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    21st Century Town Meetings are Town Meetings as open fora for citizens to deliberate and decide on political issues employing modern communication technologies. Participants The participants in 21st Century Town Meetings are usually ordinary citizens who have no particular expertise in the topic under discussions. They are not stakeholders or...
  • 1st version 05/16 by Eleonora Schettini M. Cunha, UFMG, Brazil. Definition Os conselhos de políticas públicas[1] são estruturas político-institucionais permanentes vinculados à estrutura administrativa do Estado brasileiro, em seus três níveis de governo (União, estados e municípios) e relacionados a uma área de política pública. Eles são híbridos em sua...
  • Note: the following article is a stub. Please help us complete it. Definition "Empathic listening (also called active listening or reflective listening) is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding and trust." Source: Richard Salem, "Empathetic Listening". http://www.beyondintractability.org/essay/empathic-listening Problems and Purpose History For a...
  • This conference was constructed after the Danish Consensus model: a three to four day public conference at which both technically and socially relevant aspects of a new technology are discussed. It is usually divided into four stages: selection of an overall topic; recruitment and selection of the lay panel members;...
  • Neighbourhood councils have been a part of Québec city’s democratic life for 20 years. The first experiences were implemented by the Ville de Québec in 1993, in order to get the citizens more closely involved in municipal politics. The concept was extended to the whole city territory in 1997. Today,...
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