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The Deliberative Fix? The Role of Staged Deliberation in a Deliberative...

In this paper presented at the 2004 Political Studies Association conference (University of Lincoln, UK), authors Nicola Thompson and Derek R. Bell begin by setting deliberative events in a broader...

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Stealth Democracy: Americans’ Beliefs about How Government Should Work

Examining how people want their democratic government to work, the study chronicled in this 2002 book finds that Americans don’t like many of the practices associated with democracy: the conflicts, the...

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Deliberative Democracy’s Attempt to Turn Politics into Law

Drawing on an example of President Bush’s decision as to whether or not to fund stem cell research, author Christopher H. Schroeder explores in this 2001 article what it takes to make a possible...

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Who Wants to Deliberate – and Why?

Who Wants to Deliberate – and Why? is an article published as part of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Faculty Research Working Paper Series, co-authored by Michael Neblo, Kevin Esterling, Ryan Kennedy,...

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Deterring Fake Public Participation

Fake public participation is widespread in United States government and in governments all over the world. Since fake public participation undermines true public participation, good government...

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Deliberative Democracy or Discursively Biased? Perth’s Dialogue with the City...

The author of this article is Paul J. Maginna of the School of Earth and Geographical Sciences at the University of Western Australia. Published in the Journal Space and Polity, Volume 11, Issue 3...

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Pathways to Participation

Pathways to Participation is a 2011 report from the UK that explores why and how people participate in their society. Tim Hughes, one of the report researchers, pointed out in an email to NCDD member...

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Five Assumptions Academics Make About Public Deliberation, And Why They...

This 2011 article by NCDD member Caroline W. Lee of Lafayette College was published in Volume 7 of the Journal of Public Deliberation. A free download of the article is available at...

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Localizing Development: Does Participation Work?

This Policy Research Report (2013) from the World Bank analyzes community development and decentralization projects, showing that such projects often fail to be sensitive to complex contexts –...

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From Fairy Tale to Reality: Dispelling the Myths around Citizen Engagement

Citizen engagement has become increasingly important in the last ten years, but we have barely scraped the surface of what innovative public engagement can do for public services, communities and...

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Leave-Us-Alone Democracy

Editorial addressing a study showing that people don’t want more political power, and that many would prefer less. The study by John R. Hibbing and Elizabeth A. Theiss-Morse concluded that people want...

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The Pitfalls of Dialogue

This article, written by a Palestinian attorney with many years of dialogue experience, describes some common problems with intergroup dialogue and suggests some basic solutions. Author Jonathan Kuttab...

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Stealth Democracy: Americans’ Beliefs about How Government Should Work

Examining how people want their democratic government to work, the study chronicled in this 2002 book finds that Americans don’t like many of the practices associated with democracy: the conflicts, the...

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The Pitfalls of Dialogue

This article, written by a Palestinian attorney with many years of dialogue experience, describes some common problems with intergroup dialogue and suggests some basic solutions. Author Jonathan Kuttab...

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Stealth Democracy: Americans’ Beliefs about How Government Should Work

Examining how people want their democratic government to work, the study chronicled in this 2002 book finds that Americans don’t like many of the practices associated with democracy: the conflicts, the...

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Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism

This 2010 book by Henry Giroux capitalizes upon the popularity of zombies, exploring the relevance of the metaphor they provide for examining the political and pedagogical conditions that have produced...

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The Pitfalls of Dialogue

This article, written by a Palestinian attorney with many years of dialogue experience, describes some common problems with intergroup dialogue and suggests some basic solutions. Author Jonathan Kuttab...

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Leave-Us-Alone Democracy

Editorial addressing a study showing that people don’t want more political power, and that many would prefer less. The study by John R. Hibbing and Elizabeth A. Theiss-Morse concluded that people want...

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The Pitfalls of Dialogue

This article, written by a Palestinian attorney with many years of dialogue experience, describes some common problems with intergroup dialogue and suggests some basic solutions. Author Jonathan Kuttab...

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The Deliberative Fix? The Role of Staged Deliberation in a Deliberative...

In this paper presented at the 2004 Political Studies Association conference (University of Lincoln, UK), authors Nicola Thompson and Derek R. Bell begin by setting deliberative events in a broader...

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