News tagged with social justice

The long road to more democratic policing

In England and Wales the introduction of directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in November 2012 was heralded by the government as a great democratising transformation, ensuring that police would be governed ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Social Sciences
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How new social movements take root

Contemporary movements, such as those initiated after the recent shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., can be born seemingly overnight in the digital age. UA researchers point to several factors.

dateSep 24, 2014 in Internet
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Are Quebecers irrationally opposed to shale gas?

Quebecers are particularly hostile toward the development of shale gas, but this aversion is driven less by 'not in my backyard' (NIMBY) attitudes than 'not in anyone's backyard (NIABY), according to a comparative study of ...

dateJun 11, 2014 in Environment
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A course correction for transportation thinking

Time spent commuting is usually considered time wasted. At least that's how transportation planners think of it, and it stands true whether you're stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, soaring through the skies toward a vacation ...

dateMay 16, 2014 in Other
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