Submitted by Kettering Blog on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 13:06
On “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” conservative columnist Peggy Noonan made an observation that echoes a finding that KF has found in much of its research about citizens’ judgment on major issues.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 12:55
The National Issues Forums Institute has released an Issue Advisorythat contains materials that communities might wish to use in deliberating over the issues raised by the tragic events in Newtown, CT, in December last year. It's not a full issue guide, but a basic outline of the options, entitled "How Can We Stop Mass Shootings in Our Communities?"
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 09:45
Ray C. Minor, a veteran executive with experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, has joined the Kettering Foundation as a program officer. In his position as program officer, Minor will take a lead role in the Kettering Foundation’s research with public administrators and on the political engagement of college students.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 09:31
Brad Rourke will join the Kettering Foundation as a program officer, effective February 1. Rourke has worked with Kettering in various ways since 1998 and has been an associate of the foundation since 2005.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 09:36
One of the problems of democracy is the tendency for citizens to make hasty decisions or poor judgments. Kettering’s long-running experiments with deliberative forums were designed, in part, in response to this challenge. Each year Kettering and NIFI commission issue guides and reports offer a frame that can support public deliberation about a specific public challenge. These reports help illuminate how the public thinks about an issue when they are confronted with tensions in making a decision about a wicked problem, such as healthcare. To better understand this process I recently sat down with John Doble to discuss the state of opinion polling and public judgment.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 09:01
The inquiry described in this Kettering Foundation occasional paper is located within a current debate in philanthropy and among its critics about the behavior of public foundations (including community foundations) and private foundations alike.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 08:58
This Kettering Foundation Working Paper describes a project by researchers from Public Agenda and the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation that examined the impacts of framing and experience with deliberative issue framing.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 15:36
While pundits say that most Americans are unrealistic about the scope of the debt problem and unwilling to support needed changes, Jean Johnson reports that deliberations by groups of citizens around the country suggest that, in fact, this is an issue where solutions exist and are within reach.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 11:44
In Voice and Judgment: The Practice of Public Politics, Robert Kingston, senior associate of the Kettering Foundation, provides a comprehensive analysis of the continuing public deliberations carried out, nationwide, over the past 30-some years, under the auspices of the National Issues Forums and other organizations.