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NCDD Member Since:
David Kahane, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta, researches theories and practices of democratic deliberation, focusing on how to justly include marginalized groups in public deliberations, and on dialogue mechanisms that can make such inclusion meaningful.
Kahane is the Principal Investigator for Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD), a researcher-practitioner collaboration bringing large numbers of Alberta citizens together to deliberate about climate change in ways that shape policy and build capacity in civil society.
The project has $1 million in funding from the Canadian government and $3.1 million from community partners, and will do its work from 2010-2015.
Deliberations will initially be convened in partnership with Alberta municipalities and later with Provincial partners; a strong research capacity will allow us to learn from these deliberations in ways that advance DD theory and practice.
Kahane is the co-editor of Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts (with Cathy Bell, UBC Press, 2002); and of Deliberative Democracy in Practice (with Dominique Leydet, Daniel Weinstock and Melissa Williams, UBC Press, 2010).