University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2010.
xii, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -244) and index.
"Analyzes the practice and meanings of democratic decision making through an extended case study of school board meetings in one western U.S. community. Argues that for communication conduct in local governance bodies, reasonable hostility is a more promising ideal than civility"--Provided by publisher.