Civic Engagement in Azerbaijan
This paper aims at analysing the current appreciation of civic engagement in Azerbaijan, discusses its benefits in terms of governance and provides recommendations to improve the situation. Civic engagement is beneficial for governance as it helps to keep the government more accountable and transparent. Citizens’ ideas are a source of innovation and entrepreneurship. Therefore, civic engagement needs to be improved in Azerbaijan. It may be improved through the effective involvement of public councils and the use of collaborative technological platforms, for which the country has a potential.
Key words: civic engagement, public councils, collaborative technological platforms, public awareness, Azerbaijan
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