'Slow Democracy'' talk scheduled for Northshire Bookstore

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MANCHESTER - Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community and Bringing Decision Making Back Home, reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities, Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.

"Slow Democracy" chronicles the ways in which ordinary people have mobilized to find local solutions to local problems. It invites us to bring the advantages of "slow" to our community decision making. Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered. Susan Clark and Woden Teachout outline the qualities of real, local decision making and show us the range of ways that communities are breathing new life into participatory democracy around the country.


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