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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...
  • Since the emergence of the so called Web2.0, internet technologies have greatly expanded the possibilities for people to interact and discuss; but how many times have we found ourselves trapped in endless debates about everyday facts? Social networks have greatly contributed in re-shaping the idea of online interactions, but their...
  • 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...
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    Definition Online consultations or e-consultations refer to an exchange between government and citizens using the Internet. They are one form of online deliberation . Further, online consultation consists in using the Internet to ask a group of people their opinion on one or more specific topics, allowing for trade-offs between...
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