An Introduction to Deliberative Civic Engagement

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This chapter provides an overview of deliberative civic engagement, an umbrella term for a wide variety of processes that enable citizens, civic leaders, and government officials to come together in public spaces where they can engage in constructive, informed, and decisive dialogue about important public issues. The chapter also defines related terms and discusses some variations among deliberative processes. It asserts that despite growing interest in deliberative civic engagement, research and practice are fragmented for a number of reasons, including its historic and current focus, multi-and interdisciplinary nature, theoretical and practical orientation, and diversity of application. These problems fanned the desire for creating this book, which represents the most comprehensive assessment of deliberative civic engagement available. The chapter concludes with a brief overview of the book.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDemocracy in Motion
Subtitle of host publicationEvaluating the Practice and Impact of Deliberative Civic Engagement
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199980147
ISBN (Print)9780199899265
StatePublished - Jan 24 2013


  • Citizen participation
  • Deliberative civic engagement
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Deliberative processes
  • Dialogue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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