Democrazia partecipativa. Esperienze e prospettive in Italia e in Europa analyses the practices of participatory democracy as an essential resource for emerging from the recession and for the development of European countries. The 26 Italian and foreign authors who have collaborated on the research and in the experiences documented in this book objectively appraise the features, demands, difficulties and successes of the same, attempting to map out a path for their expansion in Italy and in Europe. The book is conceived for all those who wish to expand their knowledge in this new sphere of relations between civil society and the institutions, and to engage in initiatives that enhance the condition of the public sector and the way in which it responds to the growing capacities and demands of the citizens.
University of Florence, Italy