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Citizens and engagement: moving beyond slogans

Alina Rocha Menocal, Research Fellow, Politics and Governance at Development Progress, details some of the mechanisms of citizen engagement, particularly in the developing world, and explores some of the primary theoretical frameworks for analyzing citizen engagement. 708 more words


The Social Media Echo Chamber

I’ve never really been one to use my personal Facebook page as a platform for my political views. It wasn’t even a conscious choice on my part, but my interactions on Facebook have been mainly social – checking in at the movies with friends, posting birthday selfies, and the occasional whiny status when I felt the need to complain about something or other. 580 more words

Canadian Politics

The Case for Taking Action against Apathy Part I

New guest author Keith O’Dwyer flies his figurative glider onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to speak against the proliferation of money in politics.

“The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.

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Policy And Politics

JoiEU Gets Quoted in Official EU Report on the 2014 European Elections

 JoiEU became one of only three citizen projects specifically   mentioned as positive examples of citizen action in the Report on the 2014 European Parliament elections, a Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions… 205 more words

Citizen Participation EU

Recusing Ourselves To Death: Social Media’s Silent Majority Is Damaging Our Democracy

“Aldous Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism… the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance… we would become a trivial culture… As he remarked in… 1,359 more words

Youth, Politics and Social Media!

Some people say that all social change results in large part from the energy and idealism of young people. Others say that young people’s involvement in social change is mostly superficial and that youth are easily manipulated into high-visibility actions that may not contribute much towards genuine social change.  799 more words