What do we mean by micro foundations of democratic governance? These are the capacities that individuals bring to a democracy for the system to work and the regulatory processes that are most likely to elicit them. Expressing defiance, sharing values, having trust and hope, managing shame and pride, and reintegrating those who are marginalized are among the capacities that determine how well a democracy functions. Shaping these capacities are regulatory processes used by authorities to bring out the best in us - or the worst. The research at DemGov argues that better outcomes are achieved when authorities use responsive regulation.
Training for outside organisations is provided by DemGov staff and students who regularly accept speaking engagements and act in an advisory capacity for government departments interested in adopting a responsive regulatory approach to deal with compliance problems. For further information go to our contact page.
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