The Space in Between How to Debate in the Very Public Square

The Space in   Between   How to Debate in the Very Public Square

A new book by myself that looks at how we should be conducting ourselves as we seek to engage in the very debates of the very Public Squares throughout the World - at - Large.

Author: John C. Burt

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 036804159X

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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A new book by myself that looks at how we should be conducting ourselves as we seek to engage in the very debates of the very Public Squares throughout the World - at - Large. The things that are helpful to this process and debate in the Public Square.
Categories: Religion

Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements

Law and Politics of the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements

Echoing the occupations of Tahrir, Syntagma, and beyond, the Umbrella Movement fashioned its very own public space. The “square” was a space for public discourse and debate: a temporary polis within the streets of the city, ...

Author: Brian Christopher Jones

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317157151

Category: Law

Page: 236

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Rarely do acts of civil disobedience come in such grand fashion as Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement. The two protests came in regions and jurisdictions that many have underestimated as regards furthering notions of political speech, democratisation, and testing the limits of authority. This book breaks down these two movements and explores their complex legal and political significance. The collection brings together some of Asia’s, and especially Taiwan and Hong Kong’s, most prolific writers, many of whom are internationally recognised experts in their respective fields, to address the legal and political significance of both movements, including the complex questions they posed as regards democracy, rule of law, authority, and freedom of speech. Given that occupational type protests have become a prominent method for protesters to make their cases to both citizens and governments, exploring the legalities of these significant protests and establishing best practices will be important to future movements, wherever they may transpire. With this in mind, the book does not stop at implications for Taiwan and Hong Kong, but talks about its subject matter from a comparative, international perspective.
Categories: Law

Toward New Democratic Imaginaries stanbul Seminars on Islam Culture and Politics

Toward New Democratic Imaginaries     stanbul Seminars on Islam  Culture and Politics

They contest and subvert domination by using public space for their own ends, sometimes through collective action and ... who debate how public space is to be shaped, and how the public should (not) be ruled, and who engage in the very ...

Author: Seyla Benhabib

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319418216

Category: Philosophy

Page: 342

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This volume combines rigorous empirical and theoretical analyses with political engagement to look beyond reductive short-hands that ignore the historical evolution and varieties of Islamic doctrine and that deny the complexities of Muslim societies' encounters with modernity itself. Are Islam and democracy compatible? Can we shed the language of 'Islam vs. the West' for new political imaginaries? The authors analyze struggles over political legitimacy since the Arab Spring and the rise of Al Qaeda and ISIS in their historical and political complexity across the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. Distinguishing multiculturalism from interculturalism and understanding multiple modernities, philosophers in the volume tease out the complexities of civilizational encounters. The volume also shows how the Paris massacres or the Danish caricature controversy do not remain confined to Europe but influence struggles and confrontations within Muslim societies. Gender and Islam are addressed from a comparative perspective bringing into conversation not only the experience of different Muslim countries with Islamic law but also by analysing Jewish family law.
Categories: Philosophy

Post Pandemic Pedagogy

Post Pandemic Pedagogy

As we turn to the civic and public spaces of exhibition debating, we should keep in mind that practitioners of the ... kind of environment” (Wenzel 1971, 253) at tournaments rather than reconnecting the activity to the public square.

Author: Joseph M Valenzano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793652225


Page: 304

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Post-Pandemic Pedagogy: A Paradigm Shift discusses how COVID-19 upended the college and university pedagogical paradigm. This collection looks at what we thought we knew about good teaching, how those notions changed during the pandemic, and speculates on where we will go from here in our classrooms and on our campuses.

Global Public Square

Global Public Square

Chapter 14 – The 21st Century Public Square Public Space In ancient Greek cities, an open space serving as an ... It was where citizens did business, talked philosophy and politics and where debate and rhetoric became important skills.

Author: Francis Sealey

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 9781847475039


Page: 236

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DescriptionThe 21st Century is one of the most turbulent and critical in our history. When the blueprints that guided us through the last two centuries have been torn up or found wanting there is a great need to recreate our future through thought discussion and action. Well-being is about being happy with ourselves and comfortable with our environment and without the public space to create that and forge new maps and purpose then we are in danger of an intellectual and emotional void. This book is about creating and expanding the public sphere or square where this can happen and where we can make connections that will make a difference. But the public square in the 21st century is both local and global and based around constantly changing networks. How we give public space to these new networks is central to the theme of this book. This book emphasises that it is these local and global networks that have the power to shape our future by bringing into focus the need to change both our environment and ourselves. It is the connections made that are the engines and energy of networks and relationships created between individual and organisations can become the effective agents of change and reinvigorate our political life. The 21st century has to be about making the connections that will simultaneously change both our environment and ourselves. It is in the global public square of the present century that we can recreate our future in a sustainable way when faced with constant diversity and change. About the AuthorFrancis Sealey was born in 1944 and was a Producer and Executive Producer for many years working for both the BBC Open University and the Community Programmes Unit. He has been active in politics and community action for most of his life, being a Parliamentary Candidate in 1974 and founder and activist in a number of social & community networks. Since 1993 he has been a freelance producer working with a number of training, public and voluntary organisations. In 2007 he founded 21st Century Network to help recreate public space and bring genuine debate back to public life.

Star Wars in the Public Square

Star Wars in the Public Square

To be certain, the dialogic public square is not a space of equal participation and formalized debate where ... discursive space where the vernacular voices of authors, artists and fans participate in creating a “connection between the ...

Author: Derek R. Sweet

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786477647

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Speculative science fiction, with its underlying socio-political dialogue, represents an important intersection of popular culture and public discourse. As a pop culture text, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars offers critical commentary on contemporary issues, marking a moment of interplay whereby author and audience come together in what Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin called collaborative meaning making. This book critically examines the series as a voice in the political dialogues concerning human cloning, torture, just war theory, peace and drone warfare.
Categories: Performing Arts

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Yet as well as its gendered dimensions, such a model of the autonomous, democratic public square presupposes that the ... media as not just reflecting or reporting news but actu— ally constructing the very nature of 'public' debate; ...

Author: Elaine Graham

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9780334045984

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Public theology is an increasingly important area of theological discourse with strong global networks of institutions and academics involved in it. Elaine Graham is one of the UK's leading theologians and an established SCM author. In this book, Elaine Graham argues that Western society is entering an unprecedented political and cultural era, in which many of the assumptions of classic sociological theory and of mainstream public theology are being overturned. Whilst many of the features of the trajectory of religious decline, typical of Western modernity, are still apparent, there are compelling and vibrant signs of religious revival, not least in public life and politics - local, national and global. This requires a revision of the classic secularization thesis, as well as much Western liberal political theory, which set out separate or at least demarcated terms of engagement between religion and the public domain. Elaine Graham examines claims that Western societies are moving from 'secular' to 'post-secular' conditions and traces the contours of the 'post-secular': the revival of faith-based engagement in public sphere alongside the continuing - perhaps intensifying - questioning of the legi¬timacy of religion in public life. She argues that public theology must rethink its theological and strategic priorities in order to be convincing in this new 'post-secular' world and makes the case for the renewed prospects for public theology as a form of Christian apologetics, drawing from Biblical, classical and contemporary sources.
Categories: Religion

The Meaning of Religious Freedom in the Public Square

The Meaning of Religious Freedom in the Public Square

There is a contemporary secular fixation on centering the debate on issues of faith, when the fact is that religion is also motivated by hope and charity! As seen above, one of the ways in which religion is present in the public square ...

Author: Pablo Munoz Iturrieta

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532639708

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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This book offers a new perspective on religious freedom. Its central theme is to elucidate the meaning of religion and freedom in discussions related to religious freedom and the place of religion in the public square. One often hears that either religion must be tamed by restricting its access to public power, or that in the name of neutrality and equality no religious reasoning may be used in the political sphere, as it may be coercive to other worldviews. There is also the idea that “religion” is a feature of human life essentially distinct from “secular” features such as politics and economics, and which has a peculiarly dangerous inclination to promote violence. Thus, the meaning of religious freedom in the twenty-first century seems uncertain. For that reason, it is necessary to clarify the meaning of religious freedom, especially in relation to the public sphere, in order to offer an answer that will guide us in discerning issues of religious freedom.
Categories: Religion

Faith in the Public Square

Faith in the Public Square

... intercultural debate that may not be clearly identifiable in the abstract, but emerge in the historical encounter between cultures as a common ground that allows both agreement and further exploration of disagreement. and he very ...

Author: Rowan Williams

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408187586

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Rowan Williams on critical contemporary issues in his final book as Archbishop of Canterbury.
Categories: Religion

Introducing Intercultural Communication

Introducing Intercultural Communication

public. square. In order to communicate with fellow citizens, we need to have access to different public spaces. ... could be observed in the difference between the polis (the sphere where citizens would debate the public affairs, ...

Author: Shuang Liu

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473909120

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Introducing Intercultural Communication uses examples and case studies from around the world to situate communication theory in a truly global perspective. Covering the essentials from international conflict to migration and social networking, this book shows students how to master the skills and concepts at work in how we communicate and understand each other across cultural boundaries. Each chapter brings to life the links between theory and practice, and between the global and local, showing you how to understand the influence of your culture on how you view yourself and others. In this book: Theory boxes show you how to use key ideas in work contexts. Case studies from European, Chinese, Australian and American contexts give you a truly global perspective. Critical questions help you to challenge yourself. A full chapter gives practical tips on how to become an effective intercultural communicator. Annotated lists of further reading and free access to online SAGE journal articles assist you in your research. A companion website ( provides you with exercise questions, as well as extended reading lists. This book will guide you to success in your studies and will teach you to become a more critical consumer of information.
Categories: Social Science