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

IAP2 Seeks Editor for Online Journal

The International Association for Public Participation is re-launching its journal in 2006. The journal will be an online, partially-peer reviewed, multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information among researchers, practitioners, decision-makers, and citizens about the impact and practice of public participation around the world. They are currently seeking an Editor-n-Chief who will be responsible for the management, production, and editing of this online journal. A statement of wor (including pay) is posted at www.iap2.org/associations/4748/files/JournalEditorSOW.pdf. (continue)

CIRCLE Releases Report on Sports and Youth Civic Engagement

[By way of Peter Levine's blog on civic engagement issues] The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) has just released a research report documenting the connection between particpating in sports and youth civic engagement. The research found that young people who participated in sports activities during their high school years were more likely than non-sports participants to have: * Volunteered (32 percent vs. 21 percent), * Registered to Vote (58 percent vs. 40 percent), * Voted (44 percent vs. 33 […] (continue)

Public Agenda Writers Address Importance of Public Involvement in School Reform

Public Agenda’s Jean Johnson and Will Freidman have an article out in the new issue of The School Administrator. “Dear Public: Can We Talk?” is at: www.aasa.org/publications/saarticledetail.cfm?ItemNumber=5211&snItemNumber=950. In the article, Jean Johnson, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Education Insights, and Will Freidman, Senior Vice President for Public Engagement, discuss the increasing importance of public engagement in school reform. While parents, educators, employers and the public may agree that education reform is important, research shows that different groups see things through very different lenses […] (continue)

Community Based Collaboratives Research Consortium Seeking Journal Submissions

The Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortium Journal is upon us and they want to hear from you! They are calling for Journal articles on recent research and/or direct collaborations pertaining to successes or failures of recent collaboratives, environmental outcomes gained as a result of a collaboration process, new methodology on strengthening collaboratives, and other relevant topics. Journal articles, in MS Word format, may be 3 to 10 pages in length. They welcome digital photograph submissions (please use 75 dpi). Articles should not exceed 3000 words and […] (continue)

D-Code Publishes New Report on Youth Engagement

D-Code, a company specializing in “decoding” the Information Age generation, has just released a research report that discusses how politically engaged Canadian youth are. According to the report, over 3/4 of youth surveyed plan to vote in the upcoming federal election, but youth are also finding non-traditional ways to engage in political life. To download the study, visit www.d-code.com/pdfs/YouthVoterDNA.pdf. (continue)

IAP2 Calls for Authors

IAP2 is accepting article submissions for Participation Quarterly, its magazine devoted to issues in the field. Upcoming topics are May 2006: Deliberative Dialogue (Deadline: March 1, 2006) and August 2006: Public Participation for Environmental Projects (Deadline: June 1, 2006). Although each issue of PQ tries to reflect the chosen theme, other topics will always be considered. Please email your article submission to the IAP2 office, at dina@iap2.org. (continue)

Institute for Community Research Announces 2007 Conference

The Institute for Community Research has just announced it will be holding the 2nd International Community-Based Research Conference from June 7 – 9, 2007 in Connecticut, USA. Witht he theme of Beyond the Crossroads: Transformations in Community-Based Research, the conference will bring together those who are committed to using research for social change. Transformations will build on the themes from our 2004 Crossroads conference addressing critical issues in community-based research partnerships, theory, methodology, methods of dissemination and ethics. (2004 conference program at: www.incommunityresearch.org/news/documents/crossroadsprogram.pdf) The conference […] (continue)

Tom Atlee Reviews Brown and Isaacs' The World Cafe

Many of you may have seen our previous blog announcement about Juanita Brown’s new book The World Cafe: Shaping Our Lives Through Conversations That Matter, co-written with David Isaacs. We have just heard from Juanita that the first edition of the book has received a tremendous response and that they are very very busy talking about the World Cafe to many different groups. To give you more insight into the book, we’re posting a recent review of The World Cafe by NCDD member and friend […] (continue)

New Article Suggests a Change in the Relationship Between Citizens and Public Officials

Matt Leighninger, senior associate at the Study Circles Resource Center, published an op-ed in the July 13 Christian Science Monitor asking party leaders to take note of the changing relationship between citizens and government on key public issues, such as homeowner protection, budgeting processes, and family-driven schools. “We seem to be moving toward a different kind of system, in which working directly with citizens may be just as important as representing their interests,” says Steve Burkholder, mayor of Lakewood, Colo. Leighninger continues by saying, “Â…the […] (continue)

Richard Posner Article Examines Media and Deliberative Democracy

In a recent New York Times article that riffs off Jon Stewart’s (The Daily Show) stunning appearance on CNN’s “Crossfire” earlier this year (in which he said shows like Crossfire are “hurting America”), Richard Posner tackles the question of whether the media really is destroying America and the prospects for deliberative democracy. “Journalists,” Posner writes, “are reluctant to confess to pandering to their customers’ biases; it challenges their self-image as servants of the general interest, unsullied by commerce. They want to think they inform the […] (continue)