Book News: January 17th, 2006

Edited by John Gastil and Peter LevineThe Deliberative Democracy Handbook is a resource for democratic practitioners and theorists alike. It sets out strategies for effective civic engagement in the Twenty-first Century. The book 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. 21.99 pounds.