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Equitable Development Toolkit - PolicyLink

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PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works.
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Texas SB1 | 2013 | 83rd Legislature 2nd Special Session

Texas SB1 | 2013 | 83rd Legislature 2nd Special Session | Repairing Our Broken Government | Scoop.it
Summary (2013-07-11) Relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; providing penalties. [Left pending in committee]
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Gutmann, A. and Thompson, D.: Why Deliberative Democracy?

Gutmann, A. and Thompson, D.: Why Deliberative Democracy? | Repairing Our Broken Government | Scoop.it
Description of the book Why Deliberative Democracy? by Gutmann, A. and Thompson, D., published by Princeton University Press
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Center for Deliberative Democracy

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The Center for Deliberative Democracy, housed in the Department of Communication at Stanford University, is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling...
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Deliberative democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Deliberative democracy or discursive democracy is a form of democracy in which deliberation is central to decision making. It adopts elements of both consensus decision-making and majority rule. Deliberative democracy differs from traditional democratic theory in that authentic deliberation, not mere voting, is the primary source of legitimacy for the law.

Deliberative democracy is compatible with both representative democracy and direct democracy. Some practitioners and theorists use the term to encompass representative bodies whose members authentically deliberate on legislation without unequal distributions of power, while others use the term exclusively to refer to decision-making directly by lay citizens, as in direct democracy.

The term "deliberative democracy" was originally coined by Joseph M. Bessette in his 1980 work "Deliberative Democracy: The Majority Principle in Republican Government."

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Some Lawmakers Want To Put Politics Aside : NPR

Some Lawmakers Want To Put Politics Aside : NPR | Repairing Our Broken Government | Scoop.it

[T]hese days, many people have tough questions for our leaders in Washington, or one in particular, and that is, why can't the two political parties in Washington work together? Why can't they get anything done?

 

Well, some members of Congress say they are also frustrated. More than 70 members of Congress from both parties have joined a group called  No Labels. That's a coalition of officeholders from every level of government who are trying to develop legislation they think both parties can get behind. We wanted to know more about that, so we're joined now by Congressman Reid Ribble. He's a Republican. He represents Wisconsin's 8th district, which includes Green Bay and Appleton. Also with us, Congressman Jim Cooper. He is a Democrat. He represents Tennessee's 5th district, which includes Nashville. They were both kind enough to join us in our Washington, D.C. studios. Thank you both so much for joining us.

 

CONGRESSMAN REID RIBBLE: Happy to be here.

 

CONGRESSMAN JIM COOPER: Thank you. Thank you, Michel.

 

Read/Listen at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=204550145


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The Deliberative Democracy Consortium

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Deliberative Democracy Consortium, a global network of researchers and practitioners working to advance deliberative democracy.
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