Inside Public Judgment

New Informational Booklet About KF Now Available

This booklet provides a brief introduction to the Kettering Foundation and its research, the main focus of which is understanding what it takes to make democracy work as it should.

New from the Kettering Foundation---Democratizing Deliberation: A Political Theory Anthology

A new book from the Kettering Foundation Press, Democratizing Deliberation, brings together recent and cutting-edge political theory scholarship on deliberative democracy.

The 2011 issue of the Higher Education Exchange Is Now Available Online

The 2011 issue of the Higher Education Exchange seeks to address the question, “What if the real school of education at a university is, in fact, the entire institution itself; that is, the university or community college as a whole?”

Golden Governance: Building Effective Public Engagement in California

Research exchanges at Kettering feature an ever-shifting cast of old and new friends whose interests and inquiries shed light on and complement our lines of inquiry. We are more than refreshed by these exchanges; we meet with people and organizations that further our work.

New KF Working Paper - Because I Can: Exploring Faculty Civic Agency

This working paper reflects a series of conversations that have been taking place within the Kettering Foundation’s research on the democratic mission of higher education. In our research, we have noticed that many of the most innovative efforts have come from faculty who are deeply frustrated with narrow conceptions of what counts as scholarship and seek to connect their professional work with deeply held civic aspirations.

Collaboration and the Ecology of Democracy

This Kettering Foundation report explores the features and implications of citizen-driven, multi-party collaboration. Authors Kemmis and McKinney regard this problem solving across deep ideological and interest group divides as an important, but still emerging, form of democracy.

New Podcast by Scott London Now Available: What Does Economic Security Mean for Citizens, Policymakers?

As a recent op-edin the New York Times noted, one major difference between the way Americans faced the Great Depression of the 1930s and the woeful economic situation of today is how we talk talk about it.

Health Care and Deliberation

Deliberative forums could provide crucial insights into what the public thinks about reforming the health care system. The Kettering Cousins Research Group, an ever-changing group of Kettering staff and associates, has been looking into the impact of federal policies on the ability of citizens and communities to carry out their responsibility in a democracy.

Verdict on Health Care Reform

Public's made progress, but still hasn’t come to grips with costs of making health care a universal right, judges rule in mock trial. The American public is more aware of the costs of health-care reform than it was 15 years ago, but still hasn’t resolved the trade-offs associated with making health care a universal right, raising questions about the Obama administration’s goal of reform this year. This was the ruling by a panel of five “judges” in a mock trial at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., earlier this spring.

Kettering Board Elects Vice Presidents

The Kettering Foundation’s Board of Trustees has elected John R. Dedrick and Maxine S. Thomas vice presidents. A political scientist, Dedrick has served as the foundation’s program director since 2004 and will continue to provide direction for contract research, staff associates, scholars-in-residence, and publications.