Monthly Archives: December 2012

31 12, 2012

Journal for Public Deliberation Releases Issue on Participatory Budgeting

By | December 31st, 2012|Participatory Budgeting|1 Comment

Hot off the presses: Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2 (2012) The Spread of Participatory Budgeting Across the Globe: Adoption, Adaptation, and Impacts Guest Editors: Janette Hartz-Karp, Curtin University & Briam Wampler, Boise State University Since its humble beginnings in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre in the early 1990s, Participatory Budgeting (PB) programs [...]

18 12, 2012

Daily Beast Interactive Sound-Off on Gun Control

By | December 18th, 2012|Dialogue, Social Media|2 Comments

In the wake of last week's sad events, there's been some interesting activity on various news sites and social media with regard to online dialogue and deliberation. Here's an experiment run by The Daily Beast: an interactive sound-off on gun control that invites readers to answer why they own a gun or why not. From their page: [...]

18 12, 2012

Brad Rourke: Nine Rules For Discussing Tough Issues Online

By | December 18th, 2012|Facilitation, Social Media|1 Comment

Brad Rourke shared a few observations yesterday regarding the conversation on social media he's seen following last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: Anger In Online Interactions More troubling, though, is to observe how difficult it seems to be for people to be civil to one another. I see thread after thread (especially on Facebook) devolve [...]

13 12, 2012

NCDD Catalyst: Join the Planning Call “TV Entertainment”

By | December 13th, 2012|Events|1 Comment

Update 2012/12/17: This call will held on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 1pm Pacific Time. Please contact us for dial-in instructions. Thanks! On Tuesday, the NCDD Catalyst Awards review board shared their initial feedback regarding the TV entertainment proposal, for which I currently serve as the coordinator. As was to be expected, the "grades" leave room [...]

13 12, 2012

IMPACT Final Prototype Released

By | December 13th, 2012|Europe, Radar|0 Comments

IMPACT (that's short for "Integrated Method for Policy Making Using Argument Modelling and Computer Assisted Text Analysis"), an EU project I mentioned earlier this year, just announced the release of its final prototype. From the homepage: Dear Guest, Welcome to the IMPACT toolbox (final prototype) The idea of the IMPACT toolbox is to provide software [...]

1 12, 2012

Top Posts November 2012

By | December 1st, 2012|About|0 Comments

Among our more recent posts, the following three were the ones that got the most traffic in November: Participation Cymru Releases Public Participation Evaluation Toolkit Montevideo Declaration on Modern Direct Democracy Participation Compass: New Hub for Participation Practitioners Topping the charts once again were these three:  What Is Government 2.0? What Is Public Participation? New [...]