Book News: September 12th, 2005

Editors: John Gastil and Peter LevineThe Handbook describes strategies for effective civic engagement in the twenty-first century and is a valuable 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 generates hope for a renewed democracy, tempered with critical scholarship and political realism. Most important, this handbook opens a spacious window on the innovativeness of citizens around the world and shows how the varied practices of deliberative democracy are part of a larger civic renewal movement.

Published by Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0-7879-7661-X. 36.00 US dollars.