Francesca Polletta

Columbia University

Francesca Polletta, Associate Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, will study public deliberations on the rebuilding of lower Manhattan following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City in order to examine the effectiveness of such community forums in policymaking. Based on participant surveys following online and in-person meetings, she will examine the impact of these deliberative processes on public policy decisions and people's long-term civic participation.


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