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

Tina Nabatchi, John Gastil, Matt Leighninger, and G. Michael Weiksner


The field of deliberative civic engagement is rapidly growing around the world—but it remains highly fragmented. Motivated by the widely recognized need to pool the collective experience and knowledge of scholars, practitioners, and advocates, this book represents the first comprehensive assessment of deliberative civic engagement. Each chapter in the book addresses a broad, yet specific “big question” about deliberative civic engagement, and reviews both published and unpublished writings across disciplines, settings, locations, and processes to assess what we know, how we know it, and what w ... More

Keywords: deliberation, deliberative civic engagement, public policy, politics, political issues, participation, democracy, researchers, practitioners, design, evaluation, theory, process, impact, opinions, reasoned opinions, activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199899265
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899265.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tina Nabatchi, editor
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

John Gastil, editor
The University of Washington

Matt Leighninger, editor
The Deliberative Democracy Consortium

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Part one Overview

Part Two Process and Design

3 The Participation and Recruitment Challenge

David Michael Ryfe and Brittany Stalsburg

5 Deliberation in Multicultural Societies

Alice Siu and Dragan Stanisevski

6 Online Deliberation Design

Todd Davies and Reid Chandler

Part Three Outcomes and Evaluation

9 Assessing the Policy Impacts of Deliberative Civic Engagement

Gregory Barrett, Miriam Wyman, and Vera Schattan P. Coelho

10 Evaluating Deliberative Public Events and Projects

John Gastil, Katie Knobloch, and Meghan Kelly

Part Four Conclusion

12 Advancing the Theory and Practice of Deliberative Civic Engagement

G. Michael Weiksner, John Gastil, Tina Nabatchi, and Matt Leighninger

End Matter