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

Call for Proposals on Communication and Place, Identity and Change

The American Communication Association (ACA) is inviting proposals for its 2007 Annual Conference held October 4-6, 2007 on the Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Taos, New Mexico campus.The theme of this year’s conference is “Frontiers of Communication: Determining Place, Establishing Identity, and Shaping Change”. Descriptions of the themes are posted below. The American Communication Association is open to all participants. Please submit papers and panels to Rita Kirk (rkirk@smu.edu). All submissions should be submitted electronically. You will receive notification that the submission has been received, and […] (continue)

I/S Opportunities for Publication in 2006-2007

If you are working on high tech D & D or a related policy area, you may be interested in contributing an article to I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. They may be able to include 1-2 additional research articles in their 2006-07 volume. I/S is an interdisciplinary journal of research and commentary concentrating on the intersection of law, policy, and information and communications technology, and would welcome manuscripts in such diverse areas as cybersecurity policy, telecommunications policy, e-commerce, ICT […] (continue)

New Website on the Virtual Agora Project

Peter Shane, former director of the Institute for the Study of Information Technology and Society (InSITeS) at Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, and PI of the NSF funded Virtual Agora Project (2002-2006) has compiled a web site at http://virtualagora.org that provides brief summaries of the project’s methods and some of its key findings, as well as a discussion of its software development component and a bibliography of relevant writings. As the site explains: “The Virtual Agora Project was launched in Fall, […] (continue)

Online Workshop on Reporting Deliberation Results Coming Up March 14

Taylor Willingham, Marla Crocket (a trained National Issues Forums moderator, public radio & TV journalist) and John Doble are putting together a very cool online workshop that aims to develop techniques for reporting the results of deliberative forums. The workshop will take place online on March 14 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the workshop is to prepare volunteers to observe and report on NIF forums. This role is distinct from the moderator or recorder, and is the least understood, but (perhaps) the most critical […] (continue)

Digital Dialogues Report Available Online

I wanted to bring your attention to a new post on David Wilcox’s Designing for Civil Society blog.  Here’s some of his great post: The Digital Dialogues Report by the Hansard Society – now available as web pages – provides some useful insights and guidance for anyone interested in the prospect of more public engagement online, flagged up by yesterday’s Guardian story on possible funding. There’s welcome scope for commenting. The report covers pilot projects run by the UK Government last year. Further pilots are in progress. The interim […] (continue)

New Thesis on Participatory Budgeting Available Online

[from ParticipatoryBudgeting.org] Terence Woods has recently defended his masters’ thesis on participatory democracy in Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre. It is a very accessible and clear piece that many readers will find useful. The thesis is available at www.dev-zone.org/downloads/Porto%20Alegre%20thesis.pdf. (continue)

New Book on How Law Supports D&D in Europe

My Google News Alert for “dialogue AND deliberation” informed me about an interesting new book about laws in the European Union are supporting the creation of new governance structures that encourage public dialogue, deliberation, and stakeholder participation. The book, entitled “Laws Practical Wisdom” can be purchased for 97 Euros (yikes!), and you can order it or read more about it at www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c47124. (continue)

Western Justice Center Hosts Symposium on Community-Police Relations

Najeeba Syeed Miller from the Western Justice Center Foundation just sent us a news report WJCF’s most recent success. WJCF hosted a symposium on community/police relations and the use of dialogue and mediation to resolve disputes in this arena. To read the article that ran in the Pasadena Star-News click: www.pasadenastarnews.com/search/ci_4759645. (continue)

New Book From the Harvard Negotiation Project

Don’t miss Beyond Reason, the new bestseller from the Harvard Negotiation Project. World renowned negotiators Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro wrote Beyond Reason to address the complicated types of issues that those in the human rights world deal with all the time. Beyond Reason offers straightforward, powerful advice for dealing with emotions in even the toughest negotiations, whether with a difficult colleague or with an angry spouse. The book covers five “core concerns” that lie at the heart of most emotional challenges. Beyond Reason includes […] (continue)

New Article on How to Use Study Circles in Schools

Study Circles Resource Center recently published an article on how school principals can use study circles to address challenges and change in their communities. Growing numbers of school districts across North America are using study circles to build community-wide coalitions that make schools work better for everyone. To read the article, visit www.studycircles.org/en/Article.480.aspx. (continue)