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William D. Ruckelshaus Center

The mission of the William D. Ruckelshaus Center is to act as a neutral resource for collaborative problem solving in the State of Washington and Pacific Northwest. The Center provides expertise to improve the quality and availability of voluntary collaborative approaches for policy development and multi-party dispute resolution. The Center is a joint effort of Washington’s two research universities and was developed in response to requests from community leaders. Building on the unique strengths of the two institutions, the Center is dedicated to assisting public, private, […] (continue)

The Kettering Review

The Kettering Review is a journal of ideas and activities dedicated to improving the quality of public life in the American democracy. Published by the Kettering Foundation, each issue addresses a single theme, including including the changing roles of the citizen, the press, public leadership, and public opinion. Contributors include a diverse group of American and international educators, historians, philosophers, and social and political scientists. The Review is edited by Robert Kingston and Noëlle McAfee. Find the latest issue of the Kettering Review: http://kettering.org/read-watch-listen/periodicals/the-kettering-review/ (continue)

Higher Education Exchange

The Higher Education Exchange is an annual publication from the Kettering Foundation that serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share. The Higher Education Exchange is founded on a thought articulated by Thomas Jefferson in 1820: “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not […] (continue)

Connections

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. Find the latest issue of Connections: http://kettering.org/read-watch-listen/periodicals/connections/ (continue)

Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education Help Us Create the Society We Want? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute‘s issue guides, Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education Help Us Create the Society We Want?, 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. […] (continue)

The Civil Debate Wall

The Civil Debate Wall—popularly known as ‘The Wall’—is a unique, innovative social media tool created by Local Projects for The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida and funded by a grant from the Knight Foundation. The Wall creates constructive dialogue by providing a physical social media tool that connects large touch screens, a texting system, and a website. These three synchronized components create a single, seamless interactive experience for the broader University of Florida community to actively engage in local, […] (continue)

NH Listens

New Hampshire Listens works at the local and state level to facilitate and support civil, public deliberation of complex, polarizing issues. We share resources on dialogue design, train facilitators, and work with local and state leaders to create opportunities for informed conversation on social, economic, and policy matters. We bring people together for engaged conversations and informed community solutions. Public dialogue opportunities augment formal, traditional means of engaging citizens by creating venues and resources for face-to-face and on-line deliberation. Our vision is to create a […] (continue)

Preparing Today’s Kids for Tomorrow’s Jobs: What Should Our Community Do? (NIF Issue Guide)

One of the National Issues Forums Institute’s issue guides, Preparing Today’s Kids for Tomorrow’s Jobs: What Should Our Community Do? 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. From the […] (continue)

Connections 2009: Democracy & Economic Change

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 2009 edition shares studies related to “Democracy and Economic Change“.  Below is an excerpt from the introduction… Early on in its research, the Kettering Foundation recognized that politics has to be studied in light […] (continue)

Participatory Democracy Revisited

This article, available for sale at Cambridge Journals Online, is compromised of the text from a Presidential Address delivered before the APSA in Seattle, September 2011, by Carole Pateman of the University of California, Los Angeles and is based in part on her book, Participation and Democratic Theory.  Some of the ideas and arguments in this address were also presented in 2011 at the UK Political Studies Association meeting, in London, and at the Canadian Political Science Association meeting, in Waterloo. From the abstract: Over the past two decades we […] (continue)

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