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    Doing IT for Themselves: Management versus Autonomy in Youth E-Citizenship

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    Part of the Volume on Civic Life Online: Learning How Digital Media Can Engage Youth. This chapter explores tensions between managed and autonomous conceptions of youth e-citizenship as manifested in six UK-based projects. Managed youth e-citizenship projects are characterized as seeking to establish "connections" between young people and institutions that have power over their lives. Regarding youth as apprentice citizens who need to learn appropriate ways of engaging with encrusted structures of governance, they seek to promote habits of civility, while at the same time encouraging young people to think of themselves as empowered social actors whose (virtual) voices deserve to be heard. In contrast, autonomous e-citizenship projects tend not to be funded by government, and express strong reservations about having relationship too close to the state. These projects are less interested in engaging with powerful institutions than in forming powerful networks of young people, engaged with one another to resist the power of institutions. Regarding youth as independent political agents, autonomous e-citizens expect less from the communicative potential of having their say; for them, empowerment entails an intimate relationship between voice and action. The chapter concludes by proposing a set of policy recommendations that might lead to a productive convergence between these two models of youth e-citizenship

    Double-averaged velocity profiles over fixed dune shapes

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    Evaluation Summary of the Teagle Foundation's College -Community Connections Initiative

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    Established in 2005 by the Teagle Foundation, the College?Community Connections (CCC) initiative funds partnerships between New York City community?based organizations and New York City metropolitan area colleges and universities to help talented and underserved high school students prepare for and succeed in college by engaging them in academically ambitious programs.  Exhibit 1 provides an overview of the CCC partnerships. 

    League-Table Incentives and Price Bubbles in Experimental Asset Markets

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    We study experimental markets in which participants face incentives modeled upon those prevailing in markets for managed funds. Each participant's portfolio is periodically evaluated at market value and ranked in a league table according to short-term paper returns. Those who rank highly attract a larger share of new fund inflows. Under conditions in which prices are close to intrinsic value, the effect of incentives is mild. However under conditions in which markets are prone to bubble, mispricing is greatly exacerbated by incentives. Even in experienced markets, prices climb to levels clearly indicative of speculation and do not always crash back.league tables, price bubbles, managed funds markets, tournament incentives, asset market experiments

    Spatially-averaged oscillatory flow over a rough bed

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    Joe Heaney Meets the Academy

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    Possible Ethical Problems with Military Use of Non-Lethal Weapons

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