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

Call for Chapters: The Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy

The Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy aims to provide a cross-sector, interdisciplinary exploration of research on collaboration practices. The handbook will examine structure, organization, technology tools and leadership practices that characterize successful collaboration in and across the fields of education, public policy, and business. The focus of the handbook will be on the strategic, cross-cultural, team and technical skills required to collaborate and achieve organizational synergy in the age of the Internet and a digitally connected 21st century global society. Editors […] (continue)

Int'l Journal of Public Participation Launches

Our good friend Michael Briand emailed me today announcing the inaugural issue of IAP2’s new International Journal of Public Participation (IJP2). The IJP2 is an online, multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information among researchers, practitioners, decision-makers, and citizens about public participation and its impact around the world. It has been created with the specific intention of bridging the arenas of research and practice within the field of public participation. Look over the current issue, or go to the Journal’s home page at www.iap2.org/ijp2. I’m […] (continue)

Sign Up Now for News on Case Foundation's Upcoming Citizen-Centered Grants

You can sign up now for email updates on a grant competition in the works at the Case Foundation.  Case’s “Igniting Civic Engagement” Grants will support citizen-centered approaches to meet community needs, and they plan to send out more details in late spring (eligibility criteria, application guidelines, timelines, etc.). Last year, the Case Foundation released a great article by Cynthia Gibson titled “Citizens at the Center: A New Approach to Civic Engagement,” which suggests that getting citizens more involved in the civic life and health of their communities […] (continue)

News From ParticipatoryBudgeting.org

[via the ParticipatoryBudgeting.org discussion list] Three important tidbits from the world of participatory budgeting (PB). First, there will be an international conference on participatory budgeting in Malaga, Spain, March 28-31. See the preliminary details at http://redfal.org/en/node/98. Second, the discussion list announced one more online toolkit for learning how to do PB. Although the site is European, most of the materials are in English: www.kate-stuttgart.org/content/e827/index_ger.html. Finally, Josh Lerner has written a paper about the recent (and growing) experience of communal councils in Venezuela. Similar to PB, […] (continue)

Announcing a Participatory Geography Conference

The Social Well-Being and Spatial Justice research cluster at Durham University (United Kingdom) and the Participatory Geographies Working Group of the RGS/IBG is organizing a conference on participatory geography for January 2008. The conference, titled “Connecting People, Participation and Place” is open to anyone interested in participatory geographies and will cover the following themes: (continue)

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)