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The “decision making” stream of practice is focused on influencing decisions and policy, and improving public knowledge. Some of the methods that fall under this category are National Issues Forums, Citizens Juries, Deliberative Polling, 21st Century Town Meeting, Citizen Choicework, and Consensus Conference.

Mobilize.org Launches "Democracy 2.0"

In an email sent today (July 4th), our new friends at Mobilize.org announced that they are calling upon the members of the younger generation “to establish a renewed government, one that empowers the individual citizen. Through the unique characteristics that define the Millennial Generation and the technology afforded to us at this point in history, we find it necessary and proper to demand a new process: Democracy 2.0.” I just had a conversation yesterday with David Smith, Director of Mobilize.org, and I told him how much […] (continue)

IAP2 Seeking Nominations for Core Values Awards

Nominations for entries to IAP2′s Annual Core Values Awards competition are now open. The annual awards recognize excellence in applying the association’s Core Values for Public Participation in both projects and organizations. Two awards are presented annually; one for a project and one to an organization, which exemplify the spirit and purpose of public participation. Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate the use of innovative techniques, solutions to problems that face the field of public participation, and the successful involvement of the public […] (continue)

World e-Democracy Forum Set for October

Next October 3 and 4, the “Palais des Sports” of the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris, France) will host the World e-Democracy Forum for the eighth time. The aim of the Forum is to allow public and private stakeholders of public services and political life to debate on strategic, political and economic issues of the digital society. Guests and speakers from everywhere in the world will debate on several topics including questions about confidence in e-public services, users 2.0, the digital divide, e-petitions, mobile public services, […] (continue)

News from Common Sense California

Good news from Common Sense California (www.commonsenseca.org)! The Hewlett Foundation has approved a grant of $600,000, over two years, to support the work of Common Sense California. These funds, assures CSC a two-year period of intensive work in California, at both local and statewide levels, to develop and utilize techniques of deliberative democracy to improve public decision-making and rebuild trust between citizens and government. They are currently seeking partnerships with school districts, cities, counties, regional organizations and civic groups. CSC is also giving support to […] (continue)

TPS Seeking Students for Global Debates

The People Speak (www.thepeoplespeak.org) is sponsoring two Global Debates during the 2007-2008 school year, and they are looking for teachers and students who want to participate. During two one-week periods in the fall and spring, the TPS Global Debates will encourage students at U.S. and international high schools to hold debates and discussions on two of the most critical global issues today: climate and water. All participating schools will be eligible to compete to send their four-person student debate team (plus two teachers/adult chaperones) to […] (continue)

Report Available on Council of Europe Forum for the Future of Democracy

Tom Ohlin from Linkopings University in Sweden emailed me last week about the recent Council of Europe Forum for the Future of Democracy that took place in the Stockholm / Sigtuna area. According to the report on the Forum, the aim of the gathering was “strengthen democracy, political freedom and citizens’ participation. Safeguarding and deepening democracy includes measures to achieve greater and more equal participation on the part of ordinary people.” The report includes several great articles on deliberative democracy in Sweden. In one, Daniel […] (continue)

Case Foundation's "Make It Your Own" Awards Program Launches on June 26

Do you have big dreams for your community? The Case Foundation is launching a pilot grants program that could turn these dreams into reality. NCDD is listed as a Partner on the Case Foundation website since we will be doing our best to inform the dialogue & deliberation community about this opportunity – and since Case recognizes the importance of your work and encourages you to apply! The Make It Your Own Awards™, a new initiative from the Case Foundation that launches on June 26, […] (continue)

National Leaders Convene to Improve Political Dialogue

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa convened leaders from government, media, business, labor, philanthropy, religion and the non-profit sector today (June 19, 2007) to explore ways to improve political dialogue and decisionmaking at all levels of government. Presented by the Center on Communication Leadership at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, Ceasefire! Bridging the Political Divide was a forum for exploring ways to improve political dialogue and decision making at all levels. According to Geoffrey Cowan, dean of the USC […] (continue)

ICI Announces Journal, Invites Submissions

The Institute for Community Involvement, LLC (www.community-involvement.net) was created in 2001 to support government officials engaged in public involvement, to improve local government performance and to provide people interested in citizen participation with ongoing training, research and education. ICI supports groups in planning collaboratively for a better future. In August of 2007 the Institute for Community Involvement (ICI) will be publishing its first quarterly e-journal. They are inviting submissions for the Journal. They are seeking articles that address current issues, stories about public involvement from […] (continue)

Journal for Public Deliberation Vol. 3(1) Available Online

The online Journal for Public Deliberation (http://services.bepress.com/jpd/) has just published its Volume 3, Issue 1 (2007) edition. This edition of the journal includes articles on “Activist Views of Deliberation” by Peter Levine and Rose Marie Nierras, on the “Sociology of Deliberation” by David Ryfe, on “Deliberation and the Problem of Power” by Alison Kadlec and Will Friedman, as well as several other essays and reviews. David Ryfe has posted a short summary of his article over at The Democracy Movement blog (http://www.deliberative-democracy.net/blog/?p=217), about the difficulties […] (continue)

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