Civic Education: Practical Guidance Note.
Bureau for Development Policy, Democratic Governance Group, United
Nations Development Programme. (2004)
This is an excellent introductory how-to-guide on civic education with case studies of UNDP initiatives around the world.
Deliberative Democratic: Theory and the Key Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovations of 21st Century Democracy”. John Gastil
This lecture delivered by John Gastil provides a useful overview of the
theory of deliberative democracy including a list of resources and
“Deliberative Democracy in Practice: The Perspectives of Practitioners in Germany and Britain” by Emmeline Cooper
This research paper examines the ways in which deliberative forums are currently practiced in Germany and the UK.
“Public Deliberation: A Manager’s Guide to Citizen Engagement”. Carolyn
J. Lukensmeyer and Lars Hasselblad Torres, America Speaks for IMB
Centre for the Business of Government
This guide, is designed for public administrators and outlines some concepts and practical tools for citizen engagement.
The deliberative democracy handbook: Strategies for Effective Civic
Engagement in the Twenty-first entury. Edited by Gastil, J., &
Levine, P. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass. (2005)
The Handbook is a great resource for democratic practitioners and
theorists alike. It combines rich case material from many cities and
types of institutional settings with careful reflection on core
principles. It opens a spacious window on the innovativeness of
citizens in the U.S. (and around the world) and shows how the varied
practices of deliberative democracy are part of a larger civic renewal
movement. The Hand book is a priced publication. Copies can be ordered
from the web link given above.