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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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Democracy and Community | Rebecca Solnit | Orion Magazine

Democracy and Community | Rebecca Solnit | Orion Magazine | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Real democracy, not representative or misrepresentative democracy, is much more possible on the smaller scale of a functioning community. And maybe only possible on that scale.
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The internet is the best place for dissent to start

The internet is the best place for dissent to start | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Cory Doctorow: Ethan Zuckerman's compelling 'cute cats theory' has changed my mind about the internet's role in the struggle for global justice...
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Google D.C. Talks: Democracy Online - Can the Internet Bring Change?

Is the Internet stoking democratic change or is its impact hyped? Are repressive regimes conditioning people not to expect free expression on the Internet? I...
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Syrian Revolution Digest: The March to Freedom Square!

Syrian Revolution Digest: The March to Freedom Square! | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

While Arab League monitors might eventually fail in achieving their specified objective, one which they themselves seem unable to define, their mere presence on the ground has served to galvanize the protest movement, by giving protesters a new focus for their frustration and hopes – an unintended consequence perhaps, but a welcome one nonetheless.


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India Journal: Our Uncivil Civil Society

India Journal: Our Uncivil Civil Society | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
We have grand traditions of debate and discussion but they are being drowned out by the shrillness of our public discourse – and the coarseness of our own behavior, says Anish Dayal.
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#9-Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century

#9-Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

"The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century teaches the geographic skills and concepts that are necessary to understand the world. Geography educators and content experts from around the globe shed light on the physical, human, political, historical, economic, and cultural factors that affect people and natural environments. Maps, animation, and academic commentary bring into focus case studies from 50 sites in 36 countries."

 

#9 on the Top 10 list of resources is this well-known resource for geography teachers, but the list would feel incomplete without this great archive of 26 videos from around the world.  


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Why democracy blossomed

Why democracy blossomed | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
In the time since the end of the Cold War, there have been many years in which advocates of freedom and democracy found endless reasons for gloom and few for hope. This was not one of those years.
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2011: A Year That Revealed The Power of Place | Sustainable Cities Collective

2011: A Year That Revealed The Power of Place | Sustainable Cities Collective | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

Some reflection on place and politics since Tunisia.  

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Amazon.com: Information Communication Technologies and the Virtual Public Sphere: Impacts of Network Structures on Civil Society (Premier Reference Source) (9781609601591): Robert A. Cropf, William...

Amazon.com: Information Communication Technologies and the Virtual Public Sphere: Impacts of Network Structures on Civil Society (Premier Reference Source) (9781609601591): Robert A. Cropf, William... | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Amazon.com: Information Communication Technologies and the Virtual Public Sphere: Impacts of Network Structures on Civil Society (Premier Reference Source) (9781609601591): Robert A. Cropf, William S.
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U.S.-Funded Internet Liberation Project Finds Perfect Test Site: Occupy D.C.

U.S.-Funded Internet Liberation Project Finds Perfect Test Site: Occupy D.C. | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

...project will lead to low-cost, easy-to-use wireless connections around the globe, all lashed together in mesh that can withstand the whims of dictators willing to pull the plug on the internet to quash dissent. He and a team of software engineers are developing open-source software to turn cheap wireless access points and Android smartphones into nodes on the network, which could then be used by dissidents to evade censorship and to spread low-cost connections everywhere around the world.


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The Chamber - Parliamentary Business :  Scottish Parliament

The Chamber - Parliamentary Business :  Scottish Parliament | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

Truly one of the finest architecturally designed places: The Scottish Parliament 

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Le Caire : et maintenant ?

Le Caire : et maintenant ? | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

"Etre solidaire avec le peuple égyptien : d'accord. Chasser les militaires du pouvoir : encore d'accord. Eviter un gouvernement squatté par des religieux : toujours d'accord. Mais comment mettre en place un gouvernement démocratique via la démocratie sans gouvernement démocratique ?

Si on analyse la situation, les pronostics sont plutôt pessimistes, voire très embrumés." (Corine Eugene dit Rochesson)

 

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Fines pending for Ind. House Dems in labor battle

Fines pending for Ind. House Dems in labor battle | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Growing tension among defiant House Democrats facing stiff fines and sparse resources threatens to disrupt a no-show effort aimed at blocking a bill that would make Indiana the first state in more than a decade to enact...
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Democracy Now! National and Global News Headlines for Tuesday, January 3

DemocracyNow.org - This is a summary of news headlines from the United States and around the world as reported by Democracy Now! on Tuesday, January 3. To wa...
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future cape town - Located in the shantytown of Altos de Cazucá south...

future cape town - Located in the shantytown of Altos de Cazucá south... | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Located in the shantytown of Altos de Cazucá south of Bogotá, the “Cubierta Cazucá” is a 700-square-meter canopy suspended over a sports court-cum-public square. As Frameweb describes, the project is...
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Countering extremism in Pakistan

Countering extremism in Pakistan | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
A youth movement hopes to take on religious violence in the country.

 

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Arab Spring: 'It was the first time I felt I belonged'

Arab Spring: 'It was the first time I felt I belonged' | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Many people involved in the Arab Spring risked their lives to tell their stories; here is just a flavour of the reports that originated from these very ordinary people in a very extraordinary situation.

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Arshabharath | India 365 | MSN Specials - MSN India

Arshabharath | India 365 | MSN Specials - MSN India | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
India 365 is a project that aims at bringing to prominence the multitude of women, men and organisations in the country who are working tirelessly for the making India a better place for its people.
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Democracy and Community | Rebecca Solnit | Orion Magazine

Democracy and Community | Rebecca Solnit | Orion Magazine | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Real democracy, not representative or misrepresentative democracy, is much more possible on the smaller scale of a functioning community. And maybe only possible on that scale.
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International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools

International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
This, the first publication to collate a broad international perspective on the pedagogical value of GIS technology in classrooms, offers an unprecedented range of expert views on the subject. Geographic Information Systems (GISs) ...
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Unrest in the Arab World

Unrest in the Arab World | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
CNN.com delivers the latest breaking news and information on the latest top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and more. For in-depth coverage, CNN.com provides special reports, video, audio, photo galleries, and interactive guides.
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Vaclav Havel praised as ‘great inspiration’ in global fight for democracy | News | National Post

Vaclav Havel praised as ‘great inspiration’ in global fight for democracy | News | National Post | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
World leaders paid tribute on Sunday to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel as a “great European” whose resistance to Communism helped bring about a united, free and democratic Europe (http://t.co/ca95ay3M...
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Occupy's new tactic has a powerful past - CNN.com

Occupy's new tactic has a powerful past - CNN.com | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Occupy Wall Street's new focus on foreclosed homes links with successful earlier movements, say Sonia K. Katyal and Eduardo M. Peñalver.
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Going Places with GIS and Geography in Education

Going Places with GIS and Geography in Education | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Long-time educator Barbaree Duke has been integrating GIS into her classroom since 2000. As a staffer for the National Council for Geographic Education, she actively advocates the use of GIS for geography education in the K-12 environment.

 

GIS is not just for the specialists producing the data.  Exploratory projects can get students to wanting to ask questions and focus their spatial thinking skills 


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 3:01 PM

Always a pleasure to hear from Barbaree Duke...