Democratic peace theory Democratic peace theory (or simply the "democratic peace") is a theory which posits that democracies are hesitant to engage in armed conflict with other identified democracies. In contrast to theories explaining war engagement, it is a "Theory of Peace" outlining motives that dissuade state-sponsored violence. Some theorists prefer terms such as "mutual democratic pacifism" or "inter-democracy nonaggression hypothesis" so as to clarify that a state of peace is not singular to democracies, but rather that it is easily sustained between democratic nations. Among proponents of the Democratic Peace Theory, several factors are held as motivating peace between liberal states: Those who dispute this theory often do so on grounds that it conflates correlation with causation, and that the academic definitions of 'democracy' and 'war' can be manipulated so as to manufacture an artificial trend.
How to make infographics: a beginner’s guide to data visualisation As a growing number of international NGOs are using infographics, charts and interactive maps to share success and highlight disaster, how can organisations with less resources create high quality visualisations without having to pay to outsource them? We’ve put together a beginner’s guide for visualising development data. Organising your data The first thing you need to do is have a clear idea of the data you want to visualise. Are you trying to highlight a particular disparity between money spent in one place and another?
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Twitter, Facebook, and social activism : small change - The New Yorker At four-thirty in the afternoon on Monday, February 1, 1960, four college students sat down at the lunch counter at the Woolworth’s in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. They were freshmen at North Carolina A. & T., a black college a mile or so away. “I’d like a cup of coffee, please,” one of the four, Ezell Blair, said to the waitress. “We don’t serve Negroes here,” she replied. The Woolworth’s lunch counter was a long L-shaped bar that could seat sixty-six people, with a standup snack bar at one end. The seats were for whites. Start a Petition - Create Your Own Online Petitions for Free Skip to content Start a petitionFollow the prompts to tell a compelling story.Preview and publishPreview the petition and publish to collect signatures.ShareRecruit supporters from Facebook, Twitter, and email. A petition is a public message to one or more decision makers, asking them to do something. Name the person or group who should receive your petition.
Google News Archive Search Tips for Genealogists Google News Archive offers a wealth of digitized historic newspapers online - many of them for free. A simple search of the archive, however, will generally fail when searching by name for everything ranging from obituaries to marriage announcements due to imprecise OCR and poor digital scanning. Surnames are often mangled to the point you won't even recognized them, and sometimes even simple words such as "marriage" or "died" are not to be found. In many cases only MAJOR headlines are searchable. In addition, Google News has continued to deprecate this service, and has made it almost impossible to search for content prior to 1970, although they have hundreds of digitized newspaper titles prior to this date.