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URN etd-0721107-043253
Author Shu-chen Hsieh
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Department Political Science
Year 2006
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title The Influence of the Consensus Conference on Public Policies –A Case Study on the Consensus Conference in Installing A Cable Car System over Kaohsiung First
Date of Defense 2007-06-20
Page Count 149
Keyword
  • Consensus Conference
  • Citizen Participation
  • Deliberative Democracy
  • Abstract The focus of this thesis is mainly to investigate the external political process from consensus conference and the correlation between consensus conference and political policy aimed at understanding the external effect of the conference. This thesis also studies the influence of public conference on both the administrative body and city council and the operations of public policy. A case study putting its emphasis on the public conference in installing a harbor cable car system bears a sense of unique significance in the very first consensus conference on municipal agenda in Taiwan. It is found that a consensus conference is perhaps more suitable for local administration to solve municipal issues than for the central government to solve national agenda. Thus, local government should step up its efforts to promote the valuable channel of citizen participation via public conference in an attempt to raise the consciousness of citizenship.
       The purpose of this article is also to get in-depth knowledge of the correlation between the consensus conference and public policy via comparison and analyses of social theories and publications and to interview dedicated personnel with both the administrative agency and city council for further discussions, which could, in the end, serve as a probable option to solve controversial issues once the deliberative democracy is chosen. The opinions collected via on-site interviews with dedicated administrative agencies (e.g. Bureau of Urban development & Bureau of Human Resources Development) and Kaohsiung city council have been used to analyze and verify the political clout of the consensus onference outside the regular decision-making process, which might become a valuable lesson learned for both the central and local authorities in the future.
    Advisory Committee
  • Eing-Ming Wu - chair
  • Yi-ren Dzeng - co-chair
  • Chyi-Lu Jang - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2007-07-21

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