Archon Fung

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Archon Fung "is Professor of Public Policy. His research examines the impacts of civic participation, public deliberation, and transparency upon public and private governance. His Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy examines two participatory-democratic reform efforts in low-income Chicago neighborhoods. Current projects also examine initiatives in ecosystem management, toxics reduction, endangered species protection, local governance, and international labor standards. His recent books and edited collections include Deepening Democracy: Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory Governance; Can We Eliminate Sweatshops?; Working Capital: The Power of Labor's Pensions; and Beyond Backyard Environmentalism. His articles on regulation, rights, and participation appear in Political Theory; Journal of Political Philosophy; Politics and Society; Governance; Environmental Management; American Behavioral Scientist; and Boston Review. Fung received two SBs and a PhD from MIT." [1]


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  1. Archon Fung, Harvard University, accessed October 25, 2007.
  2. Involve Board, organizational web page, accessed April 1, 2012.
  3. About the Consortium, Deliberative Democracy Consortium, accessed October 25, 2007.
  4. National Advisory Board, AmericaSpeaks, accessed October 25, 2007.