January 2019 Bulletin

Hello Friends of Deliberative Democracy– Happy New Year to you and yours! 2019 seems to have sneaked up fast, and here we are nearly into February. There are so many interesting new developments that I couldn’t possibly include them all. So below, please find a smattering. Plus some DDC news—a new membership structure, an upcoming […]

October 2018 Bulletin

DEAR FRIENDS OF DELIBERATIVE DEMOCRACY — Well don’t I owe you all an apology for staying away so long? But I’m glad to be back with lots of interesting fall reading to tide you over until next time. But then, as this email sat in my outbox, we in the United States suffered a week […]

March Bulletin

Hello Friends of Deliberative Democracy— Happy Spring to all (though I know many of us are still tending to our relationship with an extended winter). Some New Reports Out There Check out this important new report from our friends at Philanthropy Northwest, “The Promise and Challenge of Community Democracy.” It is chock-full of interesting findings […]

February Bulletin

Hello Friends and Champions of Deliberative Democracy— Happy February to you all. My favorite Valentine showed up yesterday in The New York Times, which quoted Obaid Malik as saying: “People are still going to go out and do their thing and have fun—maybe just in different ways. You can’t ban love,” after Pakistan prohibited Valentine’s Day […]

January Bulletin – Happy New Year!

Hello Friends and Fellows of Deliberative Democracy– Happy New Year! Despite a good deal of evidence to the contrary, I have high hopes for democracy in 2018. I see your posts on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram—as well as your year-end newsletters—and I feel tremendously buoyed by knowing you are all out there thinking and […]

October Bulletin

Hello Deliberative Democracy Pals— I hope you all are enjoying the same kind of delicious fall we are here in the Pacific Northwest (except for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere. . . in your case, I hope it is an equally delicious spring). Interesting Reading Here is some more reporting on James Fishkin’s […]

Hello Friends of Deliberative Democracy— Holy smokes, life takes over.  But I’m glad to find you here, and happy Fall!  Here’s a good smattering of what’s going on out there in Deliberative Democracy Land: Interesting Reading The summer edition of Daedalus features thirteen essays on “The Prospects & Limits of Deliberative Democracy” (guest edited by […]

June DDC Bulletin

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 […]