Monthly Archives: July 2014

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For in 10 minutes

Facebook11 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 11This video from Frontiers of Democracy 2014 is my best effort to summarize my book We Are the Ones … in 9 minutes and 39 seconds. It presents the book as an effort to answer the problem … Continue reading

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mapping the youth vote in 2014

Facebook36 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 36CIRCLE’s new interactive maps of states and congressional districts are getting a lot of attention. Our congressional district map lets you view any district by various measures of demographics, turnout, socioeconomic variables, the number of local colleges … Continue reading

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avoiding the labels of East and West

Facebook12 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 12(Hartford, CT) Between the 320s and the 130s BCE, there were kingdoms in what is now Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan that had monarchs with Greek names who communicated in both Greek and Pali, who honored both … Continue reading

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leverage as a moral issue

Facebook6 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 6Newly out from Springer is Leveraging: A Political, Economic and Societal Framework, edited by my friend David M. Anderson. Anderson identifies bargaining leverage, resource leverage, and investment leverage as three distinct but related issues and then develops … Continue reading

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job openings in civic renewal (6)

Facebook15 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 15My lists of open positions seem popular, and I am able to post them with increasing frequency, because the market appears to be improving. That’s excellent news; it is really hard to create a movement without viable … Continue reading

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opening Frontiers of Democracy 2014

Facebook6 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 6Here is the very first session of Frontiers of Democracy 2014. I open the conference with a statement about the civic renewal movement and then the Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship & Public … Continue reading

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is a network a good representation of a person’s moral worldview?

Facebook13 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 13Here is a method that I and some colleagues have been using to model the moral worldview of individuals and of groups. First, pose questions about individuals’ principles, beliefs, and methods and ask them to respond with ideas that they endorse. Then … Continue reading

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propaganda in Russia and in the USA

Facebook8 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 8(Washington, DC) Russian media serves a steady diet of stories about how the crashed Malaysian airplane was filled with already-dead bodies; definitive proof that Ukraine shot it down to frame the Russian separatists; and even evidence that … Continue reading

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adult civic education in the Workforce Redevelopment Act

Facebook7 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 7The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 consolidated federal adult education programs. Congress just passed a re-authorization that has gone to the president for his signature. Section 201 deals with Adult Education and Family Literacy. The reauthorized section … Continue reading

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Frontiers of Democracy 2014

Facebook35 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 35I’m with more than 140 scholars, practitioners, and activists from as far away as India, Ukraine, and Israel at Frontiers of Democracy 2014. We are streaming some of the conference live, but another good way to check … Continue reading

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