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SociO. Pax Humanitas. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 10 New Rules of Crisis Communications. Modern Earth Life. Knowledge Swap Market: Engaging Citizens in Elections. People don’t know what they don’t know.

Knowledge Swap Market: Engaging Citizens in Elections

This is a phrase that I’ve heard many times from colleagues who lament the fact that information is often not readily available to those that need it. Generally I hear it in the context of my work with professionals in child welfare but it also applies to other areas as well. For example, the general public is often ill-informed or not informed at all about legislation and current issues that affect their daily lives. Getting information to the masses should be an easy task, in this ‘information age‘. However, that is often not the case. My solution to this problem was first conceived when I researched a document for the FRIENDS National Resource Center on Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention. My 2.0 version of this would be what I’ll call (for now) a “Knowledge Swap Market”. The approach offers several benefits.

In my mind, this event might be hosted by a local college, library, or community organization. Like this: Like Loading... International Futures Forum. Search Results. RSA Blogs. How Gun Rights Harm the Rule of Law — The Atlantic. Second Amendment activists are redefining the public sphere, and with it, American democracy.

How Gun Rights Harm the Rule of Law — The Atlantic

Polls show that gun owners cite self-protection as the primary reason they are armed. Their intentions are generally good and admirable. The gun-rights movement has done a great job making the argument for individuals to be armed to protect themselves and their families in their own homes. What if you are faced with a menacing home intruder and police are far away? In that situation, it makes good sense to be armed. But there is an unfortunate lesson playing out for those who have armed themselves to feel safer—and for all of us, too. Stand Your Ground laws are a prime example.

But this also has social consequences. The latter possibility was chillingly illustrated in a movie theater in Tampa last year, when retired police captain Curtis Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson after the two had argued, and Oulson threw popcorn in Reeves’ face. Rule of law can even help prevent government overreach. Debatable. New Politika. 2014-08-01_Full%20Report_Chilling%20Effects%20w%20Color%20cover-UPDATED.pdf. "Share the Work" by Barry Eichengreen. Exit from comment view mode.

"Share the Work" by Barry Eichengreen

Click to hide this space BERKELEY – The United States today is facing a crisis of long-term unemployment unlike anything it has seen since the 1930’s. Some 40% of the unemployed have been out of work for six months or more, which, as US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke noted in a recent speech, is far higher than in any other post-World War II recession. Peacemaking. How Universal Basic Income Will Save Us From the Robot Uprising. Porto Alegre's Budget Of, By, and For the People by David Lewit. How would you like to distribute 200 million dollars to your fellow citizens?

Porto Alegre's Budget Of, By, and For the People by David Lewit

That’s the amount of money the city of Porto Alegre spends in an average year for construction and services—money not committed to fixed expenses like debt service and pensions. posted Dec 31, 2002 Fifty thousand residents of Porto Alegre—poor and middle class, women and men, leftist and centrist—now take part in the participatory budgeting process for this city of a million and a half people, and the numbers involved have grown each year since its start in 1989. Then, only 75 percent of homes had running water. Today 99 percent have treated water and 85 percent have piped sewage. Democracy is thriving as citizens gain competence in talking with the mayor, specialists in agencies, and fellow citizens of different means.

The Democracy Collaborative. Why Democracy - HOME. How to Make a Wiki-Government: - DotGovWatch Exposing the good, the bad, and the buggy - A Blog Monitoring U.S. Federal, State, and Local Government Websites. Better government requires better collaboration.

How to Make a Wiki-Government: - DotGovWatch Exposing the good, the bad, and the buggy - A Blog Monitoring U.S. Federal, State, and Local Government Websites

Economics. EA - Enterprise Architecture. Cooperation. E-Parliament. Panarchy Etymology. There are a number of relevant uses of the word "panarchy" in recent scholarship. Mark Salter offers this definition: "Panarchy means an inclusive, universal system of governance in which all may participate meaningfully" (Sewell and Salter, 1995). "Panarchy" is a play on words that suggests many of the concepts inherent in panarchy. For example, "pan-" means "all," "whole," "global. " Panarchy, then, would be an all-encompassing system. "Pan" was also a Greek nature deity. Panarchy. Panarchy is a conceptual term first coined by the Belgian philosopher, economist, and botanist Paul Emile de Puydt in 1860, referring to a specific form of governance (-archy) that would encompass (pan-) all others.[1] The Oxford English Dictionary lists the noun as "chiefly poetic" with the meaning "a universal realm," citing an 1848 attestation by Philip James Bailey, "the starry panarchy of space".


The adjective panarchic "all-ruling" has earlier attestations.[2] In the twentieth century the term was re-coined separately by scholars in international relations to describe the notion of global governance and then by systems theorists to describe non-hierarchical organizing theories. Freely choosing government[edit] In his 1860 article "Panarchy" de Puydt, who also expressed support for laissez-faire economics, applied the concept to the individual's right to choose any form of government without being forced to move from their current locale. Resilience Alliance - Panarchy. No system can be understood or managed by focusing on it at a single scale.

Resilience Alliance - Panarchy

All systems (and SESs especially) exist and function at multiple scales of space, time and social organization, and the interactions across scales are fundamentally important in determining the dynamics of the system at any particular focal scale. This interacting set of hierarchically structured scales has been termed a "panarchy" (Gunderson and Holling 2003).

Resilience, Panarchy, and World-Systems Analysis. : Index. Our Panarchic Future. A theory that explains the evolution of ecosystems may apply to civilizations as well-and it says we're approaching a critical phase.

Our Panarchic Future

[Editor's note: The following article is adapted from The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization, by Thomas Homer-Dixon (copyright © Resource & Conflict Analysis, Inc.) and printed by permission of Island Press, Washington, D.C. (] Buzz Holling, one of the world's great ecologists, is a kind and gracious man, with a shock of white hair and a warm smile. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789 is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human rights The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, or (French: Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen) of August 1789 is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human rights.[1] It defines the individual and collective rights of all the estates of the realm as universal.

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

Influenced by the doctrine of "natural right", the rights of man are held to be universal: valid at all times and in every place, pertaining to human nature itself. 1937: Blueprints for World Government. Lola Maverick Lloyd & Rosika Schwimmer. Cwg. The leading professional association dedicated to the commons. The Tree of Peace. Hconres331. "You can judge a society by how they treat their weakest members. Loss of Rights/Martial Law/Domestic Spying. Premier pas vers une gouvernance contributive (1) Un texte en première écriture qui sera probablement amendé au fil des réactions Notre société est aujourd’hui plus éclatée, les solidarités anciennes sont mises à mal tandis que de nouvelles commencent juste à émerger dans une économie mondialisée.

Dans bien des domaines le pire côtoie le meilleur : les énergies renouvelables et le nucléaire mortifère de Fukushima ou l’espace de liberté d’internet et la surveillance massive de la NSA, les financements solidaires et les mafias des banques offshores. Ce monde à venir est profondément révolutionné par la troisième mutation des échanges entre les hommes et les femmes ; celle du numérique après l’invention de l’écriture puis de l’imprimerie. [2] Cet article présente, à travers une expérience locale, l’apprentissage d’une gouvernance contributive, à même de favoriser l’implication, le développement local, l’innovation sociale et le partage. Une suite qui reste à écrire …. Politique publique du numérique et démarche contributive. Autarcie Autonomie.