Monthly Archives: December 2019

job openings in youth civic engagement

Facebook9 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 10This is the latest in an occasional series … CIRCLE (The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & engagement here at Tisch College) is searching for a Project Manager. They are looking for someone with advanced … Continue reading

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political reform in Massachusetts

Facebook11 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 12This is the video of me presenting our study entitled MassForward: Advancing Democratic Innovation and Electoral Reform in Massachusetts at the Boston Foundation in November, with discussion by Jay Kaufman, a former state representative and Founder and … Continue reading

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education and political party support in the UK

Facebook5 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 6A common pattern in the 21st century involves much of the working class shifting from a broad center-left political party toward the right. One way to measure class is by educational attainment. In Germany, the Social Democrats … Continue reading

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Brexit: a personal reflection

Facebook79 Twitter2 Google+0Total: 81(Fremont, CA) I’m saddened by Brexit for personal reasons that I’ll relate below. But first I should offer three caveats. First, Brexit is not about me. It will affect the residents of the UK and EU; my … Continue reading

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what does the word civic mean?

Facebook31 Twitter1 Google+1Total: 33I use the word “civic” every day. It is in the title of my college (The Tisch College of Civic Life) and the major that I direct (Civic Studies) and in the names of many topics and … Continue reading

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participatory action research in the City of God

Facebook20 Twitter2 Google+0Total: 22Equipe Construindo Juntos (The Building Together Research Center) is based in Rio de Janeiro’s City of God neighborhood, made world-famous by the 2002 film. One of the key team members is my Tufts colleague Anjuli Fahlberg, a … Continue reading

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give to grassroots organizing for civic participation

Facebook15 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 16(Philadelphia) On Giving Tuesday, I am reluctant to name specific organizations to contribute to, other than my own employer (Tisch College) and the grant-seeking organizations on whose fiduciary boards I sit: Street Law, Discovering Justice, Everyday Democracy, … Continue reading

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how have political science and k-12 civics diverged?

Facebook22 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 23It’s risky to generalize about k-12 civics. In the USA, there are no national standards for civics, state standards tend to be incoherent and not firmly enforced, and textbooks divide the market. Some teachers in some classrooms … Continue reading

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