Are you finding all the information available on public participation a little bit disorienting?
This journal article is an analytical tool that can be used when sorting through various public engagement methods. It develops a typology of public engagement mechanisms. It clarifies what public engagement entails and does not entail and how the various mechanisms are similar or dissimilar.
– Gene Rowe and Lynn J. Frewer, Science, Technology, & Human Values, Vol. 30 No. 2