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New research or academic articles of note to the D&D community.

Depolarizing Discourse by Understanding Emotion’s Role

NCDD member Dave Biggs recently published the insightful interview below via MetroQuest – an NCDD member organization – and we wanted to share it here. Dave interviews the author of a new book, I’m Right and You’re an Idiot, on the way emotion and perceived risk contribute to polarization and toxic public discourse, and how understanding the psychology of our “emotional dialogue” can help us build bridges to understanding. We encourage you to read the piece below or find the original version here. The Toxic State of Public Discourse and […] (continue)

First Comprehensive Analysis of PB in N. America Released

We want to draw our NCDD members’ attention to some of the work done by the team at Public Agenda – one of our NCDD member organizations. PA recently completed the first-ever comprehensive analysis of participatory budgeting processes in N. America, and the report they released is a fabulous tool for understanding and promoting PB. It’s full of insightful findings and poses important questions for going forward. We encourage you to read their summary below or find more from PA’s website here. Public Spending, By the People […] (continue)

Are Relationships the Real Product of Deliberation?

Last week, NCDD supporting member Peter Levine shared the message below on the NCDD discussion listserv summarizing some key lessons from a book review he wrote of two recent books authored by NCDD members Caroline W. Lee and Josh Lerner. Peter argues that a key contribution of public deliberation lies in bolstering capacity for engaging in “relational politics” – not necessarily democracy or deliberation. We encourage you to can read his insightful piece below, find his original blog summary here, or read his full review article here. Saving Relational Politics In the June edition […] (continue)

Mathews Center for Civic Life Seeks Summer Interns

We encourage our younger and student members to take note of the announcement below from the David Mathews Center for Civic Life – one of our NCDD member organizations. The internships they are offering this summer are great opportunities to gain experience in deliberation, and we encourage you to apply today! Learn more in their announcement below. Looking for Interns Our Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Program (JOIP) provides experiential civic learning opportunities for college students across multiple disciplines. Students research deliberative practices and asset-based approaches to working alongside Alabama […] (continue)

Kettering Shares Lessons Learned on Economic Prosperity & Health Care

At their recent event, A Public Voice, NCDD member organization the Kettering Foundation released the interim report on what they have learned from the many deliberative forums they’ve hosted on the topics of health care and economic opportunity in the last year. We encourage you to learn more in the Kettering announcement below, or find the original version on their blog by clicking here. Interim Report on Health Care and Making Ends Meet Forums Released at A Public Voice 2016 in Washington, DC On May […] (continue)

New Civic Tech Developments for Public Engagement

If you are interested in civic technology, we highly recommend that you take a good look at the article below from NCDD member Tiago Peixoto‘s blog, DemocracySpot. Tiago lays out some high-tech new engagement and evaluation tools that are in the works or have just recently been release, and it’s exciting to see the progress being made. You can read his piece below or find the original version here. Catching Up on DemocracySpot It’s been a while, so here’s a miscellaneous post with things I would […] (continue)

Change for the Audacious: A Doer’s Guide

We are happy to share the announcement below about a new resource available at a 25% discount for D&D practitioners. NCDD Member Steve Waddell of NetworkingAction shared the announcement below via our great Submit-to-Blog Form. Do you have news you want to share with the NCDD network? Just click here to submit your news post for the NCDD Blog! Those working for large systems change have a new resource with the book Change for the Audacious: a doer’s guide. It presents “large systems change” as an emerging field of practice and knowledge united by the […] (continue)

Watch Kettering’s “A Public Voice” Event Live, May 5th

Next Thursday, the Kettering Foundation – one of our NCDD member organizations – will report the data from over 250 forums they’ve hosted on the economy and health care costs to DC policymakers during their annual gathering, A Public Voice, and you can participate via their live online video feed! We encourage you to read more about the gathering and how to participate in the Kettering announcement below, or find the original one here.  Livestreaming A Public Voice 2016: Join Us For Early Insights from Nationwide Deliberations As of March 31, […] (continue)

Everyday Democracy Hosts Conn. Civic Health Town Hall

The good people at Everyday Democracy – an NCDD member organization – recently shared an announcement about a great town hall event they are planning to host with the support a recent grant. The event will share the results of a recent study on Connecticut’s civic health and hopes to spark dialogue about making progress in the state’s public participation. We encourage you to read an excerpt of the announcement below or read the full original post here. Connecticut Humanities Awards Public Presentation Grant to Everyday […] (continue)

What You Missed from the NCDD Confab Call with PBP

Our NCDD Confab Call this week featuring the Participatory Budgeting Project was one of our best so far! Over 75 people participated in the call and learned tons about the work that PBP is doing to grow participatory budgeting across the country – you missed out if you weren’t on the call! NCDD member and PBP’s Communications Director David Beasley told us about exciting developments coming down the line for PBP, including working closely with the City of New York to use PB inside their housing authority agency, the […] (continue)

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