tina Nabatchi in Public Administration Review seeks to put the “public” back in public values research by theorizing about the potential of direct citizen participation to assist with identifying and understanding public values. Specifically, the article explores eight participatory design elements and offers nine propositions about how those elements are likely to affect the ability of administrators to identify and understand public values with regard to a policy conflict. The article concludes with a brief discussion about potential directions for future research.
Citation: Nabatchi, T. (2012), Putting the “Public” Back in Public Values Research: Designing Participation to Identify and Respond to Values. Public Administration Review. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2011.02544.x