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exemplary civic science: the CAFEH project

Highways produce very fine particles as pollutants. These particles concentrate close to the roads and are seriously dangerous for the people who live in range. Neighborhood activists who were concerned about pollution from I-93 (which cuts through Somerville, Boston’s Chinatown, and Dorchester in … Continue reading

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Civic Science

(Arlington, VA) I am at the National Science Foundation for a meeting on Civic Science. According to the background materials, Civic science is a method of inquiry into important contemporary issues that enriches democracy by bringing citizens from all backgrounds … Continue reading

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science, democracy, and civic life

(Arlington, VA) After a day discussing Civic Science at the NSF, I am inclining to this conceptual model: Note that none of these circles is conterminous with any other. I believe, for example, that one can be a good citizen … Continue reading

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my remarks introducing Civic Studies at the American Political Science Association

(Chicago) According to the official definition of the American Political Science Association, “Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior.” In other words, it is a generally impersonal and positivistic investigation into … Continue reading

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the role of political science in civic education

James Ceasar has published an interesting and provocative essay through the American Enterprise Institute entitled “The role of political science and political scientists in civic education.” I disagree with part of it–and with that aspect of Ceasar’s overall thought. He … Continue reading

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syllabus of Introduction to Civic Studies, spring 2019

I am about to start teaching Intro to Civic Studies with my colleague Erin Kelly. Here is our syllabus, minus the grading rules, office hours, etc. January 17: Introduction: A case from the Pluralism project to spur discussion and raise questions … Continue reading

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unveiling a systems map for k-12 civic education

?? This is a systems map for k-12 civic education, developed for the CivXNow coalition and intended to guide the coalition and its members and allies. You can explore it here and also drill down to a more complex underlying map … Continue reading

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Cooperative Congressional Election Study and Tisch College of Civic Life: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Tufts University will award a Post-Doctoral Fellowship to a scholar with expertise in American political behavior and survey data analysis for the 2019-20 academic year. The Fellowship is partly funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and will … Continue reading

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civic responses to crime

(Fishkill, NY) In an American Sociological Review article, Patrick Sharkey, Gerard Torrats-Espinosa, and Delaram Takyar find that “every 10 additional organizations focusing on crime and community life in a city with 100,000 residents leads to a 9 percent reduction in … Continue reading

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courses that count for the Civic Studies major in spring 2019

More on the Civic Studies major at Tufts is here. Required Introductory Course: CVS 0020/PHIL 0020/PS 0020: Introduction to Civic Studies (Erin Kelly, Peter Levine)  Thinking about Justice: ANTH 140: Food Justice: Fair Food Activism and Social Movements (Alex Blanchette) CVS … Continue reading

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