The New Public: The Globalization of Public Participation

Carl Bruch
Date Released
December 2002
The New Public: The Globalization of Public Participation

The New Public: The Globalization of Public Participation, edited by ELI Senior Attorney Carl Bruch, takes a close look at the foundations of public involvement, and regional and international institutions that advance public involvement. The book, whose release coincides with the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa, highlights cases from Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia, illustrating the common need and experiences in promoting a core set of principles for public input in effective decisionmaking. The book highlights how public involvement is essential to the long-term success and sustainability of endeavors in a wide range of cultures, political systems, and levels of economic development.


Table of Contents

Emerging Global Norms of Public Involvement
 Carl Bruch and Meg Filbey
Foundations of Public Involvement
Constitutional Procedural Rights: Enhancing Civil Society?s Role in Good Governance
 Carl Bruch and Sarah King
Righting Public Wrongs and Enforcing Private Rights: Public Involvement in Islamic Law
 Ali Ahmad
The Stakeholder Convergence: Public Participation and Sustainable Business Practices
 Ira Feldman
Regional Initiatives Advancing Public Involvement
The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation: A Case Study in Innovative Environmental Governance
 Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Promoting Public Participation in Europe and Central Asia
 Svitlana Kravchenko
Environmental Public Participation in the Americas
 Jorge Caillaux, Manuel Ruiz, and Isabel Lape?a
African Initiatives for Public Participation in Environmental Governance
 Collins Odote and Maurice O. Makoloo
Public Involvement in the East African Community
 Godber Tumushabe
Towards Good Practices for Public Participation in the Asia-Europe Meeting Process
 Mikael Hild?n and Eeva Furman
Public Involvement in International Institutions
Democratizing Multilateral Development Banks
 Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder and David Hunter