Democracy Risk and Community

Democracy  Risk  and Community

This book presents a novel and compelling thesis about technological risk, liberalism, and policy making in liberal societies.

Author: Richard P. Hiskes

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195120080

Category: Philosophy

Page: 197

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This book is intended for students and scholars of political philosophy and political science.
Categories: Philosophy

The Human Right to a Green Future

The Human Right to a Green Future

This book presents an argument for establishing environmental human rights as the legitimate possession of both present and future generations.

Author: Richard P. Hiskes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521873956

Category: Law

Page: 171

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This book presents an argument for establishing environmental human rights as the legitimate possession of both present and future generations. It uses these rights - to clean air, water, and soil - to make an argument for justice across generations, that is, for recognizing the obligation that present generations have to preserve the environment and natural resources for future generations.
Categories: Law

The Workbook

The Workbook

... more democracy and a change in scientific method for assessing community ... determining community health risks through " democratic risk assessment .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020647603

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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Categories: Conservation of natural resources

Democracy at Risk

Democracy at Risk

For a more optimistic take on the democratic potential of CDCs, see Herbert J. Rubin, Renewing Hope within Neighborhoods of Despair: The Community-Based ...

Author: Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815754043

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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"Documents how recent trends in civic engagement have been shaped by political institutions and public policies and recommends ways to increase the amount, quality, and distribution of civic engagement, focusing on elections, the metropolis, and the nonpr
Categories: Political Science

The Public Voice in a Democracy at Risk

The Public Voice in a Democracy at Risk

People without information cannot and should not participate in democratic decisions. Typically, in those communities where this has been acted upon, ...

Author: Eisenhower Leadership Group

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275960137

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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An interdisciplinary group of distinguished scholars discusses our ailing participatory democracy and offers suggestions for enhancing public debate of social and political issues.
Categories: Social Science

Watershed Policy

Watershed Policy

Democracy and Technology David J . Webber Richard P . Hiskes , Democracy , Risk , and Community : Technological Hazards and the Evolution of Liberalism .

Author: Michael Vincent McGinnis

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002597723

Category: Watershed management

Page: 216

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Categories: Watershed management

Scientists Democracy and Society

Scientists  Democracy and Society

The style is philosophical, but the book features many examples and case-studies. It will appeal to philosophers of science, those in science and technology studies as well as interested general readers.

Author: Pierluigi Barrotta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319749389

Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

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This monograph examines the relationship between science and democracy. The author argues that there is no clear-cut division between science and the rest of society. Rather, scientists and laypeople form a single community of inquiry, which aims at the truth. To defend his theory, the author shows that science and society are both heterogeneous and fragmented. They display variable and shifting alliances between components. He also explains how information flow between science and society is bi-directional through “transactional” processes. In other words, science and society mutually define themselves. The author also explains how science is both objective and laden with values. Coverage includes a wide range of topics, such as: the ideal of value-free science, the is/ought divide, “thick terms” and the language of science, inductive risk, the dichotomy between pure science and applied science, constructivism and the philosophy of risk. It also looks at the concepts of truth and objectivity, the autonomy of science, moral and social inquiry, perfectionism and democracy, and the role of experts in democratic societies. The style is philosophical, but the book features many examples and case-studies. It will appeal to philosophers of science, those in science and technology studies as well as interested general readers.
Categories: Philosophy

Gambling Freedom and Democracy

Gambling  Freedom and Democracy

The following sections identify the dimensions of risk that community organizations should consider when deciding to receive funds obtained from gambling ...

Author: Peter J. Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135907297

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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As a consequence of the rapid proliferation of commercial gambling in Western-style democracies, governments and communities are encountering a complex array of economic, social and cultural harms associated with this expansion. This book focuses specifically on harms to democratic systems. It examines how people with key roles in democratic structures are vulnerable to subtle influence from the burgeoning profits of gambling. It focuses particularly on the Western-style democracies of North America, Europe and Australasia. It argues that governments have a duty of care to protect their own democratic processes from subtle degradations and that independence from the gambling industries needs to be proactively built into public sector structures and processes. It outlines how a public health approach, harm minimisation strategies and international conventions can provide the base for protecting the integrity of democratic systems.
Categories: Social Science

Taking the Risk Out of Democracy

Taking the Risk Out of Democracy

tion of the nature and effects of propaganda in our democracies . ... seek policies for the betterment of their community are labelled ' Left liberals ” .

Author: Alex Carey

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252066162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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This compelling book examines the twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda as practiced by U.S. businesses and its export to and adoption by other western democracies, chiefly the United Kingdom and Australia.A volume in the series The History of Communication, edited by Robert W. McChesney and John C. Nerone
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Focus on Law Studies

Focus on Law Studies

Grossman's The Electronic Republic : Reshaping Democracy in the Information ... Connecticut and author of Democracy , Risk and Community : Technological ...

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ISBN: IND:30000070137942

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

Investing in Democracy

Investing in Democracy

154 Department of Transportation (Seattle), 95, 102–03, 104, 110 Eng, Tak, 79 Enlibra, 207 Ensuring Risk Reduction in Communities. Community Culture and the ...

Author: Carmen Sirianni

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815703129

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

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"Discusses how government can serve as a partner and catalyst for collaborative problem solving. Details three success stories and explains what measures were taken and why they succeeded. Distills eight core design principles that characterize effectivecollaborative governance and concludes with concrete recommendations for federal policy"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Political Science

Wars Guns and Votes

Wars  Guns and Votes

But solutions do exist - it is up to us to achieve them. Award-winning academic Paul Collier's vision for the future of the developing world is eye-opening, provocative and refreshingly unequivocal.

Author: Paul Collier

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446450185

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The world is in a mess. For more than a billion people, everyday life is played out against the backdrop of civil wars, military coups and failing economies. For them, the peaceful democracy taken for granted in the West seems an impossible pipe-dream. But solutions do exist - it is up to us to achieve them. Award-winning academic Paul Collier's vision for the future of the developing world is eye-opening, provocative and refreshingly unequivocal.
Categories: Political Science

Deliberation Democracy and Civic Forums

Deliberation  Democracy  and Civic Forums

This book focuses on how to improve equal and public participation in a range of innovative citizen forums that could revitalize democracy around the world.

Author: Christopher F. Karpowitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107046436

Category: Political Science

Page: 409

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Focuses on how to improve equal and public participation in a range of innovative citizen forums that could revitalize democracy around the world.
Categories: Political Science

Democracy as Problem Solving

Democracy as Problem Solving

In Democracy as Problem Solving, Xavier de Souza Briggs shows how civic capacity--the capacity to create and sustain smart collective action--can be developed and used.

Author: Xavier de Souza Briggs

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262524858

Category: Political Science

Page: 374

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Case studies from around the world and theoretical discussion show how the capacity to act collectively on local problems can be developed, strengthening democracy while changing social and economic outcomes. Complexity, division, mistrust, and "process paralysis" can thwart leaders and others when they tackle local challenges. In Democracy as Problem Solving, Xavier de Souza Briggs shows how civic capacity--the capacity to create and sustain smart collective action--can be developed and used. In an era of sharp debate over the conditions under which democracy can develop while broadening participation and building community, Briggs argues that understanding and building civic capacity is crucial for strengthening governance and changing the state of the world in the process. More than managing a contest among interest groups or spurring deliberation to reframe issues, democracy can be what the public most desires: a recipe for significant progress on important problems. Briggs examines efforts in six cities, in the United States, Brazil, India, and South Africa, that face the millennial challenges of rapid urban growth, economic restructuring, and investing in the next generation. These challenges demand the engagement of government, business, and nongovernmental sectors. And the keys to progress include the ability to combine learning and bargaining continuously, forge multiple forms of accountability, and find ways to leverage the capacity of the grassroots and what Briggs terms the "grasstops," regardless of who initiates change or who participates over time. Civic capacity, Briggs shows, can--and must--be developed even in places that lack traditions of cooperative civic action.
Categories: Political Science

Democracy Governance and Globalization

Democracy  Governance  and Globalization

Yet the heavy losses incurred by the number of vulnerable communities and the ... District as an area of high seismic risk , this assessment was not widely ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C088579395

Category: Democracy

Page: 423

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Contributed articles; volume in honor of Paul H. Appleby, 1891-1963, political scientist.
Categories: Democracy

The Fifth Risk

The Fifth Risk

It's the rural-development money that tends to stay in these communities.” Without that money, he thought, rural America would be a very different place ...

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324002659

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.
Categories: Political Science

Teacher Education and the Development of Democratic Citizenship in Europe

Teacher Education and the Development of Democratic Citizenship in Europe

Without co-responsibility, democracy risks becoming an empty box, ... As an educating community, the school produces a diffused relational conviviality, ...

Author: Andrea Raiker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429638282

Category: Education

Page: 170

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This book uses international collaboration between nine European countries to explore how teacher education systems across Europe perceive and act upon devolving democracy and democratic citizenship. Understanding these countries’ cultural approaches to individual and national priorities in education is essential in perceiving similarities and differences in the meaning of ‘democracy’. The book offers debate on the prospects for teacher education and the development of democratic citizenship in Europe based on historical, political, economic and cultural contexts and the Council of Europe’s (CoE) competences for democratic citizenship. With critical analysis and evaluation around the common theme of teacher education and its role in developing democratic citizenship, the book provides awareness and understanding of how teacher education responds to the Council of Europe’s (CoE) conceptual model of competences for democratic culture. 20 competences categorized as Values, Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge and Critical Understanding are defined so they can be taught to enable learners to practice them in their daily lives as democratic citizens. This book will be of key interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of teacher education, educational policy and politics, and citizenship education.
Categories: Education

Populism Democracy and Community Development

Populism  Democracy and Community Development

This situation has a number of implications for community development which ... of multiple in- and out- groups as well as the growing risk of being seen as ...

Author: Kenny, Sue

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447353843

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Using international perspectives and case studies, this book discusses the relationships between community development and populism in the context of today’s widespread crisis of democracy. It investigates the development, meanings and manifestations of contemporary forms of populism and explores the synergies and contradictions between the values and practices of populism and community development. Contributors examine the ways that the ascendancy of right-wing populist politics is influencing the landscapes within which community development is located and they offer new insights on how the field can understand and respond to the challenges of populism.
Categories: Social Science