The Demanding Citizen (completed)
This project seeks to identify the expectations people have and how they otherwise relate to the municipality in which they live, especially as these may have changed over time.
About the project
In identifying the expectations people have to the municipality in which they live, the project integrates two perspectives which have generally been pursued independently of one another:
- studies of the attitudes about and experiences of residents with respect to local politics and administration – studies which typically have been based on population surveys, and
- studies concerning the choices and effects of alternative strategies which municipalities have selected to adapt to a changing environment – studies that are most commonly based on investigations of a smaller number of cases. In this project these two are brought together using several different databases which permit a broader and innovative analytical approach.