Please answer one of the questions below: 1. The Scottish Government claims tha
Please answer one of the questions below:
1. The Scottish Government claims that deliberative methods “aim to involve the public in
decision‐making in a meaningful way” (Scottish Government, 2009: 1). Using an
example from a city of your choice, evaluate the extent to which a recent controversial
decision could be described as deliberative or technocratic.
2. Focusing on a specific issue, evaluate the potential for governments to intervene in
markets in ways that can have public benefits.
3.According to one scholar “the large majority of explicit power theories tend to privilege
stability over change” (Avelino, 2021: 2). With reference to a city of your choice, discuss
how two theories of power confirm or refute this statement.
4. With reference to you own example/s, critically assess the benefits of engaging
members of the public in complex policy decisions.
5. Mossberger et al (2012: 4) argue that studying politics in an urban world helps us
“understand local/urban political processes, public problems, and forms of decision-making in relationship to a particular space or location”. In view of this statement,
evaluate the extent to which two urban political theories help us understand a specific
controversial decision in any city of your choice.