Citizen Participation in Public Administration: Views from Lebanon

Khaldoun AbouAssi, Tina Nabatchi, Randa Antoun

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This article examines citizen participation in Lebanon. Specifically, we apply the International Association for Public Participation Spectrum of Public Participation (2007) and use survey, interview, and archival data to understand how and why Lebanese government agencies use citizen participation. In addition to reviewing survey data, we present short cases about citizen participation in the three Lebanese agencies. Our findings indicate that the majority of public agencies in Lebanon use basic forms of citizen participation that span the inform-consult categories on the IAP2 spectrum. The article concludes with a discussion about the challenges of and prospects for citizen participation in the Lebanese public sector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1029-1043
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
Issue number14
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • Lebanon
  • administration-citizen interaction
  • citizen participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Public Administration


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