By the People was a project that incorporated discussion, linkages, and community involvement from Nebraska into a nationwide conversation about America’s role in the world and its relevance to local concerns. 2007 Dialogues in Democracy 2006 Your Water 2005 State of Education 2004 America in the World October Deliberation Day
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The long-term goal of this project was to enable public managers and policymakers/elected officials to be intentional and evidence-based in selecting the components of their citizen involvement techniques used in budgeting, performance measurement, and management processes. This will maximize the value for both citizens and managers. As part of our research, we worked with the […]
As part of Mayor Chris Beutler’s continuing Taking Charge initiative, a random sample of Lincolnites were surveyed by telephone in early December of 2009 and then an online survey was offered to residents who were not invited to take the phone survey. The results of the surveys were used to inform city budget decisions that […]
On the evening of February 24th, 2005, 162 randomly selected residents of Lincoln/Lancaster County gathered to participate in “A Community Conversation: Future of Lincoln”, on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Conversation provided an opportunity for ordinary Lincolnites to discuss their views about the city’s future development plans and quality of life. The […]
The goal of this project, initially launched in the winter of 2008 and completed later in the spring, was to solicit public opinion about how the City of Lincoln should spend its tax dollars. A scientific phone survey of 600 randomly selected residents was undertaken by the Public Policy Center, working with the University of […]
The Varieties of Individual Engagement (VIE) Scales: Confirmatory Factor Analysis Across Two Samples and Contexts
PytlikZillig, L. M., Hutchens, M., Muhlberger, P., Wang, S., Harris, R., Neiman, J., & Tomkins, A. J. (2013). The Varieties of Individual Engagement (VIE) scales: Confirmatory factor analysis across two samples and contexts. Journal of Public Deliberation, 9(2), art. 8. Available from
Herian, M. N., & Tomkins, A. J. (2012) Citizen satisfaction survey data: A mode comparison of the derived-importance performance approach. American Review of Public Administration, 42(1), 66-86.
Lincoln Community Energy Conversation 2012. (2012 October).
Herian, M. N., Shank, N., & Abdel-Monem, T. (2012). Trust in government and support for governmental regulation: The case of electronic medical records. Health Expectations. doi: 10.1111/j.1369-7625.2012.00803.x
Platte River Habitat Partnership. (2012 Spring).