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

Griswold's Book Forgiveness Now in Paperback

Charles Griswold, Professor of Philosophy at Boston University, wrote to us to tell us that his book Forgiveness has just been published in paperback. It sounds like a fascinating read for anyone interested in conflict transformation. Here’s how the publishers describe the book: Nearly everyone has wronged another. Who among us has not longed to be forgiven? Who has not struggled to forgive? Charles Griswold has written the first comprehensive philosophical book on forgiveness in both its interpersonal and political contexts, as well as its […] (continue)

William T. Grant Distinguished Fellows Program to Support Youth Research

Here’s a good grant opportunity for those working or studying D & D and youth: The William T. Grant Foundation (http://wtgrantfoundation.org/) has announced a new Request for Proposals for its Distinguished Fellows Program for mid-career researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. The goal of the Distinguished Fellows Program is to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved youth outcomes. The program is intended to help researchers strengthen the ways in which their work reflects an understanding of […] (continue)

CIRCLE Announces Report on Youth Political Engagement

Next week, CIRCLE (www.civicyouth.org) will release a major report entitled “Millennials Talk Politics: A Study of College Student Political Engagement.” Commissioned by the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, this report is based on 47 focus groups conducted by CIRCLE on 12 college and university campuses in 2006 and 2007. This report is the most detailed current examination of college students’ political and civic attitudes and experiences. The study has compelling implications for higher education, national policymakers, and the news media, among others. On Nov. 7th, CIRCLE […] (continue)

HD Centre Publishes Report on Conflict Resolution Trends

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre) has just launched a new pilot publication, Charting the roads to peace – Facts, figures and trends in conflict resolution, a statistical overview of peace process trends which provides data and analysis on past and current peace processes. The report focuses on three areas: historical and recent trends in mediation; trends in justice and weapons control, and the status of peace processes in various armed conflicts in 2006 as well as the problem of terrorist lists. Produced in […] (continue)

Global Awakening Press Offering Free Research Report on American Values

Positive Future Consulting (www.pfcn.net) and Global Awakening Press (www.ffga.org) are offering free copies of their latest book – “A New America, An Awakened Future On Our Horizon.” This book is aimed at everyone concerned about the state of the society and interested in doing something about it. The book reports on the results of a unique survey of Americans, which asked about their leading concerns and approaches to mental and physical wellness. It should be of interest to community and political leaders and those interested […] (continue)

Journal Addresses Organizational Change & Sustainable Development

NCDD member Juli Fellows sent us word of a forthcoming special edition of the respected peer-reviewed journal that might be of interest to others in our network. “Organisations & People” is the journal of the UK-based Association of Management Education and Development (AMED – www.amed.org.uk). The special edition contains new papers on sustainable development and organizational change. This special edition has been guest edited by members of AMED’s Sustainable Development Network – Jim Hopwood, Tony Emerson and Penny Walker. The papers explore aspects of these […] (continue)

SSRN Creates Political Science Network

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) has just announced the creation of the Political Science Network (PSN). PSN will provide a world-wide, online community for research in all areas of Political Science, following the model of the other subject matter networks within SSRN (http://www.ssrn.com). SSRN is an on-line research network, composed of a number of subject-area networks in the social sciences, law, and business. Each network is divided into specific topics (“eJournals”). Authors upload papers (without charge) and select the topics that are most appropriate […] (continue)

Seeking Volunteers for E-Governance Survey

The E-Governance Institute at Rutgers University-Newark is conducting its Third Global E-Governance Survey 2007 in collaboration with the SungKyunKwan University, South Korea. The Survey evaluates websites of municipalities worldwide and compares their rankings on a global e-governance scale. They are seeking to recruit volunteers who read the following languages and who would be willing to evaluate one or more city websites worldwide: Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, Hebrew, Portuguese, Croatian, Greek, Indonesian, Malay, Vietnamese, Hungarian, Latvian, Moldovan, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Slovakian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish. Surveyors will […] (continue)

Civically Engaged Youth in the Americas Conference Coming Up September 20

Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago is co-sponsoring the conference “Civically Engaged Youth in the Americas: A Three City Perspective – Chicago, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro” on September 20 in Chicago. The conference is hosted by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and will include presentations about youth activism by professors, youth organizers, and youth. The event stems from a comparative study undertaken by three researchers, including Chapin Hall Faculty Associate […] (continue)

Caroline Lee Article on Dialogue Published in Top Sociology Journal

NCDD member Caroline Lee just sent us word of a recently-published article in the American Journal of Sociology – one of the discipline’s top journals! The article, based on her dissertation research, is called “Is There a Place for Private Conversation in Public Dialogue? Comparing Stakeholder Assessments of Informal Communication in Collaborative Regional Planning.” The article compares how ideals like inclusion, transparency, and social capital are interpreted very differently in two different collaborative partnerships– and explores the long-term challenges this might create for those attempting […] (continue)