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Equal Pay Day 2013: 10 Resources on Gender Wage Inequality

Equal Pay Day 2013: 10 Resources on Gender Wage Inequality | political geography | Scoop.it

"Rosie The Riveter" by Norman Rockwell (1943 oil on cavas)Created by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996, Equal Pay Day is a public awarene (10 Resources on Gender Wage Inequality


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Why invest in Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia

Why invest in Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia | political geography | Scoop.it
Why invest in Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia?
Women are under-represented in decision making and have unequal economic opportunities.

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Brittany Ortiz's curator insight, November 10, 2014 5:48 PM

I think the question here is why not invest in gender equality? I believe that if men and women are equal in the workplace and in society that would make a positive differences with the younger generation see both women and men with the same position it will push more girls to aim higher and also show boys that girls are not under them. It's 2014 I can't believe that its made such a big on why a women cant be high then a man.    

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The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated

The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated | political geography | Scoop.it
A color-coded map of the country's religious and ethnic groups helps explain why the fighting is so bad.

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Ireland Is Building a Fake Town (With Government Money) to Show the World ... - The Atlantic

Ireland Is Building a Fake Town (With Government Money) to Show the World ... - The Atlantic | political geography | Scoop.it
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That's basically what policymakers have been doing since 2010 anyways -- and it's what the Irish government decided to do too.
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The Information Revolution Gets Political by Joseph S. Nye - Project Syndicate

The Information Revolution Gets Political by Joseph S. Nye - Project Syndicate | political geography | Scoop.it
As computing power has become cheaper and computers have shrunk to the size of a cellphone, the decentralizing effects have been dramatic.

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US gun crime map: interactive

US gun crime map: interactive | political geography | Scoop.it
What do the latest US crime figures tell us about gun crime in America? Which states have the most firearms murders, robberies and assaults?

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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, February 5, 2013 12:48 PM

This goes along very well with our thematic mapping assignment (in fact, the data we use came from the same source). You can look at data in several different ways on the map, and it shows that the way we present data can change the message of a map.

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South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country

South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country | political geography | Scoop.it

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WOW! such interesting visuals to help understand the formation of this new political state.

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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, March 17, 2014 5:08 PM

South Sudan recently gained its independence from Sudan. South Sudan is now home to 10-12 million people and is the 193rd member of the United Nations. However, just because South Sudan became independent from Sudan does not mean it does not no longer carry some of the remaining issues.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 25, 2014 1:26 PM

This infographic gives an idea of why South Sudan seceded from the rest of the country. Decades of civil war preceded the secession, and it is clear the cultural differences between the two areas were a contributing factor. South Sudan is a part of the fertile Sahel, with the majority of its people Christian, while Sudan is mostly desert, with the majority of its people Muslims. South Sudan, as a new nation, faces a number of difficulties. Its new government needed to remain stable to focus on nation building, but war has broken out between the government and a rebel faction. South Sudan, should it become stable again, should work to improve the education of its people, as the infographic explains, since the vote to secede needed symbols rather than words due to only 15% of its people being literate.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 4:05 PM

South Sudan has separated itself two years ago from the rest of Sudan. Its powers have become acknowledged by other countries and its messages to the outside world are ones of peace.

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Time to scrap “Eastern Europe”

Time to scrap “Eastern Europe” | political geography | Scoop.it
Europe’s divisions are indeed grave. But counting the ex-communist countries as a single category is outdated and damaging 

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Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 12, 2014 4:00 PM

Even though the Iron Curtain has long fallen, the practice of still describing the ex-Soviet countries as "Eastern Europe" still remains, and those same countries wish to change it. No longer are these countries part of the Soviet Block, and they feel that this characterization still defines them in this way. "Eastern Europe" denotes struggling economies, unhappy populations, marginalized lands, and an overall lack of development. While some countries are still recovering from Soviet rule, others have become important world powers with powerful economies. They no longer wish to be associated with Russia.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 7:58 PM

The old way of lumping all Countries east of Germany as simply "Eastern European" is not only wrong but can lead to negativity and conflict. These are nations which differ greatly in terms of language, ethnicity, and political affiliation should definitely not be lumped together within one identity. The fact is the Cold War has ended and instead of holding on to these out dated terms we should instead look forward and embrace these countries for what they are, unique countries with unique things to offer.

Kendra King's curator insight, February 15, 2015 7:37 PM

I don’t really see the big deal of the map categorization based on the author’s argument. I agree the Cold War labeling is “outdated,” but saying the grouping is “damaging” because people just think of those countries as “poor” is an incredibly weak argument. Anyone who wants to do business with the area will know who is fiscally sound and any country that believes this is an obstacle can easily show the notion false given the facts of the video in regards to wealth and EU membership. However, just because a country is in the EU doesn’t mean they are completely well off. Much of that area is still politically unstable, which is a whole economic value of its own. Furthermore, that wasn’t my connotation of those countries. When I think Cold War, I think of an area that is repressive and still under Russian influence. If anything, I think that is a bigger deal because Russia shouldn’t speak for a whole area.

 

I also don’t think many of the groupings really help the authors cause. If the author wants there to be less negative connotations related to the Cold War, then the area probably should make mentioned of “countries scared of Russia” as it was the major Cold War player. Nor should there be a mention of “free” economies, since the economic divide of each country played a major hand in the tension between each ideology.  So one really needs to be careful about the terms used when re-labeling an area.

 

I don’t see a huge push for renaming the area. We still live in an outdated cold war society given how the United States still looks at Russia. So I doubt, renaming will happen anytime soon. Guess the author will have to wait for the next big political crisis or war. 

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21 graphs that show America’s health-care prices are ludicrous

21 graphs that show America’s health-care prices are ludicrous | political geography | Scoop.it
This is the fundamental fact of American health care: We pay much, much more than other countries do for the exact same things.
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This is an important visual article that will aid in understanding how the social, political, and economic values of societies (esp. the USA) intersect. How will this impact us in the furture? How is level of development of a society impacted by this for the USA?

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Survey shows Scots want own government at EU top table

Survey shows Scots want own government at EU top table | political geography | Scoop.it

A new opinion poll shows that a majority of people want to see Scotland represented in the EU by the Scottish Government rather than Westminster.


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Has Devolution backfired???

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US Department of Energy hit by a sophisticated cyber attack

US Department of Energy hit by a sophisticated cyber attack | political geography | Scoop.it
It seems that suddenly US have discovered to be victim of a serious of cyber espionage campaigns that are targeting every sector from media to military and every time seems that is a must to blame ...

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How will government services evolve in the next ten years?: Connected Citizen

On January 22nd and 23rd, join us for a global conversation about how new civic technologies could transform the relationship between citizens and government...

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What new services do you want the government to provide in the 21st Century; a century of innovation and unimaginable technological advancement?

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Cyberattack on Florida election is first known case in US, experts say

Cyberattack on Florida election is first known case in US, experts say | political geography | Scoop.it
An attempt to illegally obtain absentee ballots in Florida last year is the first known case in the U.S. of a cyberattack against an online election system, according to computer scientists and lawyers working to safeguard voting security.

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Women's Political Rights

Women's Political Rights | political geography | Scoop.it
International Women's Day: political rights around the world mapped

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Rishi Suresh's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:04 PM

This map is interesting because it shows several rights that were historically denied women except in modern times. Based on the information on the map, most countries only gave women these rights in the 20th century, usually within the last 50 years. This is shocking because it shows just how recently women were granted rights that men have had for millenia. In fact, Saudi Arabia and the UAE still don't grant women the right to vote in the 21st century.  In the last century, we have gone to the moon, we have created weapons that can level countries, and we have planned to go to Mars, but some people still do not have the right to choose their leaders. 

Dandavikranth Reddy's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:02 PM

This article is about women having their political and personal rights such as freedom from oppression, abuse, and other things. Also, this article is about how people are trying to spread women's political rights throughout the world but it is just too hard. This article is on this page because it relates to how women are struggling to get their freedom while some countries have gotten it easily. This article benefits people who are motivated to help those in dire need or support, people who will continue to stand uo for these women, and people who can start a movement to end this madness once and for all. This article is related to the book Half the sky because most of the developed countries around the world have freedom for their women, but some countries are still fighting the horrors of rape, genital mutilation, prostitution, bridal and honor killings, and many more. 

Miles Gibson's curator insight, November 22, 2014 3:22 PM

Unit 1 nature and perspectives of geography

This map shows the political outlook of Womens' rights across the world where the yellow is where women have the right to vote, grey is where women have the right to stand for election and black is where the first women were elected recently.

 

This map relates to unit 1 because it is an example of a reference map because of the data it shows and is a very precise version of a formal region because of its commonality between regions. It also shows a spread of hierarchical diffusion through wealthier countries

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Pakistan better than India on UNDP gender inequality index – The ...

Pakistan better than India on UNDP gender inequality index – The ... | political geography | Scoop.it
Pakistan's overall rank a low 146 out of 185 countries on the Human Development Index.

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Jake Hamilton's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:39 PM

This shows that India, where the girl was kidnapped in, is ranked a low 130 out of 185 countries. It's showing that they really need to work on their gender inequality. It is not a good place to live if you are a woman. 

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Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home

Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home | political geography | Scoop.it
The number is on the rise.

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Kenneth Jordan's comment, September 3, 2013 11:21 PM
This shows how culturally diverse we are as a country. with more than 60 million people speaking another language besides English is in my opinion, interesting. It also means that these people will be able to share their culture with the ones around them.
Rainer Emily's curator insight, October 1, 2013 11:37 AM

Intellectual/arts?

 

This article is on intellectual and arts because its about how people aren't speaking English at home. The article is talking about how people wont speak English and stuff and thats intellectual. 

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Syria: Assad says government is to receive missiles from Russia

Syria: Assad says government is to receive missiles from Russia | political geography | Scoop.it
President's claim raises tensions after indication by senior Israeli figures that delivery may prompt pre-emptive attack

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Enrique Ferro's curator insight, May 30, 2013 6:43 PM

Assad won't renounce to his country's sovereignty. And it is perfectly legal that he acquires defensive weapons.

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Map of Racists Tweets following Obama's re-election

Map of Racists Tweets following Obama's re-election | political geography | Scoop.it
A map compiled by Floating Sheep shows the shocking demographics of racist 'hate tweets,' many of them collected from states that were won by Romney.

 

Not shocking, but still discouraging. 


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Jeff F's comment, November 11, 2012 3:31 PM
That band going through the deep south. It looks awfully famillar.

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Nicholas Rose's comment, November 27, 2012 4:59 PM
Well, I would like to say is that is a great President to this country and I don't think that it's a good idea for people to make racist remarks about Obama's re-election. Even though people the right to Freedom of Speech in this country but however, racism is against the law in the United States.
Nicholas Rose's comment, November 27, 2012 4:59 PM
I mean that Barack Obama is a great President to this country.
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A Statistical Portrait of U.S. Hispanics

A Statistical Portrait of U.S. Hispanics | political geography | Scoop.it

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Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actua...

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Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:36 PM

Des Amériques: les Etats Unis. 

Jennifer S. Hong's curator insight, December 27, 2013 3:39 PM

"In a country well governed, poverty is somehing to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of." -Confucius.

Luke Walker's curator insight, October 5, 2014 9:17 AM

Mind blowing and utterly ridiculous.

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A National Security Pipe Dream, Part 1 - Huffington Post

A National Security Pipe Dream, Part 1 - Huffington Post | political geography | Scoop.it
A National Security Pipe Dream, Part 1
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Would the Keystone XL pipeline make America more secure or less? What contribution would it make, if any, to stabilizing our energy supplies or keeping us out of messes elsewhere in the world?

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An important article in how our government interacts with our environment. What are the furture implications? Does the Keystone Pipeline really make sense? Or is it a short-term project that has drastic implications for our environmental security?

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Breaking the Health Care Cost Trend with Innovative Service Delivery.

Breaking the Health Care Cost Trend with Innovative Service Delivery. | political geography | Scoop.it

No country spends money on health care like the US—national health care expenditures amounted to almost 18 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2009.


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SRI LANKA BRIEF: Sri Lanka: Overwhelming evidence shows that the government has encouraged an increasing sense of lawlessness in which abduction, arbitrary arrest and intimidation is commonplace - ...

SRI LANKA BRIEF: Sri Lanka: Overwhelming evidence shows that the government has encouraged an increasing sense of lawlessness in which abduction, arbitrary arrest and intimidation is commonplace - ... | political geography | Scoop.it

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Funding open government

The Knight Foundation recently announced it is launching a news challenge beginning February 12 that will allocate $5 million in funding to innovative open government projects.

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There are wonderful opportunities in this one, waiting to be discovered. Those that want to act may find this useful in crossing over from political thinker to political "activist" (not to be thought of in the traditional sense).

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Big Data Opens Governments And Fosters Innovation

Big Data Opens Governments And Fosters Innovation | political geography | Scoop.it
One good thing about taxes is that they get citizens invested in government -- literally. Taxpayers want to be sure that the government spends their money sensibly, but first they must know how their hard-earned cash gets spent.

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Totally interesting perspective on government can actually work for you. Joining our government with the way we use technology is the wave of the future!

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