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9 01, 2012

OpenGov.gr: The Greek Open Government Initiative

By |2018-11-21T15:41:53+00:00January 9th, 2012|Deliberation, E-participation, Europe, Open Government, Radar|1 Comment

Via Alex Moll on Twitter, I just came across OpenGov.gr, the website for the Greek Open Government Initiative. From the English language version: Opengov.gr has been designed to serve the principles of transparency, deliberation, collaboration and accountability and includes three initiatives: Οpen calls for the recruitment of public administration officials. Top level and mid-level openings [...]

19 12, 2011

Tom Atlee: Eight Characteristics of Citizen Deliberative Councils

By |2011-12-19T10:57:58+00:00December 19th, 2011|Deliberation, Radar, Research|1 Comment

Tom Atlee is working on a new book (due out this Summer). From an email he sent this morning: My new book - "Empowering Public Wisdom: A Practical Vision of Citizen-Led Politics" - has gone through two rounds of editorial review. It is scheduled for publication in early August 2012. The publisher - North Atlantic [...]

8 12, 2011

Five Design Categories for Online Deliberation

By |2018-11-21T15:41:54+00:00December 8th, 2011|Deliberation, E-participation, Research|2 Comments

Earlier this summer, I happened to come across an excellent new article on online deliberation design. Now that it's out of draft mode, I can finally share it here. Online Deliberation Design: Choices, Criteria, and Evidence (PDF, final working version) by Todd Davies and Reid Chandler is currently in press and will appear as chapter 6 in [...]

14 06, 2011

What’s Next California: What Should The Observers Be Monitoring?

By |2018-11-21T15:41:58+00:00June 14th, 2011|Deliberation, Events|13 Comments

Following my previous post about the upcoming Deliberative Poll here in California, I have been invited to attend the event as an observer. From the invitation email: I am writing to invite you to observe an exciting civic engagement event this summer that will help chart the course for California’s future. On June 24-26, a [...]

29 05, 2011

Upcoming Deliberative Poll on California Governance Issues

By |2018-11-21T15:41:58+00:00May 29th, 2011|Deliberation|3 Comments

Now here's an interesting project, scheduled to happen in California next month (via). From the press release: Coalition of Reformers, Academics and Foundations to Conduct California’s First-Ever Statewide Deliberative Poll SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A coalition of non-partisan reform organizations, academics and journalists today announced that they will partner with Stanford University's Center for Deliberative Democracy to conduct [...]

2 05, 2011

Heierbacher: Dialogue and Deliberation as the Basis for Sustainable Decision Making

By |2011-05-02T11:25:46+00:00May 2nd, 2011|Deliberation, Dialogue|1 Comment

Sandy Heierbacher, Director of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD), gives a nice two-paragraph summary this morning of what her organization's work is all about: [...] Our most urgent problems seem even more unsolvable because of our inability to come together civilly and discuss issues and potential solutions in depth with all “sides.” [...]

29 04, 2011

C2D2: Making the Case for Dialogue and Deliberation

By |2018-11-21T15:41:59+00:00April 29th, 2011|Deliberation, Dialogue, Research, ROI|2 Comments

Another project worth mentioning that's very much related to the ROI discussions that are happening elsewhere is the Making the Case campaign by the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2). It must have launched shortly after I last wrote about their efforts back in November of last year. From the site: Dialogue and deliberation (D&D) [...]

8 03, 2011

Blast from the Past: Experiments in Wiki-Based Political Discourse from Way Back When

By |2018-11-21T15:41:59+00:00March 8th, 2011|Deliberation, Research|3 Comments

In my previous post, I mentioned that wiki-based policy crafting has been tried before. Well, I thought what better opportunity to reach deep into the archives and dig up a few related examples from around 2007/2008 (including some that tried to tackle slightly different problems, such as issue or debate mapping, but still all fairly [...]

7 03, 2011

How To Create Policy on a Wiki

By |2018-11-21T15:41:59+00:00March 7th, 2011|Collaboration, Deliberation, Radar|13 Comments

Over the weekend, I learned about LexPop, a new wiki-based site that invites participants to collaboratively craft public policy on any issue (see their current project: Policy Drive: MA Net Neutrality). From the about page (emphasis theirs): Just as pamphlets were once the most efficient and effective means for distributing ideas, so too was this type [...]

1 02, 2011

Deliberative Democracy Workshop: February 3-5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia

By |2018-11-21T15:41:59+00:00February 1st, 2011|Deliberation, Events|1 Comment

In case you haven't seen, there's a very interesting event coming up this week. The Deliberative Democracy Workshop "Connecting Research and Practice" will take place February 3-5, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. An invited workshop, it will bring together some of the leading researchers and practitioners in this field from around the world. The expected key [...]