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Do-It-Yourself DemocracyThe Rise of the Public Engagement Industry$
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Caroline W. Lee

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199987269

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.001.0001

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Democracy in Miniature

Democracy in Miniature

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(p.11) 1 Democracy in Miniature
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Do-It-Yourself Democracy
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Caroline W. Lee

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.003.0002

What does public engagement look like today? Chapter 1 introduces a typical deliberative process through an extended ethnographic account of Community Congress III, a multimillion-dollar public engagement initiative to plan the rebuilding of New Orleans in the wake of Katrina. The central contradictions explored in the book are revealed in this case, which captures the stark poignancies of a red carpet event for the poorest of the urban poor, honored in hotel ballrooms across the country as civic heroes for a day. The chapter makes the case for an institutional approach to understanding the role of engagement in American life. It describes the methods for studying deliberative democracy as an organizational strategy and presents a guide to the rest of the book.

Keywords:   public engagement, Katrina, Community Congress III, deliberative democracy, organizational strategy, New Orleans

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