Tag Archives: Ballot initiatives

Webcast of event: European Citizens’ Initiative Day 2014: Building Up Success, 15 April 2014

A live webcast is available of today’s event on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), European Citizens’ Initiative Day 2014: Building up success, taking place 15 April 2014 in Brussels. The European Citizens’ Initiative is the European Union’s online direct democracy … Continue reading

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Legal informatics, data, and communication at WFD 2013: World Forum for Democracy

Several of the presentations and some of the discussion at WFD 2013: World Forum for Democracy concerned legal informatics, data, or communication. The conference was held 27-29 November 2013 in Strasbourg. Click here for the conference program. The programs that … Continue reading

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Gastil on the Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review 2012

Professor Dr. John Gastil of Penn State University has posted The Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review, at the Democracy Fund Blog. The post summarizes the results of the 2012 Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review, “which convene[d] a group of average citizens together … Continue reading

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Knobloch, Gastil, et al.: Applying an Evaluative Model of Democratic Deliberation to the Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review

Professor Dr. Katherine R. Knobloch, Professor Dr. John Gastil, Justin Reedy, and Professor Dr. Katherine Cramer-Walsh, have published Did They Deliberate? Applying an Evaluative Model of Democratic Deliberation to the Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review, forthcoming in Journal of Applied Communication … Continue reading

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Legal Communication Papers @ NCA 2012

Many papers on legal communication were presented at NCA 2012: The 98th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, held November 15-18, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Here is a list of those I could identify. For abstracts and full … Continue reading

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Legislation by Amateurs: The Role of Legal Details and Knowledge in Initiative Deliberation

[Note: This paper has been accepted for presentation at NCA 2013, the 99th annual convention of the National Communication Association, to be held 21-24 November 2013 in Washington, DC.] Professor Dr. John Gastil of the Penn State University Department of … Continue reading

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2012 Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review Statements Available

The two Citizens’ Statements from the 2012 Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review are now available, at the Healthy Democracy Blog: Citizens’ Statement on Measure 82 Interim Final Report on 2012 Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review on Measure 85, including Citizens’ Statement on … Continue reading

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Gastil in NYT on Political Attitude Change and the Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review

Professor Dr. John Gastil of the Penn State University Department of Communication Arts and Sciences was quoted regarding how individuals change their political attitudes, particularly in connection with the Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review, in Maggie Koerth-Baker, The Mind of a … Continue reading

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Gastil on Cultural Cognition and the Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review

Professor Dr. John Gastil of the Penn State University Department of Communication Arts and Sciences has posted Cultural Cognition and the Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review, at Cultural Cognition Blog. In this post Professor Gastil describes the Oregon Citizens’ Initiative Review … Continue reading

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