Public Thought and Foreign Policy: Essays on Public Deliberations about Americans' Role in the World


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In this collection of essays edited by Kettering Foundation associate Robert Kingston, contributors from diverse fields suggest that ordinary citizens are capable of reasoned public deliberation on matters of critical national importance.

Drawing on experience from the 2003 National Issues Convention, this collection reveals that public deliberation is a sound and practical approach to working through difficult issues, one that can enrich and inform the dialogue of democracy.

Essays in this volume include:

  • “Public Thought and Foreign Policy,” Robert J. Kingston
  • “Americans’ Role in the World: The Philadelphia Deliberations,” John Doble
  • “Public Deliberation and Foreign Policy,” R. Claire Snyder
  • “Perspectives of a Citizen Practitioner,” Dorothy E. Battle
  • “A View from a National Issues Forums Veteran,” Joyce Hanna
  • “The Power of Deliberative Dialogue,” Scott London
  • “Three Models of Democratic Deliberation,” Noëlle McAfee
  • “Putting Deliberative Democracy to the Test,” Keith Melville

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