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

Peacework Magazine Seeking Film & Video Suggestions

Sam Diener, Co-editor of Peacework Magazine (www.peaceworkmagazine.org) sent us a message recently looking for suggestions of films that will inspire activism and organizing. Suggestions should follow the format, “If I could show one under-appreciated film or video to a room full of potential organizers, I’d show x, because ….” Sam is looking for brief answers of 200-300 words that describe how you have used the film to fuel activism and are also creative about how one might use the video productively. The article is scheduled […] (continue)

IJP2 Seeking Manuscript Sumbissions

The inaugural issue of the International Journal of Public Participation (IJP2) is scheduled to appear in March 2007. IJP2 aims to be a forum for practitioners and scholars who wish to share their knowledge with a wider audience. This new, peer-reviewed (for scholarly contributions), on-line quarterly, is sure to draw interest from a broad and diverse audience, including persons whose work focuses on deliberation, dialogue, public policy dispute resolution, and collaborative decision-making as well as on public participation generally. The editors are accepting manuscripts over […] (continue)

CPRN Embarks on Youth Civic Engagement Research

Canadian Policy Research Networks (http://cprn.org) begins a new research project this month designed to help shape new directions for youth participation in Canada. It will build on the results of CPRN’s Youth Dialogue conducted last fall. The project, led by Director Mary Pat MacKinnon, begins with three research papers: Political and Civic Participation of Young People in Canada – Indifferent or Just Different? The author, Brenda O’Neill of the University of Calgary, will examine how young people engage in civic and political activities and what […] (continue)

Case Foundation Puts "Citizens at the Center"

Senior staff at the Case Foundation, under the guidance of consultant Cynthia Gibson, recently authored the 31-page white paper “Citizens at the Center: A New Approach to Civic Engagement.” The central claims of the paper are that public “service” is a more powerful frame around which to rally Americans for democratic renewal than “civic engagement,” and the encouragement of public deliberation should be at the center of renewal efforts.  Scholar Peter Levine of the University of Maryland has written that he considers the paper a breakthrough. “It may,” […] (continue)

Saguaro Publishes New Resources Online

The Saguaro Seminar is an ongoing initiative of Professor Robert D. Putnam at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. They have recently updated their website with a bunch of resources including a new civic report from National Conference on Citizenship called “America’s Civic Health Index: Broken Engagement,” and news stories related to this and other research on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. To find out what’s new at Saguaro, visit their website: www.ksg.harvard.edu/saguaro. (continue)

Survey Reveals Status of Intergroup Relations in U.S.

The legacy of September 11, Hurricane Katrina’s lingering racial tensions, church bombings in Alabama, the Duke University lacrosse team scandal, and the growing debate about undocumented workers in America all underscore the ongoing challenges of intergroup relations in America today. What does it all mean? To answer that and other questions, The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) presents Taking America’s Pulse III (TAP III), the third in its series of large-scale nationwide surveys of American attitudes about intergroup relations. (continue)

Call for Interdisciplinary Papers on Group Research

John Gastil of the University of Washington asked us to post a notice about the upcoming INGRoup (Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research) Conference. The conference takes place at Michigan State University, in Lansing, Michigan next July 12-14, 2007. The second INGRoup conference is planned to facilitate conversations among group scholars across disciplines, such as communication, education, history, information systems, nursing, organizational behavior, philosophy, psychology, political science, public health, and sociology. In addition to paper and symposia sessions, innovative sessions designed to facilitate interdisciplinary conversation will […] (continue)

Call for Submissions – Case Studies of Civic Engagement in the First Year of College

The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition and The New York Times invite the submission of case studies forCivic Engagement in the First Year of College, a new volume in The First-Year Experience Monograph Series. This publication will describe programs and courses that develop students’ civic literacy and engagement and will offer strategies for designing, implementing, and assessing such initiatives. (continue)

New Book Launched on Large Group Methods

Organizational Development consultants Billie Alban & Barbara Bunker have just launched “The Handbook of Large Group Methods.” The Handbook offers a comprehensive review of cutting-edge Large Group Methods currently being implemented to address twenty-first century challenges in organizations and communities. The book addresses how to work with organizations facing serious business crisis; how to work in community settings with diverse interest groups, how to work with organizations in polarized and politicized environments, and embedding and sustaining new patterns of working together. The Handbook uses real-world […] (continue)

Buy the Book: Creating a Culture of Collaboration

Sandy Schuman just sent me a copy of his new book “Creating a Culture of Collaboration:  The International Association of Facilitators Handbook,” and I suggest you all add this one to your libraries.  This 536-page tome presents chapters written by an international group of practitioners and researchers – from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, the U.K., and the U.S. – who provide proven approaches to creating a culture of collaboration within and among groups, organizations, communities, and societies. Collaboration is often viewed as […] (continue)