“It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak and another to hear.” ~Henry David Thoreau It was the kind of dinner party I dream of. There were candles. And flowers. There was wine. And falafel and tabbouleh and kabobs from the legendary Nicholas Restaurant. And most importantly: nine super-smart people—each of them […]
How do practitioners communicate effectively and ethically to decision makers, stakeholders, journalists, and community members who do not participate in our forums? This is the challenge of publicity.
In March 2012, Elliot Shuford of the Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review participated in a colloquium on deliberative democracy organized by the Participatory Governance Initiative of Arizona State University.
Take note, fellow deliberationistas. The value of deliberation has become more widely apparent, finding its way into its first rallying cry.