Here are some of the resources that we turn to from time-to-time for common sense advice, credible information, and inspiration.
We will update Resources regularly, so please visit often.
Daniel Yankelovich. Coming to Public Judgment: Making Democracy Work in a Complex World. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1991.
Almost twenty years after its publication, this book still provides highly relevant insights into how to provide the public with the tools it needs to influence its future and push back against the power of experts and policy elites.
Paul Tough. Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America. New York: First Mariner Books, 2008.
This is one of the most compelling books we’ve read in over a decade. Paul Tough brings the stories of young, poor children and their families to life, while also providing highly-accessible analyses of policy debates over poverty, education, and the fate of our country’s most vulnerable children.
Sandy Heierbacher. Resource Guide on Public Engagement. National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation, 2010.
This guide provides a clear and concise introduction to the theory and practice of public engagement. It also includes dozens of descriptions and links to resources for novices and experienced practitioners of public engagement.