DDC Bulletin

The DDC Bulletin is our periodic newsletter, sharing scholarship and news from around the globe. Click through to learn more and subscribe.

Membership in DDC

DDC is an alliance of the major organizations and leading scholars working in the field of deliberation and public engagement.

Latest News

January 2019 Bulletin

Hello Friends of Deliberative Democracy– Happy New Year to you and yours!…

October 2018 Bulletin


Journal of Public Deliberation Seeks New Editors!

After five phenomenal years of leadership and editorship by Laura Black, Timothy…

The Sin of Haughty Eyes: A Civic Saturday Sermon

by Wendy Willis _____ As part of a program of Citizen University,…

Members & Partners

Institute for Local Government

The Institute for Local Government promotes good government at the local level with practical, impartial and easy-to-use resources for California communities, serving local officials’ information needs for 60 years.

Kitchen Table Democracy

Kitchen Table Democracy works with state leaders to initiate and strengthen programs for collaborative governance and democratic practice, experimenting with new forms of collaboration and supporting networks of collaborative leaders.


The Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement focuses on transforming democracy by creating a more fully engaged citizenry through social discourse, research, and educational programs.


The Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University engages in research, education, and facilitation of civic conversations to promote greater citizen participation in deliberation and public dialogue.

Carsey School of Public Policy, UNH

The mission of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is to provide top quality research, leadership development, and engaged scholarship relevant to public policy.

National Institute for Civil Discourse

NICD envisions elected officials who work collaboratively to tackle the big issues facing our country; a media that accurately informs and involves citizens; and a public that actively engages with its government.

National Civic League

The mission of the National Civic League is to advance civic engagement to create inclusive, thriving communities by inspiring, supporting and recognizing equitable approaches to community decision-making.

Kettering Foundation

The Kettering Foundation is a nonprofit operating foundation rooted in the American tradition of cooperative research. Kettering’s primary research question is, what does it take to make democracy work as it should?