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Posts about public participation.

Deliberative Democracy Around the World

The Kettering Foundation posted the following interviews with Ruby Quantson, a development consultant from Ghana, to their Vimeo channel a couple months ago. They share a specific example of using deliberation to support capacity development efforts of small-scale farmers, look at how public deliberation is being used at the local, national, and international level and include a few words about moving from deliberation to action… Additional videos with Ghana development consultant Ruby Quantson: Deliberative Democracy Around the World, Part II Challenges at the Local and […] (continue)

Chicago Mayor creates Office of Public Engagement

Interesting public engagement news out of Chicago this week.  From the Chicago Sun-Times (June 23rd)… Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Saturday the creation of the Office of Public Engagement, which is designed to connect residents to city resources. Felicia Davis, the mayor’s Deputy Chief of Staff, will head the new office. The department will work with the Office of New Americans, Commission on Human Relations, Faith Outreach, Civic Engagement and Service and Chicago Alternative Policing Strategies, as well as external and community affairs representatives from city […] (continue)

Welsh Government Endorses Engagement Principles

In light of our collective work creating the Core Principles for Public Engagement a couple of years ago, we thought this news from Wales would be of interest… Originally endorsed by the Welsh government last year, the National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales were developed under the guidance of Participation Cymru’s Advisory Panel and are aimed at Public Service organisations across all sectors, with the goal to offer a consistent approach and good standard for public engagement across Wales (a list of Welsh agencies utilizing these […] (continue)

NPR clip on Chicago’s participatory budgeting process

Check out NPR’s fantastic new piece on Participatory Budgeting in Chicago’s 49th Ward, and hear the story of Robin McPherson’s water park. Joe Moore, the alderman in Chicago’s 49th Ward, became the first elected official in the country to hand over the purse strings to his constituents in 2009. Three years later, the “participatory budgeting” experiment is still attracting in new residents to planning meetings. Listen to “Chicago Ward Gives Budgetary Power To The People” or read the story at this link. Also — please […] (continue)

Updates on Open Gov Activities

As NCDD’s representative to the White House’s Open Government Initiative, I have attended some informative meetings and phone calls in the past month.  The purpose of this blog post is to share information about how you can get engaged and to hear your ideas for how NCDD can help to continue shaping the Open Government Initiative. The hub of open government activity at the federal level is the US’s action plan of 26 commitments to the international Open Government Partnership. The commitments that are most […] (continue)

Securing the future of the nation’s benchmark deliberative democracy reform

Healthy Democracy Oregon’s ground-breaking Citizens’ Initiative Review sets the benchmark for deliberative reform and is becoming recognized as a national standard for reforming the initiative process – but its future is at stake. Based upon the pioneering work of the Jefferson Center’s Citizen Jury method of public deliberation, the CIR employs a randomly-selected, demographically-balanced panel to hear testimony on a ballot measure, deliberate and then publish its findings in the statewide voters’ pamphlet as the Citizens’ Statement — a trusted alternative to the spin and […] (continue)

Latest Issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation

The latest issue of the JPD is out!  14 manuscripts are published in this issue, and authors hail from 8 countries.  This issue contains research articles, essays, and a symposium.  The symposium is an essay series that respond to Larry Diamond’s recent work on liberation technologies. Guest editor, Damien Pfister, coordinated these essays to explore the potential for “de-liberation technologies” to sustain democratic movements. Check out the latest issue here: http://services.bepress.com/jpd/. Here are the articles in the current issue (Vol 8, Issue 1), all of which can be downloaded from […] (continue)

Let’s Talk About Water in New Hampshire on May 8th

What needs to be done to have enough clean water for future generations?  If you live in New Hampshire, you can help answer this question and join a statewide conversation about the future of water sustainability on May 8, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the following locations… White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland, NH Keene State College in Keene, NH Manchester Water Works in Manchester, NH Tracy Memorial Library in New London, NH The Governor ‘s Water Sustainability Commission is partnering with NH […] (continue)

Engagement Commons Launches

This morning I saw an announcement for the Engagement Commons, “a comprehensive and dynamic catalog of the tools available for civic engagement and the real-world stories of their deployments.”  I recommend that all NCDD members who focus on online engagement add some of their case studies to this resource. (continue)

Call for chapter leaders & participants for NCDD’s first Book Club!

May 8th update from NCDD:  Kettering has agreed to send out free copies of the book to people who join the book club!  Another reason to sign up today. I’m really excited about a book that’s about to be published by the Kettering Foundation, called Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology.  The book brings together recent and cutting-edge political theory scholarship on deliberative democracy. We’re going to be working with Kettering to engage NCDDers around the book’s content, and right now I’m calling for chapter leaders […] (continue)

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