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Dr. David Kahane J.

Vargo Distinguished Teaching Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

University of Alberta

Direct Phone: (780) ***-****       

University of Alberta

2-45 Medical Sciences Building

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H7

Canada

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Employment History

Project Director
Alberta Climate Dialogue

Professor
Department of Political Science, University of Alberta

Affiliations

Member
Centre for Public Involvement

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Shambhala

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National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

Education

B.A.

M.A.

Ph.D.

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David Kahane, University of Alberta

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David Kahane University of Alberta
David is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta. He is also Project Director of Alberta Climate Dialogue, a federally funded community-university research partnership that has convened citizen deliberations on climate policy, researching these processes and their outcomes.


Direct democracy is a broad term ...

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Direct democracy is a broad term that typically means making decisions without the use of elected representatives, said David Kahane, a political science professor at the University of Alberta who works with the Edmonton Centre for Public Involvement.

One way to do that is through binding referendums, where people can petition to get policy measures put on an election ballot, Kahane said. California has done this for years, resulting in, among other problems, a chronically underfunded school system due to repeated votes to restrict taxes.
"It's a little like public opinion polls," Kahane said of these votes - voters don't have a great incentive to get informed, and special interest groups have a strong interest in swaying the vote.
Places like B.C., Oregon and Edmonton are experimenting with an alternative called deliberative democracy, where a super-informed and representative focus group makes non-binding recommendations to governments. Kahane helped organize such a group recently in Edmonton to help set the city's climate change policy.
Traditional polls and open houses aren't great ways for people to get involved in government, Kahane said: you answer some questions or put up a sticky note, but you don't see how your input gets turned into policy.
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Deliberative democracy only works if you've got an exceptionally diverse group and a council committed to following the group's recommendations, Kahane said.


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David Kahane

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David Kahane University of Alberta
David is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta. He is also Project Director of Alberta Climate Dialogue, a federally funded community-university research partnership that has convened citizen deliberations on climate policy, researching these processes and their outcomes.


Faculty - University of Alberta

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David Kahane - Citizen involvement, democratic theory and practice, contemporary political theory


Faculty - University of Alberta

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David Kahane - Citizen involvement, democratic theory and practice, contemporary political theory

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