The Critical Role of Local Centers and Institutes in Advancing Deliberative Democracy

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Utilizing the development and early history of the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation as an example, this paper makes the case for expanding the number of and the level of support for such campus-based centers as critical resources for expanding deliberative democracy. Due to their ability to not only provide deliberative capacity to the community, but also to attract students to our field and equip with them with essential skills, to strengthen the connection of colleges and universities to their local communities, and to contribute to the further development of deliberative theory and practice, these local “hubs of democracy” represent a natural “win-win-win-win” that warrants significant focus as we work to develop the deliberative culture of our communities.

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student engagement, community problem-solving, centers and institutes, community capacity

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Carcasson M., (2014) “The Critical Role of Local Centers and Institutes in Advancing Deliberative Democracy”, Journal of Public Deliberation 10(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.199

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Martin Carcasson (Colorado State University - Fort Collins)

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