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Posts about public participation.

New book on online consultation in U.S. and Europe

Supporting member Peter Shane (visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School) shared this announcement on the NCDD Discussion List yesterday… I am thrilled to announce the publication by MIT Press of, “Connecting Democracy:  Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication,” edited by Stephen Coleman and me.  The book is a collaborative project of 19 researchers investigating the experience and potential of online consultation in the United States and Europe. The following paragraph from the introductory chapter gives a flavor of our framework:  “A […] (continue)

Check out the new & improved Participedia.net

The new and improved beta version of Participedia is up and running at www.participedia.net.  Participedia is a collaborative online repository of case studies, organizations, and methods in the field of democratic innovation and public engagement. If you added content to the old wiki version, our friends at Participedia suggest you log in (your old login and password should work), update your user profile, and check on your earlier submissions to see if updates are in order. Some of the features new features of this version […] (continue)

NCDD Holiday Confab with Tom Atlee!

Update:  We’ve rescheduled the Confab for Tuesday, January 17th (2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific). For some reason, not too many people were signing up for the December 29th call. 😉  Register at http://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/SU5ISTNQ00T68NR as soon as you can so we know you’re coming!  And please still take a look at the chapters that are online temporarily and share your feedback before New Year’s. Looking to take a break from your break next week? Then join us for a special holiday Confab Call with thought leader […] (continue)

DD&PE Master Class in Sydney (NCDDers save 10%)

Here’s an announcement from Professor Lyn Carson (an NCDD Supporting Member), of Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy at the lovely University of Western Sydney. Note:  Dues-paying NCDD members can get 10% off their tuition.  Carson says to just mention NCDD when you pay online (via UWS iPay), and she’ll check with me to make sure your dues are in good standing. Are you involved in community engagement work? Perhaps you’d like to develop toward  mastery in dialogue, deliberation & public engagement (DDPE) in the […] (continue)

ABCD Videos on Benefits of Deliberative Democracy

The Alberta Climate Dialogue just released a series of short videos exploring the benefits of deliberative democracy, featuring well known practitioners such as Matt Leighninger (DDC), Janette Hartz-Karp (Curtin University), Edward Andersson (Involve UK) and others. These insightful snapshots of public engagement knowledge and case studies are a valuable resource for communicating deliberative democracy ideas to others: (continue)

White House seeking best practices in public participation

Here’s an important opportunity for our community to provide ideas that will positively influence the evolution of public participation at federal agencies. The following is the full text of a White House blog post from December 6, 2011: On September 20, 2011, on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly, the President announced the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan.  The Plan was developed through a process that involved extensive consultations with external stakeholders, including a broad range of civil society groups and members of the private sector, […] (continue)

White House Meeting on OpenGov Action Plan

In mid-September, the President announced a 26-point national action plan for opengov as part of the multilateral Open Government Partnership.  As a member of the NCDD Board of Directors, I was invited to attend a meeting yesterday at the White House Eisenhower Executive Office Building about progress on those action items. I found the meeting to be informative, and I found the focus and drive of the Administration officials to be encouraging.  Civil society organizations working in the area of transparency had much more representation […] (continue)

Opportunity for Scholars and Faculty in the Southeast

I heard about this opportunity today from Jeremy Lane… The Community and Civic Engagement Initiative within Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts announces the first annual Academy for Community and Civic Engagement for faculty throughout the southeast in the arts and humanities who are interested in incorporating civic engagement/service learning practices into their courses, outreach scholarship, and P & T documentation. ACCE will provide an intense 3-day workshop for successful applicants. The purpose of the Academy for Community and Civic Engagement is: To promote and […] (continue)

NIF Outlines National Debt in New Video

The National Debt is an issue that’s tricky to get your head around.  The numbers are so large and the issues it impacts so many that often it’s difficult to cultivate a personal opinion based on fact, let alone engage in dialogue on the subject.  The National Issues Forums and the Kettering Foundation are endeavoring to help with this, encouraging dialogue on the topic in association with an issue guide (A Nation in Debt: How Can We Pay the Bills?) released earlier this year. Along […] (continue)

What would you have Congress pass?

I've built a platform to set a platform to make for a greater US. It is crowdsourcing leadership in open space. Would you like to be an innovator? (continue)

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