Policy justice requires engagement of diverse people, knowledges, and forms of evidence at all stages of the policy-making process, from problem definition through to dissemination.
Leah R. E. Levac is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. WiebeSarah Marie :
Sarah Marie Wiebe is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa.
Catherine Etmanski, Professor of Leadership Studies, Royal Roads University:
"In this current era where a vast majority of the global population is excluded from typical democratic and policy-creation practices, lifting up the voices of those who are otherwise marginalized through neoliberal, capitalist, androcentric, heterosexist, ableist, industrial-rationalist processes is essential. Through a range of Canadian and global cases, sites, and stories, Creating Spaces of Engagement not only documents but also celebrates participatory, anti-oppressive, and creative approaches to democracy."
Bettina von Lieres, Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough:
"Creating Spaces of Engagement makes a compelling, convincing, and pressing argument for relational and collaborative approaches to policy making in today’s increasingly exclusionary politics. This collection has immense relevance for scholars, practitioners, teachers, and activists engaging in citizen-centric approaches to policy making."