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

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)

New Paper on Social Accountability Available Online

Josh Lerner from the Participatory Budgeting Network (www.particpatorybudgeting.org) just sent out information on a paper that compares different examples of public and social accountability measures across the world. The OECD / World Bank paper “Beyond Public Scrutiny: a stocktaking of social accountability initiatives in OECD countries” profiles 40 government accountability programs, including interesting examples of participatory budgeting in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK. You can download it from : www.zebralog.net/open/BeyondPublicScrutinycoverandtext.pdf. (continue)

New Publications About Public Engagement on Nanotechnologies Available Online

On 26 June two new publications about public engagement on nanotechnologies were launched at a conference in London. The conference was cohosted by Involve, Demos and the Science and Democracy Network. (For commentaries from the launch, see Nature, vol 448, Issue 7149 or Professor Richard Jones’ blog). To read synopses of these two new publications, read on! (continue)

NYT Reports on How Culture Affects Deliberation

[cross-posted from deliberative-democracy.net] Today’s New York Times features the very interesting article “Japan Learns Dreaded Task of Jury Duty.” The article reports on a central tension facing the Japanese as they move towards using juries in their court system: Japan is preparing to adopt a jury-style system in its courts in 2009, the most significant change in its criminal justice system since the postwar American occupation. But for it to work, the Japanese must first overcome some deep-rooted cultural obstacles: a reluctance to express opinions in […] (continue)