Mapping and Analyzing Participation using Schemas

In a recent blog entry and presentation at a European Commission meeting on collaborative production of eGov Services,  Pedro Prieto, founder of the Asociación Ciudades Kyosei stated that:

after half a century of research on “Participation” we do not have yet clear concepts and typologies that allow fruitful discussions and analysis…. Our model thus aims to provide some basic “vocabulary” on which to build such a ‘common language‘. It aims to establish a series of ‘shared concepts‘ that facilitate analysis and communication in this area, and promote especially the exchange of experiences and good & bad practices.”

A picture of their attempt to develop a Participation Schema (which Pedro Prieto is eager to expand):

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