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Public Deliberation As A Tool For Managing The Commons: A Case Study Of The Bloomington Community Orchard, Lisa-Marie Napoli Dec 2015

Public Deliberation As A Tool For Managing The Commons: A Case Study Of The Bloomington Community Orchard, Lisa-Marie Napoli

Journal of Public Deliberation

This essay focuses on how public deliberation is used as a tool for managing the commons. Through the lens of Elinor Ostrom's research of managing the commons, the Bloomington Community Orchard is analyzed as a case study to better understand the value of the process of public deliberation as a tool for managing the commons and the importance of timing for implementation.


Review Of The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, And Institutions By Christopher F. Karpowitz And Tali Mendelberg (Princeton, Nj: Princeton University Press, 2014)., Nicholas A. Felts May 2015

Review Of The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, And Institutions By Christopher F. Karpowitz And Tali Mendelberg (Princeton, Nj: Princeton University Press, 2014)., Nicholas A. Felts

Journal of Public Deliberation

Review of The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions by Christopher F. Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014).


Review Of Everyone Counts: Could Participatory Budgeting Change Democracy By Josh Lerner (Ithaca, Ny: Cornell University Press, 2014) And Making Democracy Fun: How Game Design Can Empower Citizens And Transform Politics By Josh Lerner (Cambridge, Ma: Mit Press, 2014)., Stephanie Mcnulty May 2015

Review Of Everyone Counts: Could Participatory Budgeting Change Democracy By Josh Lerner (Ithaca, Ny: Cornell University Press, 2014) And Making Democracy Fun: How Game Design Can Empower Citizens And Transform Politics By Josh Lerner (Cambridge, Ma: Mit Press, 2014)., Stephanie Mcnulty

Journal of Public Deliberation

Review of Everyone Counts: Could Participatory Budgeting Change Democracy by Josh Lerner (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014) and Making Democracy Fun: How Game Design Can Empower Citizens and Transform Politics by Josh Lerner (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014).


Inclusion, Equality, And Discourse Quality In Citizen Deliberations On Broadband, Soo-Hye Han, William Schenck-Hamlin, Donna Schenck-Hamlin May 2015

Inclusion, Equality, And Discourse Quality In Citizen Deliberations On Broadband, Soo-Hye Han, William Schenck-Hamlin, Donna Schenck-Hamlin

Journal of Public Deliberation

Proponents of deliberative democracy have theorized that in order to contribute to improved decision-making, citizens should aim for high levels of inclusion, participation equality, and reciprocal, rational reasoning when they convene to discuss policy issues. To measure the extent to which these goals are achieved in actual practice, the authors analyzed transcripts from 13 public forums on the topic of broadband access in rural communities. Demographic attributes of participants were compared with their utterances during deliberation, coded by five quality variables: justification rationality, common good orientation, constructive politics, interactivity, and consideration of trade-offs. Analysis showed that turnout, quantity and quality ...