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About Public Deliberation

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.

Journal of Public Deliberation is the product of collaboration between deliberative scholars and practitioners from around the globe. The journal was founded in 2005 as an initiative by the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC). In November 2010, The International Journal for Public Participation (2007 - 2010) merged with JPD as a joint venture between the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). Archived issues of IJP2 can be found here.

The newDemocracy Foundation, which has long been associated with the journal through its membership in DDC, officially became a major sponsor of the Journal of Public Deliberation in 2017. JPD editors are excited about this collaboration with newDemocracy Foundation as it helps to strengthen the international networks for public deliberation scholarship and practice.