Journal of Public Deliberation is a peer reviewed, open access journal with the principal objective of synthesizing the research, opinion, projects, experiments and experiences of academics and practitioners in the multi-disciplinary field of "deliberative democracy."
Current Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1 (2014) Special Issue: State of the FieldThis is a special issue that assess the state of our field, celebrates our successes, and calls for future innovative work. The authors are scholars and practitioners who represent the diversity of our field and provide a wide range of perspectives on deliberation, dialogue, participation, and civic life. The ideas from this issue will be discussed at the upcoming Frontiers of Democracy conference, after which the editors will write an "afterword" reflecting on lessons learned.
The State of Our Field: Introduction to the Special Issue
Laura W. Black, Nancy L. Thomas, and Timothy J. Shaffer PhD
The Scope of the Field
Deliberative Democracy, Public Work, and Civic Agency
Harry C. Boyte
A Brief Reflection on the Brazilian Participatory Experience
Vera Schattan Pereira Coelho
Key Challenges Facing the Field of Deliberative Democracy
Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer
Promising Future Directions
The Critical Role of Local Centers and Institutes in Advancing Deliberative Democracy
Martin Carcasson Ph.D.
A Path to the Next Form of (Deliberative) Democracy
Patrick L. Scully
The Compost of Disagreement: Creating Safe Spaces for Engagement and Action
Michele Holt-Shannon and Bruce L. Mallory