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1. Tunisia, the First Arab Country to Implement PB
(The Democracy Movement Blog/General)
... so on. Then, we explained that for participatory budgeting we were going to focus on public lighting.   Why did you focus on public lighting? Because the municipality decided that this was the ...
2. DDC Executive Committee
(About Us/Deliberative Democracy Consortium)
... Ramos, Everyday Democracy Valerie Lemmie, Kettering Foundation Vera Schattan Coehlo, CEBRAP (Brazil) Will Friedman, Public Agenda  ...
3. DDC Staff
(About Us/Deliberative Democracy Consortium)
... the field of deliberation and public participation. The DDC represents more than 50 foundations, nonprofit organizations, and universities, collaborating to support research activities and advance democratic ...
4. Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy
(Resources/Member Contributions)
Forthcoming from Wiley-Blackwell in June, Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy explores the theory and practice of public participation in decision-making and problem-solving. Authors Matt Leighninger ...
5. Frontiers of Democracy 2015
(Headlines/U.S. News)
... Takes presenters will include include Tina Nabatchi, Harry Boyte, Tiago Peixoto, Hahrie Han, Abhi Nemani, Caroline Lee, Diana Hess, and Brenda Wright. Frontiers of Democracy is a public conference, open ...
6. Deliberative Publicity
(The Democracy Movement Blog/General)
... own experiences that practitioners of public deliberation are committed to discovering an authentic public voice and wise solutions to social problems. But even in a world with many more opportunities ...
7. What Does Public Innovation Mean?
(The Democracy Movement Blog/General)
By Richard C. Harwood Recently, I was on the public radio program "Innovation Trail" in Rochester, N.Y. to talk about "public innovation." The station posted the following statement on its website about ...
8. Making Public Participation Legal -- Brookings recap
(The Democracy Movement Blog/General)
By Charlie Wisoff On October 23, 2013, the Brookings Institution held a panel presentation on a model municipal ordinance and a model state act for public participation. The presentation, titled “Making ...
9. "Text, Talk, Act"
(Initiatives/Projects - General)
...  Essentially, what we are doing is combining the strengths of ‘thick’ and ‘thin’ engagement. Thick engagement has been a key element of public participation for a long time, though it has proliferated ...
10. Responding to the Newtown Tragedy
(Headlines/U.S. News)
How should schools and communities respond to the Newtown tragedy? The DDC has produced, in partnership with the National School Public Relations Association, a guide for discussion and action on school ...
11. Making Public Participation Legal
(Headlines/U.S. News)
The DDC worked with a number of national associations to produce a model ordinance for public participation that is designed to help cities hold more productive, deliberative public meetings and online ...
12. Deliberation by the Numbers
(Resources/Member Contributions)
Who says you can’t quantify public deliberation? It is true that quantitative measurement hasn’t been a strong suit of the field. It is also true that some of the most significant impacts, such as policy ...
13. A SeeClickFix for Public Participation?
(Resources/Member Contributions)
... of the same technology, allow citizens to gather, track, and analyze data on public participation?In this project, a team of MPA students from the Maxwell School at Syracuse conducted exploratory research ...
14. Designing local civic infrastructure
(Resources/Member Contributions)
... We have learned a great deal about the strengths – and limitations – of public engagement as it is practiced today. We know how to involve large, diverse numbers of people in face-to-face and online settings ...
15. G1000: Deliberative democracy in Belgium
(The Democracy Movement Blog/General)
... participation is key. Citizens’ engagement may increase public trust and, in turn, reduce the electoral stress that might lead to more political deadlocks. Deliberative democracy will not make the traditional ...
16. Participedia
(Initiatives/Projects - General)
The DDC is proud to be one of several organizations collaborating to create Participedia - www.participedia.net - the world’s primary repository of information on citizen participation, public deliberation, ...
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 ...
18. More collaborative laboratories
(Workshops/Frontiers of Democracy: Online Democracy)
We need more collaborative laboratories in which people from different sectors (technology/IF, civic organizations, community organizers, public officials, citizens, community members, academics…) work ...
19. 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 ...
20. "Frontiers of Democracy" conference
(Headlines/U.S. News)
Join us once again for a dynamic little conference that will explore some of the cutting-edge questions in our field. Practitioners, academics, public officials, funders, and others will be gathering at ...
21. Visual report on the workshop
(Workshops/Sydney-2011)
The graphic recording of the Researcher and Practitioner meeting was done by Rebecca Lazenby of Paragrafix, with support from the Centre for Citizenship and Public Policy at the University of Western ...
22. Criteria added today
(Workshops/Sydney-2011)
... project? - Does it "push the field along?" - Does it apply to multiple levels of government/governance? - Does it have "general public appeal?" - Does it address a gap in current research or practice? ...
23. Criteria to think about when voting
(Workshops/Sydney-2011)
...  2) Resonance with larger audiences (media, decision-makers, public); 3) Practicality and cost-effectiveness, given the limited available funding OR how the project will fit as part of a larger effort ...
... venues of public debate such as advisory committees, stakeholder roundtables and citizen appointed committees. It will examine their deliberative capacity, inclusiveness and consider possible collaborative ...
An action research project to educate politicians in how D&D would help them serve and represent the public more effectively. A D&D style forum run by practitioners, with academic input, would explain ...
26. Combining stakeholder and citizen processes for impact
(Workshops/Sydney 2011 Research Proposals)
... -- for example, goals around bringing in perspectives from across complex systems, enhancing the legitimacy of engagement processes in the eyes of a broader public, and building community and/or cross ...
27. Key workshop outcomes
(Workshops/Sydney-2011)
Set the context for deliberative democracy in theory and practice Build mutual understanding between researchers and public participation practitioners Experience different deliberative techniques ...
28. What are the latest developments?
(Workshops/Sydney-2011)
... field, or new publications or research reports, or media coverage - or something else entirely. You tell us!)  ...
Identify examples of when deliberative activities/processes in both the public and business sectors that have led to the intent or practice being embedded or institutionalised (the way we do business ...
30. Next Steps for Rebuilding Democracy
(The Democracy Movement Blog/General)
... working in our cities and towns –the go local, sustainable living, social justice, public health, environmental justice, neighborhood leaders, community builders, youth groups, block watches, government ...
31. 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 ...
32. 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 ...
... attitudes and capacities. This transformation has caused new tensions between residents and elected officials, produced new public actors and problem-solvers, and inspired a new generation of civic experiments. ...
34. Funding Local Democracy
(Resources/Member Contributions)
... volunteerism—can help funders, public officials and community activists better understand the possibilities, and limitations, of various approaches to working with the public. “As more and more foundations ...
35. No Taxation Without Deliberation
(The Democracy Movement Blog/General)
... I have some sympathy, for what deliberation has taken place within government is not always readily visible to the general public, and there certainly has not been much public bi-partisan deliberation ...
36. Online democracy between elections
(The Democracy Movement Blog/Knowledge Building)
An excellent new study describes the use of online tools to enable public involvement between elections. "E-Consultation: Enabling Democracy Between Elections" was written by Joe Peters and Manon Abud ...
37. Democracy Helpline
(Initiatives/Projects - General)
... publications and resource organizations gathered from all over the world. The Beta version of the Helpline is now up and running at http://helpline.deliberative-democracy.net. On the Democracy Helpline ...
38. Organizational Members
(About Us/Deliberative Democracy Consortium)
DDC members have:...on issues such as:...resulting in: provided assistance to hundreds of public involvement projects that have engaged hundreds of thousands of people in dialogue, deliberation, ...
39. Deliberative Democracy Fact Sheet
(About Us/Deliberative Democracy Consortium)
... provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. DDC Workgroups: Knowledge-Building Online FedNet (federal officials) Democratic Governance   Help public ...
40. The Deliberative Democracy Consortium
(About Us/Deliberative Democracy Consortium)
The Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC) is an alliance of leading organizations and scholars working in the field of public engagement, participation, and deliberation. The purpose of the DDC is to ...
41. Diers on neighborhood problem-solving
(The Democracy Movement Blog/Knowledge Building)
... Street-Level Social Issues is a publication of the Canada West Foundation; you can find it here. ...
42. America Wants National Discussions
(The Democracy Movement Blog/AmericaSpeaks)
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 ...
43. Teaching Democracy in Public Administration
(Initiatives/Projects - General)
Why should public administration educators be rethinking their approach to democracy? Is “collaborative governance” broadening to include (or evolving into?) “democratic governance?” How should PA schools ...
44. Who Should Be the Civic Advisors to the Next President?
(The Democracy Movement Blog/Links to Government)
... on issues of public engagement and democratic governance. The November 5th Coalition is an all-partisan alliance committed to civic partnerships that address our biggest challenges. The Coalition is named ...
45. Promise and Challenge of Neighborhood Democracy
(The Democracy Movement Blog/Knowledge Building)
... engage citizens in public decision-making and problem solving.    ...
46. Public Involvement Usually Leads to Better Environmental Decision-making
(The Democracy Movement Blog/Knowledge Building)
The National Academies just published a report on public participation in environmental decision making. Here’s a segment of the press release: "When done correctly, public participation improves the quality ...
47. Conference on Online Deliberation
(Headlines/U.S. News)
Texas Forums reports that the Public Sphere Project - a collaboration of UC Berkeley and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility - recently hosted "Tools for Participation," a conference on online ...
48. GOP Website Offers Platform Input
(Headlines/U.S. News)
[From NPR.org] The Platform Committee for the Republican National Convention has launched a Web site to introduce participatory democracy to the platform-writing process. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) says ...
49. The Deliberative Democracy Handbook
(Resources/Member Contributions)
... 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 ...
50. The Next Form of Democracy
(Resources/Member Contributions)
In the 20th century, public life revolved around government; in the 21st century, it will center on citizens Beneath the national radar, the relationship between citizens and government is undergoing ...
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