The latest from the Journal of Public Deliberation

JPDThe second issue of the Journal of Public Deliberation (Vol. 11, Issue 2) has just been published and is available online.

This issue features research from a variety of countries around the globe including Australia, Norway, Canada, and Italy.

One essay offers a new model for assessing the legitimacy of deliberative processes.  Research studies examine different deliberative designs such as citizen panels, online forums, and governance structures.

Edmonton’s Citizens’ Jury on Internet Voting is discussed in one of the articles in JPD.

The articles highlight topics such as prison systems, responses to terrorism, the implementation of online voting, and engaging youth in political discussion.  This issue also includes two practice-based Reflections from the Field: one considering how deliberation helped people collaborate on a community orchard, and another that offers lessons learned from deliberative pedagogy.  Finally, there are two book reviews that are likely to be of interest to scholars and practitioners in deliberation and public engagement.

JPD 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. We accept submissions for research articles, reflections from the field, book reviews, and proposals for special issues.  Learn more at:


We hope you enjoy the issue!

Laura Black (Editor), Nancy Thomas and Tim Shaffer (Associate Editors)




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