Public Participation Fieldbook

This Fieldbook introduces the theory and practice of working with others in intra-organizational, inter-organizational, and community settings. The general focus is on how an organization or community can use participation to achieve the common good or create public value as a result of a change effort. Examples include a policy change or a new or modified program, project, service, or other initiative.

Anne Carroll jointly researched, developed, co-taught, and published this comprehensive, statewide guidebook with Dr. John Bryson at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs for the University of Minnesota Extension Service. It includes strategies and approaches to authentic and meaningful public engagement around complex issues and often within highly political environments.