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The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy

A revolution is stirring in America. Across the nation cities and metropolitan areas, and the networks of pragmatic leaders who govern them, are taking on the big issues that Washington won’t, or can’t, solve. They are reshaping our economy and fixing our broken political system. The Metropolitan Revolution is a national movement, and this 2013 book from the Brookings Institution describes how it is taking root in New York City, where efforts are under way to diversify the city’s vast economy; in Portland, Oregon, which […] (continue)

News Media and Society: How to Restore the Public Trust? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, News Media and Society: How to Restore the Public Trust? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. Good journalism is […] (continue)

Money and Politics: Who Owns Democracy? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Money and Politics: Who Owns Democracy? outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. Alienation, distrust, and disillusionment are among the […] (continue)

Citizen participation in challenging contexts: Logolink 10 years, 10 countries, 10 organizations

This 2012 publication on citizen participation, local governance and deepening democracy is the product of a collaborative research carried out during an 18-month systematization project. It consolidates the knowledge produced and disseminated by LogoLink, the Learning Initiative on Citizen Participation and Local Governance, over the past 10 years on these themes. (continue)

Governing America: Our Choices, Our Challenge (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Governing America: Our Choices, Our Challenge outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. This 1997-1998 NIF issue book presents three […] (continue)

Community Educators: A Resource for Educating and Developing Our Youth

This 206-page book by Patricia Moore Harbour asserts that the relationships between education, community, and democracy are inseparable and illustrates that education is broader than just schooling. “Harbour challenges current thinking about education and reveals how the public participates in the education and development of youth.”  Continued from the book’s description… “This book is a call for action and responsibility—both individual and collective—to transform education beyond simply reforming schools. The author’s professional educational experiences, combined with stories from the field by and about youth and community […] (continue)

By the People: Americans’ Role in the World (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, By the People: Americans’ Role in the World outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. As the only superpower since […] (continue)

The Power of ‘Co’: The Smart Leaders’ Guide to Collaborative Governance

Are you interested in finding a way of working with diverse stakeholders to co-create enduring solutions to complex issues? This 2012 book is about Collaborative Governance, or the Power of ‘Co’. This book provides real evidence of the benefits of collaboration as well as a theoretical framework on which to build the capacity of organisations and individuals to collaborate more often and more effectively to address dilemmas and find solutions that stick. Collaborative Governance demands the sharing of both power and trust. It also requires a […] (continue)

Mission Uncertain: Reassessing America’s Global Role (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Mission Uncertain: Reassessing America’s Global Role outlines this public issue and several choices or approaches to addressing the issue. National Issues Forums do not advocate a specific solution or point of view, but provide citizens the opportunity to consider a broad range of choices, weigh the pros and cons of those options, and meet with each other in a public dialogue to identify the concerns they hold in common. In what seems like an instant, the […] (continue)

Money and Politics (NIF Report)

This report is an analysis of what happened in 2001 National Issues Forums (NIF) that took place in 44 states and the District of Columbia on “Money and Politics,” a sample of the hundreds of NIF forums that continue to take place across the country. To learn how citizens feel about this issue, Doble Research Associates, a public interest consulting firm, analyzed what happened in these forums, including questionnaire results from 1,457 participants who sent in a questionnaire by August 1, 2001. Find more details & […] (continue)

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