Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Ce que la participation fait à l'action publique : Le cas du plan de transformation de Lathrop à Chicago

Abstract : Based on the case study of the urban renewal project of Lathrop Homes' public housing units in the city of Chicago (Illinois), this article analyzes the effects of public beneficiaries' participation on the implementation of public action. The residents of this neighborhood opposed themselves to the project in which they were involved. Their use of participatory governmental devices spawned the rise of a contentious movement that blocked the project for several years. Participatory processes can therefore slip from the grasp of public or private actors that are responsible for it. Indeed, in this case, participation opened a window of opportunity for contention and its tools constituted mobilizing structures through which potential beneficiaries organized and framed their contestation. Nonetheless, the article also highlights the complex adaptation of public programs in response to the inclusion of policy targets. It concludes that the limits of participation are maybe more related to the incapacity of public actors to learn from these processes rather than the manipulation of their tools and the conflicts that emerge from them.
Complete list of metadata

https://hal-sciencespo.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02184109
Contributor : Spire Sciences Po Institutional Repository Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Monday, July 15, 2019 - 6:04:16 PM
Last modification on : Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:59:53 PM

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Clément Boisseuil. Ce que la participation fait à l'action publique : Le cas du plan de transformation de Lathrop à Chicago. Gouvernement & action publique, Presses de sciences po, 2018, 1 (1), pp.57 - 84. ⟨hal-02184109⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

96