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Examining the Place and Space of Democratic and Anti-Democratic Action, Past, Present and Future
Curated by John Slifko
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Gobierno Vasco: “Buscamos satisfacer el derecho de los ciudadanos al acceso electrónico, la reducción de cargas administrativas, y la mejora de la gestión interna”

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How Bashar al-Assad fooled the world - CNN.com

How Bashar al-Assad fooled the world - CNN.com | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Frida Ghitis says that private e-mails of the Syrian leader reveals that he is not a reformer but rather a master at manipulating the West.
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Social media heightened tension between State and civil society

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2010 U.S. Census datasets are now available

2010 U.S. Census datasets are now available | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce that the new 2010 U.S. Census datasets with their new geometry and attributes are now available as layer packages on ArcGIS.com.

 

Time for ESRI to update the datasets, means time for use more current relevant data in the classroom.


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Support the Teaching Geography Is Fundamental Act

Support the Teaching Geography Is Fundamental Act | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Support the #Teaching #Geography Is Fundamental Act #TGIF #Education http://t.co/jw0SyOkr...

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Big history

The Big History Project is dedicated to fostering a greater love and capacity for learning among high school students. Started by Bill Gates and David Christian our goal is to get Big History taught to as many students around the world as possible.

 

Seeking Australian Pilot Schools for 2013- Year 9 Elective History-worth a look at


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About Us

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L'Initiative de Solidarité avec la Société Civile Irakienne (en anglais Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative - ICSSI) veut faciliter le processus de construction de liens concrets de solidarité entre organisations de la société civile...
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NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

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In the Philanthropy Buzzword Hall of Fame, “Entrepreneurship” and “Innovation” each have their own separate shrines. But do the funders who trumpet these concepts really understand them?


The foregroundeed article contains a discussion of non profits and experimentation and an inquiry into the mutual interdependence of local geogrpahic place and non profit corporations. The written piece draws on recent work at Boston University.

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Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps : NPR

Twitter is supposed to have turned the world into a global village. But new research shows that our Twitter ties are considerably more parochial than most of us imagine.
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British Library Launches Crowdsourcing Map Georeferencing Program | GIS Lounge

British Library Launches Crowdsourcing Map Georeferencing Program | GIS Lounge | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
The British Library has launched a pilot project to engage the public’s help in geoferencing historical maps.
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Computer spyware is newest weapon in Syrian conflict - CNN.com

Computer spyware is newest weapon in Syrian conflict - CNN.com | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
In Syria's cyberwar, the regime's supporters have deployed a new weapon against opposition activists -- computer viruses that spy on them, according to an IT specialist from a Syrian opposition group and a former international aid worker whose...
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Spatial History Project

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The Spatial History Project at Stanford puts together some fantastic geovisualization that is an awesome site that allows you or your kids to spatial and temporally the diffusion of Nazi concentration camps.  It has some clickable 'GIS-like' layers to help students contextualize the data and to make some important interdisciplinary connections.  Originally spotted on http://ushistoryeducatorblog.blogspot.com/


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Amazon.com: Learning to Think Spatially: GIS as a Support System in the K-12 Curriculum (9780309092081): Committee on the Support for the Thinking Spatially: The Incorporation of Geographic Informa...

Amazon.com: Learning to Think Spatially: GIS as a Support System in the K-12 Curriculum (9780309092081): Committee on the Support for the Thinking Spatially: The Incorporation of Geographic Information Science Across the K-12 Curriculum, Committee...
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The Real Boundaries of the Bible Belt

The Real Boundaries of the Bible Belt | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
The Atlantic CitiesThe Real Boundaries of the Bible BeltThe Atlantic CitiesReligion in America has an unmistakable geographic dimension.

 

We often hear people in the deep South describe there state as the buckle in the Bible Belt.  This map of religiousity in the United States shows a clear Bible Belt with other interesting patterns (with some pertinent political ramifications in an election year). 


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GPS technology maps land rights for Africa's 'forest people' - CNN.com

GPS technology maps land rights for Africa's 'forest people' - CNN.com | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
In the lush rainforests of Africa's Congo Basin, hundreds of thousands of indigenous people live as hunter gatherers, depending on the forest's natural resources for their survival.
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Unique public space designed within 30m high Kelpie sculpture set to boost tourism in Scotland

Unique public space designed within 30m high Kelpie sculpture set to boost tourism in Scotland | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
B GLASGOW.- /B A Dundee-based architects’ practice has beaten global competition to secure a £1million contract to deliver a unique visitor exp...
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Google Earth update includes earth gallery

Google Earth update includes earth gallery | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
The popular Google Earth app is now updated to version 6.2. You can easily take a spin around the world without even standing up. So, what’s new, you ask?

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Amazon.com: Reformatting Politics: Information Technology and Global Civil Society (9780415952972): Jon Anderson, Jodi Dean, Geert Lovink: Books

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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

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Toward an historical geography, or geographically-integrated history, of democratic civil society, and authoritarian or hierarchical geographic landscapes, places  and territories.   

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Amazon.com: The European Union and the Public Sphere: A Communicative Space in the Making? (Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe) eBook: Philip Schlesinger, John Erik Fossum, Philip R. Schlesi...

Amazon.com: The European Union and the Public Sphere: A Communicative Space in the Making? (Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe) eBook: Philip Schlesinger, John Erik Fossum, Philip R. Schlesi... | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Amazon.com: The European Union and the Public Sphere: A Communicative Space in the Making? (Routledge Studies on Democratising Europe) eBook: Philip Schlesinger, John Erik Fossum, Philip R.
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TransFire XP iPhone Application

'TransFire XP' brings the first Instant Messaging App with real-time translated chat. The artistic and brilliant user interface is sleek and stylish.
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Law and Civic Education

Law and Civic Education | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
We ought to be teaching our nation's students about law, rights, and the operation of our system of justice. A future generation of law-abiding, rights-respecting citizens depends upon it.
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How to Systematically Build a Mountain of Links

How to Systematically Build a Mountain of Links | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

Looking for how to increase traffic to your blog or website, this article will give you some very useful information to achieve your goal. [note MG]

 

We’ve all been taught to create high-quality content to attract links. This argument is usually stated in the context of a blog that basically becomes an authority where you start to build a following around consistent, fresh content—think big sites like Problogger or Boing Boing.

 

This is not the technique I’m talking about.

 

Today, I’m talking about a link-building technique that’s bigger, better and quite possibly able to put you on the map faster than you would ever imagine. I’m talking about building a linkable asset—something you do by following the steps I’m about to describe.

 

First, let’s define “linkable asset.”

 

What is a linkable asset?

 

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Reports: Sudan university students assaulted

Reports: Sudan university students assaulted | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Raid at Khartoum university leads to arrest of 350 students who previously staged sit-in demanding right to form union.
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Iran Prisoner Information

Iran Prisoner Information | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Regularly updated list of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners in Iran.

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