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Citizen Participation

Series: Civics
Date: 2023-02-07
Status: release
Tags: civic participation engagement CX
This Entry is part of the Series Civics.

What are the primary obstacles and frictions related to citizen participation?

  • Lack of awareness: Many citizens may not be aware of the opportunities available to them to participate in the political process.
  • Political apathy: Some individuals may feel that their voices don't matter or that their participation won't make a difference.
  • Power imbalances: Structural barriers may limit certain groups of citizens, such as marginalized communities, from participating equally.
  • Difficulty accessing information: Citizens may struggle to find relevant information or understand complex issues.
  • Lack of trust in government: A lack of trust in government institutions can decrease the willingness of citizens to participate.
  • Time and resource constraints: Participating in the political process can require significant time and resources, which not everyone may have available.
  • Skewed representation: The political process may not accurately reflect the diverse perspectives and interests of all citizens.