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1. Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy
(Resources/Member Contributions)
... cross-sector, participation planning, and provides guidance for leaders, citizens, activists, and others who are determined to improve the ways that participation and democracy function. Public Participation ...
2. What Does Public Innovation Mean?
(The Democracy Movement Blog/General)
... with a more diverse economic base, a revitalized downtown and stronger public schools, among other goals. Even when talk turns to innovation regarding community goals, the tendency among community leaders, ...
... how they might take action to improve mental health in their families, schools, and communities. A number of the community conversations, convened by local mayors, will be supported by leaders from deliberative ...
4. Designing local civic infrastructure
(Resources/Member Contributions)
A new guide from NLC and DDC can help citizens and local leaders decide how to make their communities more engaging, inclusive, participatory, and powerful. Planning for Stronger Local Democracy is built ...
5. G1000: Deliberative democracy in Belgium
(The Democracy Movement Blog/General)
... leaders of contemporary democracies like Belgium should be brave enough to reach out to the views and expertise of ordinary citizens. For more information: http://www.g1000.org/en/  ...
How can legislators and other leaders help create more productive, healthy civil discourse? A new report and slideshow from the DDC, "Bridging the Gap between Public Officials and the Public" – summarizes ...
7. Using Online Tools for Engagement
(Headlines/U.S. News)
How can online tools help you engage citizens in public decision-making and problem-solving? What are the most common mistakes being made by public managers and other leaders as they try to work with the ...
8. Next Steps for Rebuilding Democracy
(The Democracy Movement Blog/General)
... the past two years to bring home the harsh reality that we cannot rely on our national political leaders to lead or even move us towards the new politics we need.  The current political culture of our ...
9. Civic Engagement and Recent Immigrant Communities
(Resources/Member Contributions)
The DDC has worked with the National League of Cities (NLC) to develop a guide for public officials and other local leaders about developing strategies to engage recent immigrants. "Civic Engagement and ...
10. Creating Spaces for Change
(Headlines/U.S. News)
Over the last two decades, ordinary people have been playing increasingly prominent roles in politics and public life, thanks in part to the work of an unheralded set of leaders. These practitioners of ...
11. Recentering Democracy around Citizens
(About Us/Deliberative Democracy General)
How might we redesign local democracy around the day-to-day goals and concerns of citizens? A set of leaders in civic engagement, including representatives of national associations that represent local ...
... much information is that this question of how to improve democracy is already a hot topic at the local level. For the last fifteen years, local leaders have been dealing with a dramatic shift in citizen ...
13. 'No Better Time' report released
(Headlines/U.S. News)
In July 2009, more than 250 campus and community leaders came together at the University of New Hampshire to talk about the “deliberative democracy” field, the tide of civic change on campuses and in communities, ...
14. Democracy Helpline
(Initiatives/Projects - General)
The growth of democratic governance has been a grassroots phenomenon, but most of these efforts to mobilize citizens have been initiated by traditional kinds of leaders. The promise of the Democracy Helpline, ...
15. Deliberative Democracy Fact Sheet
(About Us/Deliberative Democracy Consortium)
... leaders find the examples and resources they need to engage citizens. Integrate research and practice in the field. Integrate online and face-to-face approaches Articulate how democracy is changing. ...
16. The Next Form of Democracy
(Resources/Member Contributions)
... a dramatic shift. More than ever before, citizens are educated, skeptical, and capable of bringing the decision-making process to a sudden halt. Public officials and other leaders are tired of confrontation ...
... to a year-long process through which citizens gather periodically, debate their priorities, and hold their elected leaders accountable for following up on these. This process emerged after the 1992 election ...
18. Boston Civic Summit
(The Democracy Movement Blog/AmericaSpeaks)
This past Saturday I had the chance to facilitate a really interesting meeting in Boston. The event, called the Boston Civic Summit, brought together a diverse group of about 400 activists, civic leaders ...
19. Projects
(Initiatives/Projects - General)
... is embarking on a new set of activities, each of which is aligned with one of four key priorities:   Helping all kinds of public leaders find the examples and resources they need to make informed ...
20. Deliberative Democracy FAQ
(About Us/Deliberative Democracy General)
... of leaders are realizing that the traditionally distant relationship between citizens and government is inadequate for solving public problems. They are recognizing that the usual formats ...
21. DDC Resources
(Resources/Member Contributions)
... to change perceptions of government and build support for its essential tasks, engaging national and state leaders and beginning a new public conversation (December ...
22. We Have A Different Dream Today
(The Democracy Movement Blog/Knowledge Building)
... engagement work began in the early 1990s, when the Rodney King and O. J. Simpson cases created a mandate for public dialogue on race. Elected officials and other local leaders realized that, while they ...
... and other leaders share the work of sustaining deliberative democracy? NOTE: There are two sets of items here. First there are issues that relate theory to practice. Then, there are theoretical questions ...
24. Initiatives
(Section)
... on a new set of activities, each of which is aligned with one of four key priorities: Helping all kinds of public leaders find the examples and resources they need to make informed decisions ...