John Webster Gastil
John Gastil is a professor in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences and Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University, where he is a senior scholar at the McCourtney Institute for Democracy. Gastil’s research focuses on the theory and practice of deliberative democracy, especially how small groups of people make decisions on public issues. The National Science Foundation has supported his research, including his most recent book, Hope for Democracy, with Katherine R. Knobloch (Oxford U Press). Gray Matters and Dungeon Party (Cosmic Egg Books) are his first novels.
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