Resolving Community Conflicts and Problems

Resolving Community Conflicts and Problems

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Public deliberation and group discussion can strengthen civil society, even when participants share a historical animosity. Recently, scholars have begun to study the dialogue that sustains these conversations, especially its power to unite and divide. In these twenty-four essays, contributors read public exchanges and their sustained dialogue in the context of race relations, social justice, ethnic conflicts, public safety, public management, community design, and family therapy. They especially focus on the college campus and its network of organizations and actors, in which open discussion might seem like an idealistic if not foolhardy gesture, but nevertheless is a crucial component of civic harmony.Public Deliberation and Sustained Dialogue Roger A. Lohmann, Jon Van Til, Dolly Ford ... Particularly significant here are the books by Saunders (2005) and Voorhees (2002); the many Kettering issue books, papers, and ... Important as these testimonies and guidebooks to organization are, and their value is indisputable, no movement can sustain and ... theories of deliberative democracy (Cooke 2000; Fishkin and Laslett 2003; Gates and Oa#39;Connor 2000; Gutmann and Thompsonanbsp;...

Title:Resolving Community Conflicts and Problems
Author:Roger A. Lohmann, Jon Van Til, Dolly Ford
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2010-11-22


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