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NCSL’s The Rise and Fall of Town Meetings

The 66-minute Rise and Fall of the Town Hall Meeting video shows the NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures) 2009 Fall Forum held on Dec. 11, 2009.  The video features three legislators talking about the effective use of town hall meetings and deliberation. One of the legislators featured is NCDD member and Hawaii State Senator Les Ihara. The other speakers included: Representative Sheryl L. Allen (Utah), Representative Ellen Roberts (Colorado), and Katie Ziegler (NCSL). Senator Ihara's presentation cites NCDD's work heavily. He talks at length […] (continue)

OpenGov Playbook

The purpose of the White House's Open Government Directive (OGD) is to change the culture of federal agencies so that they are more transparent, participatory, and collaborative. The OpenGov Playbook (at www.opengovplaybook.org) is a place for open government practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels to share questions and effective practices about the Directive. Knowledge about the OGD is spread out across the Web; the primary purpose of this wiki-based site is to serve as a useful directory to those resources. The Playbook also […] (continue)

Aligning the Work of Government to Strengthen the Work of Citizens

This February 2010 report to the Kettering Foundation, "Aligning the Work of Government to Strengthen the Work of Citizens: A Study of Public Administrators in Local and Regional Government," was written by W. Barnett Pearce (pictured here) and Kimberly A. Pearce. The Pearces’ report surveys California administrative leaders from cities and counties, noting their changing views of “public engagement.” The main research question for the study was "What do public administrators need to know and to do in order to promote and respond constructively to […] (continue)

Talking Together: Public Deliberation and Political Participation in America

Challenging the conventional wisdom that Americans are less engaged than ever in national life and the democratic process, the 2009 book Talking Together, authored by Lawrence R. Jacobs, Fay Lomax Cook, and Michael X. Delli Carpini, paints a comprehensive portrait of public deliberation in the United States and explains why it is important to America’s future. The authors’ original and extensive research reveals how, when, and why citizens talk to each other about the issues of the day. They find that—in settings ranging from one-on-one conversations […] (continue)

Technology of Participation (ToP)

Technology of Participation (ToP®) is a collection of highly practical group facilitation methods developed by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA). ToP consists of methods that enable groups to (1) engage in thoughtful and productive conversations, (2) develop common ground for working together, and (3) build effective short- and long-range plans. The ToP methods grew out of ICA’s work in community and organizational development around the world. ICA developed and tested the initial forms of these processes in the early 1960s in a new style […] (continue)

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Minnesota E-Democracy is a non-partisan citizen-based organization whose mission is to improve participation in democracy in Minnesota through the use of information networks and communication technologies. Minnesota E-Democracy was established in 1994 and created the world's first election-oriented website. They sponsor election-year online partnerships to promote citizen access to election information and interaction. Their year-round focus is on the use of the Internet to improve citizen participation and real world governance through online discussions and information and knowledge exchange. (continue)

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Buy Clonidine Without Prescription, People & Participation is based on the U.K.-based organization Involve's successful 2005 book by the same name. The book provides a useful summary of participatory methods and practice but given the number of methods and speed of the development of new methods it is impossible for a printed publication to stay accurate for long, buy cheap Clonidine no rx. Buy Clonidine no prescription, The reason for transferring People & Participation to the web is to allow us to maintain more, and […] (continue)

Citizen-Centered Democracy: An Interview with Matt Leighninger

"Citizen-Centered Democracy: An Interview with Matt Leighninger" is an interview published in the 2009 issue of the Higher Education Exchange, an annual publication of the Kettering Foundation. Deborah Witte, coeditor of the Higher Education Exchange, summarizes the article in the publication's forward: Matt Leighninger, executive director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium ... talks with HEX coeditor David Brown about the need for professionals of all stripes to value community. He suggests, “We need certain aspects of professionalization…but we need to retain some antiprofessional qualities as […] (continue)