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Deliberative Democracy Consortium Launches Handbook Website

The Deliberative Democracy Consortium (www.deliberative-democracy.net) has recently launched a website for the new Deliberative Democracy Handbook. The Handbook is the first volume to bring together the best practices and thinking on citizen participation processes. It aims to help readers figure out which method of engagement is right for them and guides them through using the appropriate method. A top flight collection of experts critiques a wide range of deliberative practices to improve readers understanding of the best ways to bring citizens together to engage in thoughtful, respectful discussion of complex public issues. To read excerpts from the book, learn about the contributors, or connect with other deliberative democrats, visit www.deliberative-democracy.net/handbook/. To order a copy of the book online, visit the publisher’s website: http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-078797661X.html

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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