People in conversation

Beyond "Them" and "Us:" The Practice and Power of Reflective Structured Dialogue


Video of a 2016 lecture given by Robert R. Stains, Jr, MEd, at the Deliberatiivisen demokratian instituutti (The Institute for Deliberative Democracy, DDI), a non-profit, non-partisan association founded in 2012.

The mission of the Institute is to improve representative and direct democracy by means of deliberative citizen participation and to enhance transparent and discursive decision-making in Finland.

They do this by bringing together practitioners and researchers, organizing annual Research and Development Day, coordinating study circle and gathering information about deliberative processes in Finland.


Robert R. Stains, Jr, MEd