Democracy in Motion: Evaluating the Practice and Impact of Deliberative Civic Engagement

Paperback | October 12, 2012

EditorTina Nabatchi, John Gastil, Matt Leighninger

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Although the field of deliberative civic engagement is growing rapidly around the world, our knowledge and understanding of its practice and impacts remain highly fragmented. Democracy in Motion represents the first comprehensive attempt to assess the practice and impact of deliberative civicengagement. Organized in a series of chapters that address the big questions of deliberative civic engagement, it uses theory, research, and practice from around the world to explore what we know about, how we know it, and what remains to be understood. More than a simple summary of research, the book is designed to be accessible and useful to a wide variety of audiences, from scholars and practitioners working in numerous disciplines and fields, to public officials, activists, and average citizens who are seeking to utilize deliberative civicengagement in their communities. The book significantly enhances current scholarship, serving as a guide to existing research and identifying useful future research. It also has promise for enhancing practice, for example by helping practitioners, public officials, and others better think throughand articulate issues of design and outcomes, thus enabling them to garner more support for public deliberation activities. In addition, by identifying what remains to be learned about public deliberation, practitioners and public officials may be inspired to connect with scholars to conductresearch and evaluations of their efforts.

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Although the field of deliberative civic engagement is growing rapidly around the world, our knowledge and understanding of its practice and impacts remain highly fragmented. Democracy in Motion represents the first comprehensive attempt to assess the practice and impact of deliberative civicengagement. Organized in a series of chapter...

Tina Nabatchi is Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. John Gastil is Professor of Communication and Political Science at The University of Washington. He is soon to leave U Washington and become Head of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199899282

ISBN - 13:9780199899289

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AcknowledgementsAbout the EditorsAbout the AuthorsEditorial AssistantsPart I: Overview1. Tina Nabatchi: Introduction to Deliberative Civic Engagement2. Matt Leighninger: Mapping Deliberative Civic Engagement: Pictures From a (R)evolutionPart II: Process and Design3. David Ryfe and Brittany Stalsburg: Who Deliberates? Recruitment and Participation in Deliberative Civic Engagement4. Laura Black: How People Communicate During Deliberative Events5. Alice Siu and Dragan M. Stanisevski: Deliberative Inclusion in Multicultural Societies6. Todd Davies and Reid Chandler: Online Deliberation Design: Choices, Criteria, and EvidencePart III: Outcomes and Evaluation7. Heather Pincock: Does Deliberation Make Better Citizens?8. Bo I. Kinney: Deliberation's Contribution to Community Capacity-Building9. Gregory Barrett, Miriam Wyman, and Vera Schattan P. Coehlo: Assessing the Policy Impacts of Deliberative Civic Engagement10. John Gastil, Katie Knobloch, and Meghan B. Kelly: Evaluating Deliberative Public Events and ProjectsPart III: Conclusion11. Loren Collingwood and Justin Reedy: Listening and Responding to Critics of Deliberative Civic Engagement12. Michael Weiksner, John Gastil, Tina Nabatchi, and Matt Leighninger: Advancing the Theory and Practice of Deliberative Civic Engagement: A Secular HymnalReferences