Why It Is Imperative To Strengthen American Democracy Through Study, Dialogue and Change In Higher Education

  title={Why It Is Imperative To Strengthen American Democracy Through Study, Dialogue and Change In Higher Education},
  author={Nancy L. Thomas},
  journal={Journal of Public Deliberation},
  • Nancy L. Thomas
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Public Deliberation
In July 2007, about 40 people – faculty from across disciplines, campus leaders, and civic leaders – gathered for several days at the University of New Hampshire to discuss the role of higher education in American democracy. While we gathered out of concern for the way our democracy seemed to be working, we were also encouraged by promising experiments in democratic dialogue, deliberative politics, and public problem solving, efforts that seem strategic and designed with a strong democracy in… Expand
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