HELLO FRIENDS OF DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY —

Welcome back to the DDC Bulletin! Below you’ll find announcements, news of note, interesting reading, and deliberative democracy ephemera.

BACK IN THE 21ST CENTURY
DDC’s new website is up and running!  If you have articles, links, blog posts, book reviews, or news for the good of the order, send them to Wendy Willis andwendywddc@gmail.com.

INTERESTING READING
There is a wide variety of fascinating and useful articles in the most recent edition of Journal of Public Deliberation. There are articles on everything from children in deliberative democracy to deliberative technology. Take a look!

Check out this Australian take on why deliberative democracy needs theorists and practitioners to work together.

Michael A. Neblo, et al. argue in the journal Science that decision-makers should move from the consultative frame of  “What do you want?” to the deliberative one of “What should we do?”  The original article is behind a paywall, but you can get a summary here.

There is this article that recently came out from Simone Chambers on balancing the need for expertise with the imperative of equal participation in deliberative processes.

There is also this piece by DDC member Peter Levine on the hollowing out of U.S. democracy. You won’t want to miss the SPUD framework.

And this important article by Harry Boyte about the role of higher education in restoring democratic culture.

Here is an argument for deliberative democracy in Nepal. And . . .deliberative polling on Mongolia’s constitution!

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Don’t forget to register for Frontiers of Democracy, this June 22-24, at Tufts.  Plus, there is a pre-conference Symposium on Deliberative Democracy in an Era of Rising Authoritarianism on June 22.  Register here.

DDC Member, Everyday Democracy, is looking for nominations for the  Paul and Joyce Aicher Leadership in Democracy Award. This will be an annual $10,000 award to an individual and/or organization whose work and accomplishments embody the Aichers’ values such as voice, connection, racial equity, & community change.

If you are interested in becoming a member of DDC, contact Wendy Willis atwendywddc@gmail.com.

LOOKING AHEAD
DDC will be holding one of its ever-popular Research and Practitioner meetings this fall in Chicago.  Keep your eyes open for details!

Stay in touch!

Wendy

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