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The Book Citizen Journalism
The Author Stuart Allan
The Publisher Peter Lang
Release Date2009
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 277
ISBN 1433102951
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives examines the spontaneous actions of ordinary people, caught up in extraordinary events, who felt compelled to adopt the role of a news reporter. This collection of twenty-one original, thought-provoking chapters investigates citizen journalism in the West, including the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia, as well as its development in a variety of other national contexts around the globe, including Brazil, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Palestine, South Korea, Vietnam, and even Antarctica. It engages with several of the most significant topics for this important area of inquiry from fresh, challenging perspectives. Its aim is to assess the contribution of citizen journalism to crisis reporting, and to encourage new forms of dialogue and debate about how it may be improved in future.

The Book The Making of Citizen Kane Revised Edition
The Author Orson Welles
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date1996-10-24
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 182
ISBN 0520205677
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Citizen Kane, widely considered the greatest film ever made, continues to fascinate critics and historians as well as filmgoers. While credit for its genius has traditionally been attributed solely to its director, Orson Welles, Carringer's pioneering study documents the shared creative achievements of Welles and his principal collaborators. The Making of Citizen Kane, copiously illustrated with rare photographs and production documents, also provides an in-depth view of the operations of the Hollywood studio system. This new edition includes a revised preface and overview of criticism, an updated chronology of the film's reception history, a reconsideration of the locus of responsibility of Welles's ill-fated The Magnificent Ambersons, and new photographs.

The Book Global Citizen Action
The Author Michael Edwards
The Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
Release Date2001
Genre Political Science
Pages 328
ISBN 1555879934
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Twenty contributions from Edwards (The Ford Foundation), Gaventa (U. of Sussex) and others discuss global citizen action. An ethical framework for civil society organizations is presented in the introductory chapters. Five contributions cover global citizen action in relation to international financial institutions, particularly the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. A section of case studies examines major global movements of the last decade, such as those opposing land mines, promoting children's rights, and protecting the environment. c. Book News Inc.

The Book Entertaining the Citizen
The Author Liesbet van Zoonen
The Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date2005-01-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 181
ISBN 074252907X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Can politics be combined with entertainment? Can political involvement and participation be fun? Politics and popular culture are converging all the time, whether it s in Arnold Schwarzenegger s election as governor of California or in political television dramas and movies like The West Wing and Dave. This book encourages readers to think about how links between entertainment and politics have the potential to rejuvenate citizenship, endorse civic values, and sustain civic commitment. Instead of discarding the popular as irrelevant or dangerous to the democratic process, Liesbet van Zoonen shows us the possibilities for increasing political knowledge and participation through the arenas of politics and popular music, political soaps, political television dramas, and politicians as celebrities. A first-rate starting point for debate, Entertaining the Citizen will stimulate and entertain students and general readers alike."

The Book Citizen Competence and Democratic Institutions
The Author Stephen L. Elkin
The Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date2010-11-01
Genre Political Science
ISBN 0271042435
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Size of Municipalities Efficiency and Citizen Participation
The Author
The Publisher Council of Europe
Release Date1995-01-01
Genre Local government
Pages 213
ISBN 9287126585
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Citizen Engagement
The Author Katherine A. Graham
The Publisher Institute of Public Administration of Canada
Release Date1998-01-01
Genre Municipal government
Pages 242
ISBN 0920715788
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Citizen and Subject
The Author Mahmood Mamdani
The Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date1996
Genre Political Science
Pages 353
ISBN 0691027935
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In analyzing the obstacles to democratization in post- independence Africa, Mahmood Mamdani offers a bold, insightful account of colonialism's legacy--a bifurcated power that mediated racial domination through tribally organized local authorities, reproducing racial identity in citizens and ethnic identity in subjects. Many writers have understood colonial rule as either "direct" (French) or "indirect" (British), with a third variant--apartheid--as exceptional. This benign terminology, Mamdani shows, masks the fact that these were actually variants of a despotism. While direct rule denied rights to subjects on racial grounds, indirect rule incorporated them into a "customary" mode of rule, with state-appointed Native Authorities defining custom. By tapping authoritarian possibilities in culture, and by giving culture an authoritarian bent, indirect rule (decentralized despotism) set the pace for Africa; the French followed suit by changing from direct to indirect administration, while apartheid emerged relatively later. Apartheid, Mamdani shows, was actually the generic form of the colonial state in Africa. Through case studies of rural (Uganda) and urban (South Africa) resistance movements, we learn how these institutional features fragment resistance and how states tend to play off reform in one sector against repression in the other. Reforming a power that institutionally enforces tension between town and country, and between ethnicities, is the key challenge for anyone interested in democratic reform in Africa.

The Book Citizen Lobbyists
The Author Brian E. Adams
The Publisher Temple University Press
Release Date2007
Genre Political Science
Pages 247
ISBN 1592135714
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: How do ordinary citizens become involved in local politics?

The Book Race and Citizen Identity in the Classical Athenian Democracy
The Author Susan Lape
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2010-02-15
Genre History
ISBN 9781139484121
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In Race and Citizen Identity in the Classical Athenian Democracy, Susan Lape demonstrates how a race ideology grounded citizen identity. Although this ideology did not manifest itself in a fully developed race myth, its study offers insight into the causes and conditions that can give rise to race and racisms in both modern and pre-modern cultures. In the Athenian context, racial citizenship emerged because it both defined and justified those who were entitled to share in the political, symbolic, and socioeconomic goods of Athenian citizenship. By investigating Athenian law, drama, and citizenship practices, this study shows how citizen identity worked in practice to consolidate national unity and to account for past Athenian achievements. It also considers how Athenian identity narratives fuelled Herodotus' and Thucydides' understanding of history and causation.

The Book Citizen Science
The Author Alan Irwin
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2002-01-10
Genre Social Science
Pages 216
ISBN 9781134792580
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: We are all concerned by the environmental threats facing us today. Environmental issues are a major area of concern for policy makers, industrialists and public groups of many different kinds. While science seems central to our understanding of such threats, the statements of scientists are increasingly open to challenge in this area. Meanwhile, citizens may find themselves labelled as `ignorant' in environmental matters. In Citizen Science Alan Irwin provides a much needed route through the fraught relationship between science, the public and the environmental threat.

The Book Fairness and Competence in Citizen Participation
The Author Ortwin Renn
The Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date1995-10-31
Genre Nature
Pages 381
ISBN 0792335171
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A vital issue facing the citizens and governments of modern democracies is the direct participation of the public in the solution of environmental problems. Governments are increasingly experimenting with approaches that give citizens a greater say in the environmental debate. Fairness and Competence in Citizen Participation addresses a crucial question: How can we measure the performance of the citizen participation process? A novel approach to the problem is taken by viewing public participation as an act of communication. Drawing on Jürgen Habermas' Critical Theory of Communication, a normative framework is developed around the central area of citizen participation and competence in knowledge verification. A milestone on the road of citizen participation and applied critical theory, the book provides a sound theoretical and methodological basis for the systematic evaluation of models for environmental discourse. Eight models of citizen participation are studied, from North America and Europe. Each model is evaluated and criticized in paired chapters written by prominent scholars. Audience: Planners and citizens alike will find pragmatic advice in the evaluations.

The Book Citizen Relationship Management
The Author Alexander Schellong
The Publisher Peter Lang
Release Date2008
Pages 242
ISBN 363157844X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This study explores Customer Relationship Management (CRM) in government. Based on an interdisciplinary literature review and multiple-case study design, a model of Citizen Relationship Management (CiRM) is developed and discussed. The case studies explore the perceptions of CRM/CiRM by administrators, elected officials and consultants as well as its implementation and impact on the municipal level and in a multijurisdictional environment in the United States. Although the explorative part of the study focuses broadly on a theoretical conceptualization of CiRM, the immediate empirical referent of research are the 311 initiatives in the City of Baltimore, the City of Chicago, the City of New York and Miami-Dade County. Thus, the results help administrators and researchers to convey the idea and challenges of 311 well. The study shows that CRM is to a certain extent only partly able to make novel contributions to currently active reform movements in government. In addition, the study’s findings support the idea that CiRM provides the means to a different kind of public participation.

The Book Citizen Critics
The Author Rosa A. Eberly
The Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release Date2000
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 199
ISBN 025206867X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this revealing study of the links among literature, rhetoric, and democracy, Rosa A. Eberly explores the public debate generated by amateur and professional readers about four controversial literary works: two that were censored in the United States and two that created conflict because they were not censored.In Citizen Critics Eberly compares the outrage sparked by the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses and Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer with the relative quiescence that greeted the much more violent and sexually explicit content of Bret Easton Ellis's American Psychoand Andrea Dworkin's Mercy. Through a close reading of letters to the editor, reviews, media coverage, and court cases, Eberly shows how literary critics and legal experts defused censorship debates by shifting the focus from content to aesthetics and from social values to publicity. By asserting their authority to pass judgments - thus denying the authority of citizen critics - these professionals effectively removed the discussion from literary public spheres.A passionate advocate for treating reading as a public and rhetorical enterprise rather than solely as a private one, Eberly suggests the potential impact a work of literature may have on the social polity if it is brought into public forums for debate rather than removed to the exclusive rooms of literary criticism. Eberly urges educators to use their classrooms as protopublic spaces in which students can learn to make the transition from private reader to public citizen.

The Book Beyond the Citizen s Charter
The Author Ian Bynoe
The Publisher Institute for Public Policy Research
Release Date1996
Genre Administrative agencies
Pages 144
ISBN 1860300359
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Democracy as the Political Empowerment of the Citizen
The Author Majid Behrouzi
The Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date2006
Genre Philosophy
Pages 238
ISBN 0739118099
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Relates the democratic potential of the electronic technologies to the idea of direct-participatory democracy. Clarifying the original meaning of the idea of democracy, this book develops a different theory of democracy, Direct-Deliberative e-Democracy.

The Book Citizen and Self in Ancient Greece
The Author Vincent Farenga
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2006-05-29
Genre History
ISBN 9781139456784
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This 2006 study examines how the ancient Greeks decided questions of justice as a key to understanding the intersection of our moral and political lives. Combining contemporary political philosophy with historical, literary and philosophical texts, it examines a series of remarkable individuals who performed 'scripts' of justice in early Iron Age, archaic and classical Greece. From the earlier periods, these include Homer's Achilles and Odysseus as heroic individuals who are also prototypical citizens, and Solon the lawgiver, writing the scripts of statute law and the jury trial. In democratic Athens, the focus turns to dialogues between a citizen's moral autonomy and political obligation in Aeschyleon tragedy, Pericles' citizenship paradigm, Antiphon's sophistic thought and forensic oratory, the political leadership of Alcibiades and Socrates' moral individualism.

The Book The Citizen of a Republic
The Author Charles Edwards Lester
The Publisher
Release Date1845
Genre Citizenship
Pages 190
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Citizen Hobo
The Author Todd DePastino
The Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date2010-03-15
Genre History
Pages 350
ISBN 9780226143804
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In the years following the Civil War, a veritable army of homeless men swept across America's "wageworkers' frontier" and forged a beguiling and bedeviling counterculture known as "hobohemia." Celebrating unfettered masculinity and jealously guarding the American road as the preserve of white manhood, hoboes took command of downtown districts and swaggered onto center stage of the new urban culture. Less obviously, perhaps, they also staked their own claims on the American polity, claims that would in fact transform the very entitlements of American citizenship. In this eye-opening work of American history, Todd DePastino tells the epic story of hobohemia's rise and fall, and crafts a stunning new interpretation of the "American century" in the process. Drawing on sources ranging from diaries, letters, and police reports to movies and memoirs, Citizen Hobo breathes life into the largely forgotten world of the road, but it also, crucially, shows how the hobo army so haunted the American body politic that it prompted the creation of an entirely new social order and political economy. DePastino shows how hoboes—with their reputation as dangers to civilization, sexual savages, and professional idlers—became a cultural and political force, influencing the creation of welfare state measures, the promotion of mass consumption, and the suburbanization of America. Citizen Hobo's sweeping retelling of American nationhood in light of enduring struggles over "home" does more than chart the change from "homelessness" to "houselessness." In its breadth and scope, the book offers nothing less than an essential new context for thinking about Americans' struggles against inequality and alienation.

The Book Citizen Science
The Author Susanne Hecker
The Publisher UCL Press
Release Date2018-10-15
Genre Political Science
Pages 580
ISBN 9781787352339
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Citizen science, the active participation of the public in scientific research projects, is a rapidly expanding field in open science and open innovation. It provides an integrated model of public knowledge production and engagement with science. As a growing worldwide phenomenon, it is invigorated by evolving new technologies that connect people easily and effectively with the scientific community. Catalysed by citizens’ wishes to be actively involved in scientific processes, as a result of recent societal trends, it also offers contributions to the rise in tertiary education. In addition, citizen science provides a valuable tool for citizens to play a more active role in sustainable development. This book identifies and explains the role of citizen science within innovation in science and society, and as a vibrant and productive science-policy interface. The scope of this volume is global, geared towards identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, practice and policy. The chapters consider the role of citizen science in the context of the wider agenda of open science and open innovation, and discuss progress towards responsible research and innovation, two of the most critical aspects of science today.