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Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology

The Kettering Foundation’s soon-to-be-released book, Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology, brings together recent and cutting-edge political theory scholarship on 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. Here’s what NCDD member Katherine Cramer Walsh (University of Wisconsin-Madison) says about the […] (continue)

Connections 2007: A Year’s Review from the Perspective of Citizens

Connections is a yearly periodical published by the Kettering Foundation featuring articles devoted to a theme. Each issue of the foundation’s annual newsletter focuses on a particular area of Kettering’s research and contains articles, feature stories, and book reviews relevant to the foundation’s work. Editing responsibilities for Connections rotate among Kettering program staff. The 2007 edition shares studies related to “democracy as seen from the perspective of communities“.  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… In this issue, you will find background articles, interviews, and studies that flesh out […] (continue)

Connections – Summer 2006: A Review of KF Research

Connections is a yearly (previously biannual) periodical published by the Kettering Foundation featuring articles devoted to a theme. Each issue of the foundation’s annual newsletter focuses on a particular area of Kettering’s research and contains articles, feature stories, and book reviews relevant to the foundation’s work. Editing responsibilities for Connections rotate among Kettering program staff. The Summer 2006 edition shares “A Review of Kettering Foundation Research“.  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… Reviews normally end with conclusions—often definite ones like this movie wasn’t any good but that […] (continue)

Connections – Winter 2006: Focus on Community Politics

Connections is a yearly (previously biannual) periodical published by the Kettering Foundation featuring articles devoted to a theme. Each issue of the foundation’s annual newsletter focuses on a particular area of Kettering’s research and contains articles, feature stories, and book reviews relevant to the foundation’s work. Editing responsibilities for Connections rotate among Kettering program staff. The Winter 2006 edition shares “A Focus on Community Politics“.  Below are the contents of the newsletter… Contents of the Winter 2006 Edition Community Politics:A Lens for Seeing the Whole Story of Kettering Research […] (continue)

Connections – Summer 2003: The Public-Government Relationship

Connections is a yearly (previously biannual) periodical published by the Kettering Foundation featuring articles devoted to a theme. Each issue of the foundation’s annual newsletter focuses on a particular area of Kettering’s research and contains articles, feature stories, and book reviews relevant to the foundation’s work. Editing responsibilities for Connections rotate among Kettering program staff. The Summer 2003 edition shares research related to the “relationship between the public and the government“. Below is an excerpt from the introduction… Kettering is now considering new research on ways to bridge the […] (continue)

For Communities to Work

For Communities to Work presents a broad framework intended as background for civic organizations that want to look at the state of the public in their communities. It explains how private individuals become public citizens and how publics form. The process of reinvigorating citizens in communities requires generating the political will for "public work," or the work of citizens with each other. 53 pages. (continue)

Making Choices Together: The Power of Public Deliberation

This 40-page booklet provides an introduction to the practice of public deliberation; basic tips for developing deliberative democracy programs in communities using National Issues Forums materials; and guidance to further resources. (continue)

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