NCDD’s 2012 Summer Book Club
NCDD worked with the Kettering Foundation in 2012 to run a Summer Book Club (our first online book club!) on Kettering’s new book Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology.
See the chapter-by-chapter discussions: www.ncdd.org/tag/book-club
We used this page as a home base for the book club — which launched on Monday, June 11th, 2012, so our 150 book club members checked back here for updates, links to current chapter summaries, and more.
The book presents seven cutting-edge chapters by leading scholars in deliberative democracy. Edited by Derek Barker, Noelle McAfee, and David McIvor, the collection reframes deliberative democracy to be sensitive to the deep conflicts, multiple forms of communication, and aspirations for civic agency that characterize real public deliberation. In so doing, the book addresses many of the most common challenges to the theory and practice of deliberative democracy.
Sign up for the book club at www.ncdd.org/community/bookclub1-signup if you haven’t already. And even if you aren’t an official book club member, we welcome you to participate in the discussions about each chapter on the NCDD Community blog — though you may want to buy the book!
Here is an outline of the book and its authors, along with the names of the chapter leaders who will be summarizing each chapter, and the dates we plan to post their summaries for discussion…
Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology
by David Mathews
Introduction: Democratizing Deliberation
by editors Derek W. M. Barker, Noelle McAfee, and David W. McIvor
Chapter Leader for Foreward and Introduction:
Martin Carcasson, Director of the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation
(Chapter Summary & Discussion – week of June 11th)
Public Reason and Beyond: Broadening Concepts of Deliberation
Three Models of Democratic Deliberation
by Noelle McAfee
Juli Fellows, Ph.D.
(Chapter Summary & Discussion – week of June 18th)
Rhetoric and Public Reasoning: An Aristotelian Understanding
of Political Deliberation
by Bernard Yack
Sarah Read of The Communications Center, Inc.
Lucas Cioffi of AthenaBridge
(Chapter Summary & Discussion – week of June 25th)
Difference Democracy: The Consciousness-Raising Group Against the Gentlemen’s Club
by John S. Dryzek
Kim Crowley of Training & Development Support
(Chapter Summary & Discussion – week of July 2nd)
Deliberation in Complex Systems: Everyday Talk and
Everyday Talk in the Deliberative System
by Jane Mansbridge
Christoph Berendes of Netalyst, Inc.
(Chapter Summary & Discussion – week of July 9th)
De-centering Deliberative Democracy
by Iris Marion Young
Monique Pierel of Pierel Mediation & Facilitation
(Chapter Summary & Discussion – week of July 16th)
From Talk to Action: Democratic Practice and Public Work
Sustaining Public Engagement: Embedded Deliberation in Local Communities
by Elena Fagotto and Archon Fung
Jan Inglis of Integrative Learning Institute
(Chapter Summary & Discussion – weeks of July 23rd & July 30th)
Constructive Politics as Public Work: Organizing the Literature
by Harry C. Boyte
Wendy Willis, Executive Director of the Policy Consensus Initiative
(Chapter Summary & Discussion – week of August 6th & 13th)