Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2007

College/Unit

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Department/Program/Center

Social Work

Abstract

There is a strong connection between deliberation and dialogue and commons theory Deliberative activity generally takes place within group settings that approximate the defining conditions of a commons. In addition, social capital, in the form of trust and a sense of mutuality, and construction of a new or reconstituted normative outlook typically result from successful deliberation and dialogue efforts. This poses several lessons for the practice of the practice of such discussions.

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