Yes we can! Local citizen initiatives: a narrative analysis of influencing factors in the case of Schoonenburg, Ede
Since the beginning of the century citizen participation became a highly debated subject again. There is still an ongoing debate on how to approach citizen initiatives and a variety of influencing factors have been found. The aim of this case study is to explain how factors on the individual, neighborhood and government level can influence the process of a local citizen initiative. My findings show that factors on the individual, neighborhood and government level play a different role in each phase of the initiative. Trust and communication transcend the different levels and phases and are central to the process of the local citizen initiative.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen