chapter  5
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Society: Participation and Engagement

ByMaria Figueroa Küpçü

The 21st century has witnessed unprecedented increases in the participatory nature of governance. Technological breakthroughs and economic integration have accelerated a process of globalization that has shaped new political and social dynamics. For the first time in history, a majority of the world’s people live in democratic regimes (UNDP, 2002).3