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Citizen Participation and Technology - An NDI Study By Koebel Price
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The recent, rapid rise in the use of digital technology among citizens and civil society organizations offers the possibility of strengthening citizens' voice in politics, carving out new political... More > space for activism and promoting more government accountability. It is clear that these technologies are increasingly complementing citizens' political participation, changing relationships between citizens, organizations and public institutions, and expanding notions of political behavior and participation. Examples include the use of social media for mobile organizing in Arab Spring countries, interactive websites and text messaging systems that enable direct communications between constituents and their elected leaders in Uganda, crowdsourcing election day experiences, and adapting computers and phones in order to increase opportunities for participation in the earthquake reconstruction process in Haiti.< Less
Citizen Journalism By Stefan Kolgen, Ann Laenen
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'Citizen Journalism- Scenarios for the future' gathers a selection of texts produced by participants in the discus- sion on Citzen Journalism that took place in 2008 in Ghent. Before setting the... More > frame of the discussion the scientific committee working on the blogboat event looked for a useful definition of Citizen Journalism. It has been decided to use the definition currently proposed by Jay Rosen: “When the people formerly known as the audience employ the press tools they have in their possession to inform one another, that’s citizen journalism.” (Pressthink, www.journalism.nyu.edu/)< Less
The Digitally Literate Citizen: How Digital Literacy Empowers Mass Participation in the United States By Jeremy Riel
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Do people with more technology skills also participate more in political and civic life? The author explores this question within by exploring relationships between the level of digital literacy... More > among the public and their participation behaviors. Using a nationally representative survey and new measures for assessing the strength of digital literacy among the public, author finds that a person who is more digitally skilled will be more inclined for certain types of participation, including political participation and socialization with friends and family. Jeremy Riel is a researcher of technology and education and a higher education consultant. As a tech geek and regular tinkerer with gadgets and computers, he researches how technology can improve education and how the instruction of technology skills can help people succeed in career and life. This text is a printed version of the Masters Thesis completed at Georgetown University in April, 2012 under the same name. www.jeremyriel.com< Less
Role of Community Participation in Drought Risk Management By Stephen Musimba
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Kenya set a national target set to ending drought emergencies in the country 2022 in the Medium Term Plan III of Vision 2030. Community participation was crucial among priorities for action in the... More > Hyogo Framework. The importance of local initiatives and participatory-gender sensitive approaches in disaster risk management and sustainable development have gained popularity in the country. The Constitution of Kenya set the stage providing for citizen participation. While the constitution strongly advocates for citizen participation in the country as a fundamental right to involve local communities in building disaster resiliency for effective drought risk management, it is regrettable that there is still no clear understanding of the role of community participation. This research sought to determine the role of community participation in the management of drought disaster risk management in Kilifi County.< Less
Women And Widowed Senior Citizens Are At High Risk For Depression By Todd Gerber
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A study was done on the correlation between senior citizens and depression. The results show a strong correlation between elderly women and depression, as well as elderly widows and depression.... More > Includes an interpretation of the results, as well as statistical data to back up the results. Also included is the questionnaire that was given to selected senior citizens who participated in the study.< Less
Women And Widowed Senior Citizens Are At High Risk For Depression By Todd Gerber
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A study was done on the correlation between senior citizens and depression. The results show a strong correlation between elderly women and depression, as well as elderly widows and depression.... More > Includes an interpretation of the results, as well as statistical data to back up the results. Also included is the questionnaire that was given to selected senior citizens who participated in the study.< Less
Citizens of the Milky Way - From Cosmic Creation to Intelligence By Eric Franz
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Citizens of the Milky Way is the story of the cosmos and our quest as a species to understand where we came from and whether extraterrestrial civilizations exist beyond the confines of our tiny solar... More > system. It traces our beginnings from the big bang to the formation of galaxies and stars, and then examines our evolution from one celled organisms to our present state of complexity as curious beings with a desire to participate.< Less
American Citizenship: Responsible Participation in the Civic Life of the United States of America By Alvaro Garcia
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A guide to American citizenship and history, from the colonies to the present day, aimed at immigrants applying for US citizenship, people around the world interested in applying, or native born... More > citizens who may want to have a quick reference source on various aspects of American history, their influence on the nation to the present day, and how they shape the ongoing assimilation of immigrants in America. It includes US history, the country's current situation, and some of the future challenges that will have to be met by native born and naturalized citizens alike. It also includes the one hundred questions from which the current US citizenship test questions are drawn, with a reference to the chapter in which the material is mentioned.< Less
American Citizenship: Responsible Participation in the Civic Life of the United States of America By Alvaro Garcia
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A guide to American citizenship and history aimed at immigrants going through the U.S. naturalization process, people around the world interested in applying to become U.S. citizens, or native born... More > citizens who may want to have a quick reference source on various aspects of American history, their influence on the nation to the present day, and how they shape the ongoing assimilation of immigrants in America. It includes U.S. history, an overview of the country's current situation, and a look at some of the future challenges that will have to be met by native born and naturalized citizens alike. It includes the one hundred questions currently used for the U.S. citizenship test.< Less
Maier Zunder: A Leading Citizen of Nineteenth Century New Haven By Sandy Barnes
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Maier Zunder (1829-1901)emigrated from Bavaria as a young man and became a successful merchant and businessman in New Haven, Connecticut. He participated widely in community and activities, most... More > notably as a member of the Board of Education. This book describes his life, activities and family as well as reasons for his emigration.< Less