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Sustaining Public Engagement - new report on how to embed deliberation in local communities


A new research report is available providing insights into how public engagement initiatives can grow into a regular practice involving people from many different parts of a community and spanning multiple issues. This report argues that the most successful of civic engagement efforts are those that address not only particular public issues such as school redistricting, domestic violence, or racism, but also improve the quality of local democratic governance. The report features concrete examples of sustained community-led dialogue and problem solving efforts that draw upon different approaches to public deliberation.

Read Sustaining Public Engagement: Embedded Deliberation in Local Communities produced in collaboration by Everyday Democracy and the Kettering Foundation.


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