By William Boyce
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Since we are trying in this book to understand the social context in which organizations of persons with disabilities operate, we focus principally on sociological theory but also present a brief overview of citizen participation in a political sense. A key issue in political science theories of democracy is the distinction between representative democracy and participatory democracy (Pateman 1970). S. Mill (Weingert 1976, Wolfe 1977). Liberalist views are reflected in the "first generation human rights" of free speech and private property, and assert that all citizens have the right to influence political decisions that affect them (Howell et al.
Castells proposes that the future of such organizations depends on improved collective conditions, an autonomous community culture, and politi- 33 Theoretical Frameworks for Citizen Participation cal self-management. Similarly, Touraine (1981) identifies autonomy and self-identity as crucial requirements for new social movements that are more concerned with reform or creating alternatives within the dominant society, than they are with increasing their own power. More broadly, Castells (1989) conceptualizes citizen participation itself as a component of a general social movement for local autonomy.
According to Roy Romanow, (Romanow 1984, 2-4) Trudeau's new proposals reflected most of what had been in the defunct Victoria Charter. 7 In essence, these proposals stressed patriation, the Victoria amending formula, and minimal enhancement of provincial jurisdiction in the field of language and culture. It remained silent on issues of resource management, energy, and increased power for the western provinces. What is especially significant about Trudeau's proposals is the absence of any mention of a charter of rights and freedoms.