Monthly Archives: August 2012

Making Civics Count: new book

Facebook1 Twitter0Total1Making Civics Count: Citizenship Education for a New Generation is a book co-edited by David E. Campbell, Meira Levinson, and Frederick M. Hess. The authors explore the civic development of adolescents from a variety of perspectives (they span a … Continue reading

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the power of civic relationships

Facebook7 Twitter0Total7Two friends have recently published HuffingtonPost articles that testify to the importance of civic relationships. I’ve argued that civic relationships form between people–not close friends or relatives–who talk, listen, and work together on public issues or problems, demonstrating a … Continue reading

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New York City Councilmember Brad Lander on participatory budgeting

Facebook4 Twitter0Total4Here is Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn) describing his own foray into participatory budgeting. (“Participatory budgeting” means recruiting deliberative groups of citizens to allocate capital spending on behalf of a government.) Lander does a nice job of presenting both the advantages … Continue reading

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the nucleus of our society (on Paul Ryan, liberals, and We the People)

Facebook2 Twitter0Total2The nucleus of our society, of our economy, it’s not government, it’s us, it’s We the People, it’s the individual, it’s the family, it’s those of us who live in Racine, in Janesville, all across this state. — Rep. … Continue reading

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