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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)

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Washington Goes to Mr. Smith: The Changing Role of Citizens in Policy Development

Washington Goes to Mr. Smith: The Changing Role of Citizens in Policy Development is a 2009 article written by Matt Leighninger and published in the  Intergovernmental Solutions newsletter, a publication of the Center for Intergovernmental Solutions. The article discusses the growing prevalence of incorporating citizens into policymaking processes, especially at the local level of government, and outlines a few helpful principles that public managers can follow to facilitate productive  public engagement. To read this two-page article, go to http://www.usaservices.gov/pdf_docs/EngagingCitizensII.pdf. (continue)

The Promise and Challenge of Neighborhood Democracy

The Promise and Challenge of Neighborhood Democracy: Lessons from the Intersection of Government and Community is a 2009 report written by Matt Leighninger and released by the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, Grassroots Grantmakers, and NeighborWorks America. The report grew out of a meeting that Grassroots Grantmakers and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium organized in Orlando last fall with help from the National League of Cities and NeighborWorks America. The discussion focused on lessons from Portland, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and other cities that have experimented with creative ways […] (continue)