Making A Case for Government

Making A Case for Government

September 3, 2010
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Dominant public perceptions of government undermine efforts to engage citizens in the day-to-day work of the public sector and the many challenges, decisions and competing priorities that face our public systems. However, it is possible to create a more productive conversation about government if we can reconnect people to its unique mission, purpose and role. To do so we must understand the default mindsets we face and tap into alternative and more supportive public perspectives. This brief memo addresses how to do so by summarizing the main findings and recommendations from research conducted for Public Works in 2004–2005 by the FrameWorks Institute and re–tested in 2008–2009 by the Topos Partnership.