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Democratic Dialogue - A Handbook for Practitioners

The United Nations Development Programme Crisis Prevention and Recovery group has published Democratic Dialogue - A Handbook for Practitioners. This 2007 publication is a well-developed 262-page collection of information and advice from experienced dialogue practitioners, and best of all, it is available at no cost. The handbook, written by Bettye Pruitt and Philip Thomas, includes numerous international examples to illustrate key ideas. Here’s the description:

The Handbook on Democratic Dialogue has been a joint effort of The Canadian International Development Association (CIDA), International IDEA, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), receiving valuable input from a wider network of organizations. This Handbook has been designed to reflect current practice in the field of dialogue and to draw on concrete experiences of practitioners in various regions and of various actors involved in these processes. It seeks to consolidate emerging learning ? both in terms of the conceptual framework supporting dialogue, and practical experiences in the design, facilitation and assessment of such processes on the ground. It also offers a comprehensive mapping of the process tools that can be used to support dialogue initiatives, thereby expanding the toolbox currently available to practitioners.

The Handbook on Democratic Dialogue is available here as a pdf.

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2008 02 24 | Filed under Learning Objects  

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