Participatory democracy


 What is participatory democracy in municipal work?

Local development is the ability to take advantage of the available human and material environment and increase those sources sources in quantity and quality and adapted including utility back on all members of society, while ensuring the sustainability of these sources. The remains of the human element physically, culturally and spiritually and develop the basic requirement for all real development (social capital). The development can not be achieved sense of scientific and comprehensive local dimension and national only through the participation of all actors in society, because of the inherent this review of importance to modify the social behavior of citizens and in building standards and values ​​of positive based on social solidarity and popular participation in stemming from the real needs of the people of development, thus verifies the actual belonging among citizens and are building cooperation and trust between them and the local and national power relationship that expand the frameworks of participation and cooperation in the municipal work and respect for the common life and the relationship with others is one of the pillars Democratic Action to the municipality, and serve on the other hand, transparency and framing capacities and capabilities in the fields need to be this application … municipal work is the entrance to the municipal culture and the rehabilitation of politics to become a public service


Implementation of participatory democracy in municipal work mechanisms

For the implementation mechanisms of community participation, can be taking into account the development of an integrated plan that includes awareness and education of the importance of participation in public life by deepening the dialogue between all segments of society and trends, and is this by the following: awareness of the enlightened, the use of different media, and education through seminars and public debates aimed at the acquisition of democratic skills. It should prepare and breeding a generation aware of their rights and duties through the deepening of democratic values ​​and concepts in the curriculum, and to encourage participation between local government and civil society dialogue so as to ensure self-reliance at the local level
it is necessary to take advantage of the civil society organizations and local associations (the concept of social capital) to achieve the concept of participation in municipal work and the process of local development. Here are some of the questions raised about the applicability of these two concepts in communities still governed by the narrow primary affiliations relations (kinship relations, the relationship of religious, civil society …)


Representative democracy and participatory democracy

If we look to the Lebanese municipal law, we see that it puts among the goals of the municipalities: activating the social and economic development of the local population, in the general policy of the State and its development plans limits … and that the law takes into account the will of the people embodied in the delivery of their representatives to power boards Municipality (representative democracy)

The prospects for municipal work is broader than any legal identification. The problem is not often in the law but in its application that requires culture and control … and should be municipal work followed sound methodologies to achieve local development desired and change for the better, through the consolidation of social ties and the involvement of citizens in the wider decision-making and implementation, and training to contribute to the projects public, and the preservation of public property and the interests of society and the nation … thus Vekpr they feel that they can if they Tdavroa that they make the change that to look forward to, and get out of the reality of the receiver only to the reality of axes and the observer and the compressor and participating in the decision-making (participatory democracy) … Municipal and become the nucleus of changing local and the most important base for the exercise of democracy and to promote concepts community participation can be linked to all members of the community and events of everyday life to their cases, and it becomes municipal work workshop endless reflect the will of the citizens in directing this work and identify priorities and correct its path and thus embody a kind of permanent referendum for mayor Fortunately for their performance towards the society , so far away from the authoritarian concept and the game of influence experienced by some Lebanese Bldiatna