This chapter discusses two case studies which were part of a study of public participation in two English cities. The study involved mapping participation initiatives using a snowball technique, starting with contacts in the local authorities, local health service organisations and voluntary and community sector contacts. Detailed case studies were conducted of seventeen initiatives. Data collection included observations, interviews with both citizens and the officials with whom they were in dialogue, and with local officials who had strategic responsibilities for public participation.
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