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The State of Our Field: Introduction to the Special Issue
Journal of Public Deliberation
  • Laura W. Black, Ohio University
  • Nancy L. Thomas, Tufts University
  • Timothy J Shaffer, PhD, Wagner College
Abstract

This article introduces the special "State of the Field" issue. The essay highlights some of the key tensions that our field is wrestling with at the moment, and advocates that we think carefully about the terms we use to describe our work. It previews the articles in this special issue and urges future work in the field to take up the ideas, questions, and challenges posed by these essays.

Citation Information
Laura W. Black, Nancy L. Thomas and Timothy J Shaffer. "The State of Our Field: Introduction to the Special Issue"
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas_shaffer/245/