2009 Higher Education Exchange Available

Every institution that has a role to play in public life must answer the question: what are you doing to support and legitimate the work of citizens as they go about creating and building democracy? Many institutions do little to support the work of citizens but there are always exceptions. The 2009 issue of Higher Education Exchange, edited by David W. Brown and Deborah Witte, presents examples of a few narratives of experiences of citizens working alongside professionals in higher education. The issue includes articles by Noelle McAfee, Matthew McKinney, Denise Dowling, and David Mathews, as well as interviews with Deborah Wadsworth, chair of the board of trustees for Bennington College, and Matt Leighninger, executive director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium. A review of Clay Shirky's Here Comes Everybody examines the role of technology in new ways of citizen action.