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The Deliberative Democracy Handbook

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Deliberative Democracy Handbook CoverThe Deliberative Democracy Handbook is the first book to bring together the best practices and thinking on citizen participation processes. Citizen participation is both the heart of democracy and a mandatory part of many public decisions. Deliberative democracy is the nationwide movement to make citizen participation meaningful and effective.

Most citizen participation events fail to truly engage citizens and affect decisions. The Deliberative Democracy Handbook helps readers figure out which method of engagement is right for them and guides them through using the appropriate method. A top flight collection of experts critiques a wide range of deliberative practices to improve readers understanding of the best ways to bring citizens together to engage in thoughtful, respectful discussion of complex public issues.

The Deliberative Democracy Handbook is edited by John Gastil, faculty member of the University of Washington's Department of Communication, and Peter Levine, Research Scholar at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy in the University of Maryland?s School of Public Policy. The book enjoys contributions from more than 40 scholars and practitioners in the field.

Learn more about "The Deliberative Democracy Handbook" and order the book online at Jossey-Bass Publishers.

 

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JPD logoThe Journal of Public Deliberation is a collaboration between the DDC, the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), and the Center for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University. An online, refereed journal, JPD is the flagship publication in its field, and an important catalyst for the rapid growth of interest in democracy, citizenship, and participation. Find it at http://services.bepress.com/jpd.

 

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