Robert J. Kingston's scientific contributions

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It is not often that the framework and assertions made in any book are tested repeatedly over a period of twenty-eight years, in hundreds of different settings. Yet that is what has happened in the case of Dan Yankelovich's seminal book of 1991, Coming to Public Judgment. In many ways, the ideas in his book-its critique of the limitations of public...

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... Advocates of deliberation, particularly dialogic deliberation, argue that it promises a number of benefits. For example, deliberation ideally promotes inclusion and equality, fosters changes in perceptions of people with whom individuals disagree, and facilitates the formation of a conceptualization of a common good (Cohen, 1997;DeTurk, 2006;Hicks, 2002;Melville & Kingston, 2010;Thomas, 2010). Deliberation also can foster greater learning about issues, better democratic skills, better decision-making, and better problem-solving (Carcasson, 2009). ...