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Civic dialogues:

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We welcome suggestions for topics
to discuss, comments about the dialogues,
their format and timing, as well as other
statements of interest...

Beth and Eric
of the Civics Research Group


On the public interest.......what public?

Open Discussion

We welcome other suggestions that might provide a focus for this dialogue. Suggest any links articles, questions, short readings, long reports, movies, or?...

How do "we" (who?) identify the public interest? Is it taken to be the average response? Or the majority response? Or is it something quite different?

This dialogue will provide an opportunity for discussing the character and nature - or perhaps questioning the existence - of the public interest. Is this concept essential to good governance in a democratic society such as ours? Is it an indicator of good governance? Come along and express your own thoughts and questions on the topic...

Our second series, February 20 - March 13, 2002,