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Challenges to Democracy Public Dialogue Series and Blog

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government advances excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion. One of its three major programs is the Program on Democratic Governance, which researches those practices that resolve urgent social problems in developed and developing societies. In honor of its 10th anniversary, the Ash Center launched a public dialogue series named Challenges to Democracy. Through a series of events with scholars, policymakers, journalists, and artists, the […] (continue)

DemocracyU

Check out the new DemocracyU website, the internet home to the American Commonwealth Partnership. The website highlights the inspiring work that engaged students are achieving at universities, colleges and communities across the country. The site will include students’ personal stories of off-campus activities as well as discussion and debate on the evolving role of university and college students in engaging in public work that benefits society. (continue)

EngagingCities

EngagingCities helps urban planners understand and use the internet. We write about new online developments and give practical advice. How can new technologies make your planning processes more participatory, collaborative or effective? Which online tools best suit your needs and how do you use them effectively? http://EngagingCities.com (continue)

Open Government Directions blog

Open Government Directions is a blog run by NCDD members AmericaSpeaks and Ascentum for those who care about the Open Government Directive and creating a more participatory and collaborative government. (continue)

Reinventing Change Management blog

Slim Lambert has created a blog on Reinventing Change Management. Lambert has implemented numerous change management programs in global international companies focused on changes such as collaborative corporate cultures, delivering the people side of re-organisations and using talent management practices to empower people to develop their talents. This blog is about sharing ways to build refreshing change management processes. That is, Resistance free, Empowering, Fair, Result focused, Event based, Solution focused, High speed, Involving, Non-disruptive of delivery, and Guided by the people. In other words, […] (continue)

The Fearless Heart blog

As Einstein famously asserted, today’s toughest issues cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. Since 1996, NCDD member Miki Kashtan has dedicated her formidable experience, skill, insight and passion into honing and sharing the use of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as a guiding compass to be able to fully live and look at life through a different lens than the one which created our world as it is. A different thinking, consciousness, paradigm to think about and reflect on […] (continue)

Peter Levine’s Blog

Peter Levine is Director of CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (www.civicyouth.org). CIRCLE conducts and funds research on young people's civic education and participation. Levine is also a Research Scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy in the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. He is chair of the executive committee of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools and a member of the executive committee of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium. Levine's blog primarily covers topics related to youth civic engagement and deliberative democracy. (continue)

Otherwise Engaged

Alexandra Samuel's blog is every blogger's guide to citizen engagement and every citizen's guide to blogging. Alexandra is a consultant, researcher and writer specializing in online dialogue and electronic democracy. (continue)

Digital Dialogues Interim Report

This important report outlines the Hansard Society's independent investigation into the use of online technologies to promote dialogue between central government in the U.K. and the public. Digital Dialogues presents overviews, data and guidance built around case studies. It has been written principally for government but it is also worthwhile reading for academics, journalists, practitioners and, of course, citizens. This is the interim report from the Digital Dialogues initiative. In March 2007 we will begin our end of initiative report and will make our recommendations the following May. (continue)

Involve

London-based Involve believes that meeting the greatest challenges of the age will depend on bulding adaptable and flexible institutions while giving more power to ordinary people. Involve focuses on the practicalities of making this happen. They undertake four core activities: Advocacy - making the case for genuine citizen empowerment; New thinking - improving understanding of what works; Better practice - supporting institutions and citizens; Networking - bringing members of the participation and empowerment field together. (continue)

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