Hello, I am hoping you can help. I want to implement a progressive, bottom-up, "participatory democracy" in our new neighborhood organization. I
Chicago's Magggie Martinez of the Block Club Federation, whom I have worked with, would be an excellent resourcce to contact
Thank you for the stimulating question which really leads to resources beyond our collection.
The WorldCat freely searchable at http://www.worldcat.org/
would help you find those items and available literature in the world of other public, special, and academic libraries.
The writings of Gene Sharp were a resource for the Occupy Movement. There is only one copy of his writings locally available at the Crystal Lake Public Library, From Dictatorship to Democracy: a conceptual framework for liberation.
At Niles here we have Breaking Robert's Rule of Order which discusses building consensus but not on a community-wide basis.
Hope some of this information is helpful
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