Democracy in Place and Space
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Democracy in Place and Space
Examining the Place and Space of Democratic and Anti-Democratic Action, Past, Present and Future
Curated by John Slifko
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INTERVIEW: Bahrain's main opposition group targets "fake democracy" - Monsters and Critics

INTERVIEW: Bahrain's main opposition group targets "fake democracy" - Monsters and Critics | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Cairo - The key target of the struggle for greater democracy in Bahrain is fake democratic institutions, says opposition leader Khalil al-Marzook.
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In Tunisia, Islamists flourish as democracy is ushered in

In Tunisia, Islamists flourish as democracy is ushered in | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Tunisia, a rigorously secular nation under the previous regime, is emerging as a test case for whether Islamist ideology and democracy can coexist in the Arab world.
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Public Space, Private Rules: The Legal Netherworld of Occupy Wall Street

Public Space, Private Rules: The Legal Netherworld of Occupy Wall Street | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Had the protest begun almost anywhere else in New York City, it almost certainly would have been shut down far sooner.

 

While I'm sure we have readers across the political spectrum, the spatial component to this movement is undeniably a "teaching moment."  Occupy symbolically laden space to strengthen your discursive case?  Classic strategy (think Tiananmen Square and Tahrir Square for starters).  The actual place occupied is privately owned, and ironically can therefore function as a public place of protest more effectively.  What will you discuss?  


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polis: London Protesters Turn Public Space into Civic Space

polis: London Protesters Turn Public Space into Civic Space | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
RT @thepolisblog: Spaces of Insurgent Citizenship in London: http://t.co/2sPshfLx...
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Interior Decoration: Girls Are Playing: Development Of A 43 M² Living Space In Just Chic

Interior Decoration: Girls Are Playing: Development Of A 43 M² Living Space In Just Chic | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Girls Are Playing: Development Of A 43 M⊃2; Living Space In Just Chic http://t.co/fLSsa3ZJ...
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Jürgen Habermas: democracy is at stake

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via @Presseurop Jürgen Habermas: democracy is at stake - The Eurozone crisis has raised calls for greater polit...http://tinyurl.com/64rthgs...
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Landscapes: Volume II

An incredibly beautiful timelapse HD video.  Breathtaking physical landscapes of the "Four Corners" region in the U.S. southwest (mainly Arizona and Utah) with a smattering of cultural landscapes interspersed.  For many students, seeing a beautiful landform piques their interest to then understand the geomorphological processes that made them.   


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Lisa Fonseca's comment, October 19, 2011 5:58 PM
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! These incredibly beautiful physical landscapes were gorgeous. With the help of the HD video it all felt so real and breath taking. While I was watching this video I was keeping in mind the thought of the geomorphological process but more importantly how I feel as though we take for granted to not see what else is out there in the country. I myself knew we live in a beautiful country but after watching this video I just grew much much more appreciation for the countries gorgeous landscapes. I also have saved this video because I believe it is so important to show to many others.