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

IJP2 Call for Papers – Special Obama Issue

Here’s an important announcement from NCDD member Steve Pyser, who is the Editor of IAP2’s online journal, the International Journal of Public Participation (IJP2). Call for Papers – International Journal of Public Participation (IJP2) – Special Symposium Issue (January 2010) The International Journal of Public Participation (IJP2) brings together academicians and practitioners interested in a multidisciplinary 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 […] (continue)

Huffington Post Article on Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Dialogue

A great article appeared on The Huffington Post on Monday that many of you will want to know about.  “Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Can Work Together,” a piece by Public Conversations Project Associate Mary Jacksteit shares two examples of pro-choice and pro-life activists using dialogue to defuse tension and reduce violence. Our friends at the Public Conversations Project (an NCDD organizational member) ask that you read the story, add a comment to the post, and send this link out to your family, friends and colleagues: www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-jacksteit/the-buffalo-case-pro-life_b_215067.html (continue)

New PACE Report on How Local Gov't is Reinventing Civic Engagement

Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) just released a great new report called “The New Laboratories of Democracy:  How Local Government is Reinventing Civic Engagement.”  Mike McGrath from the National Civic League authored the report, which can be downloaded from the PACE website at http://pacefunders.org/publications/NewLaboratoriesofDemocracy.pdf. The PACE report details the innovative methods local governments around the country are using to increase civic engagement by the public. “Local governments are at the cutting edge of finding new tools and methods to increase civic engagement in this […] (continue)

New Article by Pete Peterson in Fox & Hounds Daily

NCDD member Pete Peterson just wrote a great article for Fox & Hounds Daily, a website designed to discuss and explain the confluence of politics and business in California. Pete is the Executive Director of Common Sense California, and was one of the panelists on our “conservatives panel” at NCDD Austin. The last paragraph of this article, which I highly recommend reading, sums it up pretty well: It’s a process I have witnessed many times: as residents learn about the difficult trade off decisions their […] (continue)

New Journal Calls for Essays on Public Dialogue

NCDD Board member Taylor Willingham just sent this to NCDD’s main discussion list… New Social Inquiry is a brand new academic journal that will be publishing social research essays and relative works that are accessible to a wide audience, engaging and relevant for non-specialists, yet sophisticated and complex enough to push scholarship forward. Their first publication will focus on public dialogue. Here’s an excerpt from the guidelines for submission: Is there such a thing as public dialogue, now or in the past? If so, who […] (continue)

Penn State-Abington Students Learn the Power of Dialogue

Here’s a nice article from Penn State Live at http://live.psu.edu/story/34749/nw7, describing Steve Pyser‘s work at Penn State-Abington. Steve is an active NCDD member; he just coordinated (with Janet Fiero) and moderated the Reflective Panel at the 2008 NCDD conference in Austin. Abington students learn the power of dialogue Monday, September 22, 2008 Lecturer Steve Pyser enlightened many students to the power of dialogue this summer during his Political Science 001 course: “Introduction to American National Government.” Not only did he teach the students about the […] (continue)

To-The-Point Resources for Public Officials

Terry Amsler just sent this to the NCDD Discussion listserv (email joy@thataway.org if you want added to the list, or become a member of NCDD)… Just in case you’re interested —  The Institute for Local Government’s Collaborative Governance Initiative has organized and authored about two dozen civic engagement-related articles appearing in Western City magazine between July and December of this year.  Western City is the monthly magazine of the League of California Cities and reaches about 11,000 local officials in California.  Topics run from planning […] (continue)

Civic Health Index Shows 80% of the U.S. Public wants National Deliberation

Here’s a great post by Joe Goldman from the DDC’s blog at www.deliberative-democracy.net/blog/… The National Conference on Citizenship just put out its third Civic Health Index. Lots of really interesting stuff, including: 87% of the American public support giving every young person the opportunity to earn tuition money by completing a year of national or community service 80% of the American public favor holding a national deliberation on a major issue and requiring Congress to respond to what citizens say 76% would like to see […] (continue)

Publication Not to Miss: "Where is Democracy Headed?"

I’m on a webinar right now about a new Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) publication titled “Where is Democracy Headed?”  The webinar is sponsored by PACE and Grassroots Grantmakers. Matt Leighninger presented about this new publication during the D&D Marketplace at NCDD Austin.  The publication summarizes four years of the DDC’s learnings about deliberation, decision-making, and problem-solving. Download Where Is Democracy Headed report now. (continue)

New AARP Report on Civic Engagement among Elders

I just got an email from uber-connected Cynthia Gibson (you know – author of Citizens at the Center) about an AARP report that will be rolled out tomorrow as part of the Service Nation event. The report, titled More to Give: Tapping the Talents of the Baby Boomer, Silent and Greatest Generation, is authored by Robert Putnam, John Bridgeland and Harris Wofford. It discusses the civic behaviors and attitudes of Americans as they transition from work to retirement.  The primary purpose of the report is […] (continue)

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