Archive for November, 2009

eCitizenship and libraries: A few of my favorite things

One of the sessions at the recent eCitizenship conference brought together librarians with students and faculty interested in civic engagement.  The results demonstrate what learned several years ago: that librarians get web2.0 technology better than anybody else I know and are keen to make effective use of the technology to bring people together.  Thanks to […]

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Populism and Extremism in Foreign Policy

I’ve recently prepared some thoughts on foreign policy of populist and extremist parties in postcommunist Europe and have uploaded an annotated presentation–see Populist foreign policy annotated.ppt or Populist foreign policy annotated.pdf–for those who are interested. It contains some thoughts on definitions of extremism and populism, makes reference to the excellent expert surveys by Hooghe and […]

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eCitizenship Conference: Streaming Video

Video of the main public events in the conference is now online thanks to fantastic work by the staff of Wayne State’s library and video departments.  You can find all of the links on their page here but for convience I reprint them below as well. Archived Videos 11/12 – Welcome and Introductions: The Purpose […]

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eCitizenship Conference: Liveblogging Wrap-Up Session

Student Forum: Students suggest creating a student alliance, within universities and among universities at this conference and will start twittering each other to track each others’ progress Students suggest educating teachers, getting them engaged in the community.  They need to understand the technology so that they can use it.  Get things started within community, encouraging […]

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eCitizenship: Project wordle

Here is the wordle of all of participant responses to our survey of interests. You can create your own at http://www.wordle.net

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eCitizenship Conference: Liveblogging Chris Haller

Update: You can find a video of the presentation itself online here. Chris Haller http://www.publicagenda.org/staff/chris-haller Public Agenda Promising Practices in Online Engagement Allowing experts and citizens to collaborate.  Often dealt with under the heading of citizen journalism.  A formerly closed profession is now more often.  Citizens capture news as it happens, work with journalists to […]

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eCitizenship Conference: Liveblogging David Smith

Update: You can find a video of the presentation itself online here. David Smith http://www.ncoc.net/index.php?tray=person&tid=top33&cid=59 National Conference on Citizenship Engaging  Citizen 2.0 Initial experience came with creation of Mobilize.org As part of it was creation of tools, the Youth Policy Action Center, started as a way to use the same technology as AARP, NRA and […]

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eCitizenship Conference: Liveblogging Jose Antonio Vargas

Update: You can find a video of the presentation itself online here. Find a video of Jose’s other presentation on Citizen Media (not liveblogged) here: Jose Antonio Vargas Huffington Post http://www.joseantoniovargas.com/ “iPolitics” He began research with Clinton “youtube” video. “Did you know?” video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNy1x5VTX6Q) by Karl Fisch has gone through Facebook has expanded from its […]

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Twenty Years Ago Today: Challenges to Democracy in Slovakia

As part of the 20th anniversary commemorations in postcommunist Europe, America.gov (one of the U.S. State Department’s outreach websites) has been soliciting academics and journalists to write on “Challenges of Democracy” in the region (in 400 words or less!).  They were kind enough to publish my own thoughts (with no editorial intrusions) along with other […]

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