The Functioning of Democracy at the Local Level: A Compendium of Findings from the Michigan Public Policy Survey of Local Leaders

35 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2021

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Monika Anderson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: December 4, 2020

Abstract

This review presents a summary of various survey questions touching upon issues of democracy and democratic governance asked of Michigan’s local government leaders’ over 11 years of Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) waves. Topic areas include citizen engagement and public participation in local government decision-making, officials’ opinions of their residents’ input, civic discourse in local communities, working relationships among local and state leaders, trust in government, government ethics, election administration, the U.S. Census, and the functioning of democracy overall.

Keywords: Democracy, local government, Michigan

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Monika and Horner, Debra and Ivacko, Thomas M., The Functioning of Democracy at the Local Level: A Compendium of Findings from the Michigan Public Policy Survey of Local Leaders (December 4, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3745381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3745381

Monika Anderson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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