Resolving Community Conflicts and Problems: Public Deliberation and Sustained Dialogue by Roger A. Lohmann

Resolving Community Conflicts and Problems: Public Deliberation and Sustained Dialogue

byRoger A. Lohmann, Jon Van Til, Dolly Ford

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Public deliberation and group discussion can strengthen civil society, even when participants share a historical animosity. Recently, scholars have begun to study the dialogue that sustains these conversations, especially its power to unite and divide. In these twenty-four essays, contributors read public exchanges and their sustained dialogue in the context of race relations, social justice, ethnic conflicts, public safety, public management, community design, and family therapy. They especially focus on the college campus and its network of organizations and actors, in which open discussion might seem like an idealistic if not foolhardy gesture, but nevertheless is a crucial component of civic harmony.

Roger A. Lohmann is emeritus professor of social work at West Virginia University, where he was the founder of the Nova Institute. He is also president of the theory section of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), former editor of the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Journal, and t...
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Title:Resolving Community Conflicts and Problems: Public Deliberation and Sustained DialogueFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 22, 2010Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Sustained Dialogue and Public Deliberation: The Role of Public Conversation in a Growing Civil Society and Commons, by Roger Lohmann, Jon Van Til, and Dolly Ford
Section 1. Basic Statements
Introduction
1. The Structure of Sustained Dialogue and Public Deliberation, by Jon Van Til
2. The Sustained Dialogue Model: Transforming Relationships, Designing Change, by Harold H. Saunders and Priya Narayan Parker
3. Sustained Dialogue in Action, by Harold H. Saunders and Priya Narayan Parker
4. Sustained Dialogue and Public Deliberation: Making the Connection, by David Robinson
5. Let's Talk: Dialogue and Deliberation in Higher Education, by Lisa Bedinger
6. Deliberation, Dialogue, and Deliberative Democracy in Social Work Education and Practice, by Roger A. Lohmann and Nancy Lohmann
Section 2. Sustained Dialogue in Practice
Introduction
7. Diving In: A Handbook for Improving Race Relations on College Campuses Through the Process of Sustained Dialogue, by David Tukey and Teddy Nemeroff
8. Derry Exceptionalism and an Organic Model of Sustained Dialogue, by Nick Acheson and Carl Milofsky
9. The Role of Dialogue in Achieving Social Justice at a Large Public University, by Jennifer McIntosh and Charles Morris
10. A Public Safety Process: Sustained Dialogue for Situational Policing, by James J. Nolan, Norman Conti, and Corey Colyer
11. Facilitating Neighborhood Growth: A Commonsense Approach to Public Safety from the Relational Paradigm, by James J. Nolan, Ronald Althouse, and Jeri Kirby
Section 3. Public Deliberation in Practice
Introduction
12. The Deliberative Posture, by David Ryfe
13. Public Deliberation and Dialogue in Public Management, by David G. Williams
14. Deliberation and Dialogue and Commons Theory, by Roger A. Lohmann
15. Question Mapping: A Method for Organizing and Sustaining Dialogue, by Richard F. Ludeman and Erna Gelles
16. Applying Family Therapy Principles to the Body Politic Through Sustained Dialogue, by Neal Newfield and Susan Newfield
Section 4. Building Practice and Research
Introduction
17. Social Entrepreneurship in the Practice of Deliberation and Dialogue, by Roger A. Lohmann
18. The Future of Deliberation and Dialogue Studies, by Jon Van Til and Dolly Ford
List of Contributors
Appendix: Core Principles for Public Engagement
References
Index

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Resolving Community Conflicts and Problems is a very timely, substantive, and much needed addition to the literature. Far too little is available on the topic of public deliberation and sustained dialogue. I have little doubt that this book will provide an important contribution to the field.