Monthly Archives: August 2014

job openings in civic renewal (7)

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(Washington, DC) This is #7 in an occasional series. See also #6, from late July. Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Public and Community Service Studies at Providence College. “We invite applicants with teaching and scholarly interests that … Continue reading

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how to teach the constitution of cyberspace

Facebook26 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 26Tomorrow at the American Political Science Association, I’ll be joining Hahrie C. Han (Wellesley College), Cathy J. Cohen (University of Chicago), and Joseph Kahne (Mills College) on a panel on Civic Education after the Digital Revolution Date (10:15 … Continue reading

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“based off of”?

Facebook16 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 16I notice that Americans under the age of 30 are now saying “based off of” instead of “based on.” I Googled to see if that was a trend and found this handy graph by Ann Curzan: In … Continue reading

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academic freedom and the Steven Salaita case

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I want to draw additional attention to the case of Steven Salaita, because it poses a threat to academic freedom. Here is the Change.org petition to reinstate him, which I have signed. Last year, the University of … Continue reading

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Sen on climate change

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Amartya Sen’s August 22 New Republic piece probably has an unfortunate title: “Stop Obsessing About Global Warming.” That is bad advice–and a poor summary of the article–if it means: “Care less about climate change.” But it is … Continue reading

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on a quasi-vacation

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(I’m taking a break from the blog and the office until August 21.)

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a real chance to improve civics in California

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I am pasting excerpts of a press release below, because I am excited about what it announces and I have been involved as a consultant on the project. It is an example of the kind of strategy we … Continue reading

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what should an individual citizen do about money in politics?

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(New York City): I am on a Washington-New York-Boston trip in which many of my meetings coincidentally touch on the same topic: what should we do about money in politics? Per my usual rant, the question is … Continue reading

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community review boards for research?

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(Washington, DC) If you work at a federally funded institution like mine and you want to collect data from human beings or animals, you need permission from an Institutional Review Board. Its purview is ethics, and specifically … Continue reading

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when society becomes fully transparent to the state

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I am posting some longer analytical pieces because I am working on a chapter about “democracy in the age of digital media.” Today’s topic is how digital media makes society more legible to the state, and whether that … Continue reading

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