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Racial and Ethnic Tensions (NIF Report)

This is a report about National Issues Forums where citizens deliberated about the issue of what to do about racial and ethnic tensions. The forums involved nearly 2,000 people in 40 states around the country using the NIF issue book, Racial and Ethnic Tensions, prepared in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation. Analysis of what happened in those forums was conducted by Doble Research Associates, a public interest consulting firm, and is presented in this report. Find more details & order info on the NIF website. From […] (continue)

Terrorism: What Should We Do Now? (NIF Report)

This is a report about 2003 National Issues Forums where citizens deliberated about the issue of what to do about terrorism. The forums involved nearly 2,000 people in 40 states around the country. Analysis of what happened in those forums was conducted by Doble Research Associates, a public interest consulting firm, and is presented in this report. Find more details & order info on the NIF website. From the report… (continue)

Examining Health Care: What’s the Public’s Prescription? Results from Citizen Forums (NIF Report)

This 2004 Kettering Foundation report about public forums held using the National Issues Forums (NIF) issue discussion guide Examining Health Care: What’s the Public’s Prescription? was prepared by Paul Werth Associates.  The findings in the report are derived from some 40 deliberative forums held in various locations around the country.  The report also includes an analysis of 1,027 post-forum surveys that were completed by forum participants. Find more details & order info on the NIF website. From the report… (continue)

Governing America: Our Choices, Our Challenge (NIF Report)

This 1998 report assembled by Doble Research Associates analyzes people’s thinking about democratic government as they deliberated in two-hour-long forums held in an array of settings across the country. Find more details & order info on the NIF website. The 1997-1998 NIF issue book, Governing America: Our Choices, Our Challenge, presents three choices or alternative options to improve the way government functions: the first focuses on government and advances the idea of turning over government functions to the private sector and suggests that a cutback on government […] (continue)

Public Thinking About Americans’ Role in the World (NIF Report)

This report, an analysis of results from the 2003-2004 National Issues Forums, presents an examination of people’s thinking as they deliberated together in public forums about Americans’ Role in the World. The analysis is based on forums held in 37 states, on moderator interviews representing forums in 22 locations, observations of six forums, videotape of four forums, and on the results of two online forums. The report is also based on the analysis of 1,486 post-forum questionnaires that were returned between April 2003 and April 2004. […] (continue)

Public Thinking About The New Challenges of American Immigration (NIF Report)

This report, an analysis of results from the 2003-2005 National Issues Forums, presents an examination of people’s thinking as they deliberated together in public forums using the issue discussion guide The New Challenges of American Immigration. The analysis is based on forums held in 41 states, on moderator interviews representing forums in 23 locations, analysis of an online forum, and five videotaped forums. The report is also based on the analysis of 1,073 post-forum questionnaires along with a total of 403 telephone interviews with a national probability […] (continue)

Public Thinking about Democracy’s Challenge: Reclaiming the Public’s Role (NIF Report)

This 52-page report presents an analysis based on National Issues Forums (NIF) that were held during 2005 and 2006 using the issue discussion guide titled Democracy’s Challenge: Reclaiming the Public’s Role. The analysis was drawn from a sample of forums that were held in 45 states and D.C. The report methodology also included moderator interviews, observations of forums, tabulation of post-forum questionnaires, and the convening of six research forums/focus groups.  Find more details & order info on the NIF website.  The following is an excerpt from the […] (continue)

Collaborative Democracy: Transition from Money-Driven to Knowledge-Based Society

Dimitar Tchurovsky is the author of the 2011 book "Collaborative Democracy: Transition from Money-Driven to Knowledge-Based Society." Currently living in London, Bulgarian-born Tchurovskyhas offered to send his book in PDF format "free of charge to NCDD members in return of direct feedback, critique, or any questions may have but remained unanswered." (continue)

Healing the Heart of Democracy

Parker and the staff of the Center have been close partners in developing this book ever since 2004-2005, when the idea first came up. That partnership has included a lot of conversation, critical reading of various drafts, and two national conferences on democracy in 2010. “All of this,” says Parker, “helped make the book much better than it would have been had I been working alone.”Parker J. Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit (2011) […] (continue)

Educating for Deliberative Democracy

In Educating for Deliberative Democracy, contributing authors and editor Nancy L. Thomas explore the critical role that higher education can play alongside expanding coalitions of civic organizations, public officials, and everyday citizens in strengthening democracy. At the heart of these efforts is a conviction that persistent public problems call for dialogue and deliberation that result in collective action by diverse groups of informed, skilled, motivated, and principled citizens--what many call deliberative democracy. (continue)

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