In this first article, we will analyse the actuality and potential of participation at the international level, or more specifically: at the level of the United Nations (un). Is there a demand for public participation in the work of the United Nations, and if so, who has such demands? And how should the un meet these demands? A subsequent article will apply the theory presented in this article to a case study. In this second article, global public participation in the drafting process, at the un, of the Sustainable Development Goals will be examined and assessed against the findings uncovered here.
Ibid. p. 266. Burton saw this as a benefit attached to the individuals participating but it may very well be a purpose of the public institution: the institution often has an interest in the establishment of a sense of community.
Ibid. p. 278.
Ibid. p. 628.
Ibid. p. 621.
Ibid. p. 147.
Ibid. p. 154.
Ibid. p. 156.
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