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Current Communitarian Programs and Projects

US to push airlines for passenger records in the Washington Post on January 11, 2004. Office of Law Enforcement Standards has a page explaining how communitarian cops useDetection, Inspection, and Enforcement Technologies.

The FBI's Efforts to Improve the Sharing of Intelligence and Other Information (109 pp. USDOJ pdf file). Audit Reoport 04-10 Dec 2003. (From Etzioni's blog... he's going to keep us updated on these efforts. Thanks Amitai!

The Renewal Alliance, hosted by Senator Santorum who brought us The Faith Based Initiative.

Caring Citizen — A Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, posted by PHILIA, a site devoted to the UN Dialogue on Citizenship.

Corporation for National and Community Service-What's Hot. Summary of HR 4854 - Citizen Service Act of 2002. Highlights of the Bill As Ordered Reported by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on June 12, 2002. About the Corporation for National and Community Service

Universal National Service Act of 2003-H.R. 163-Text "To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes." IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, January 7, 2003. Mr. RANGEL (for himself, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. STARK, and Mr. ABERCROMBIE) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

Testimony of Congressman Harold Ford, Citizen Service in the 21st Century”, Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Select Education, April 25, 2002.

Education for Citizenship, Learning and Political Science presented by Professor John Annette, Middlesex University,UK. (This piece thoroughly examines Britians using the influence of Etzioni's communitarianism to shape a "civic moralism" in public policy, and calls the extent of that influence "an important and interesting question".)

American Political Science Association:The Impact of Service Learning on Democratic and Civic Values by Susan Hunter, West Virginia University and Richard A. Brisbin Jr., West Virginia University, September 2000.

Third Communitarian SummitWashington, DC, July 9-11, 2004
The summit will take place simultaneously with a meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.Sessions will include:
I. The moral infrastructure: sessions on the future of the family; character education; ways we celebrate, norms and informal controls; the moral voice.
II. Society as a community of communities: diversity within unity; individual rights and social responsibilities in an age of terrorism; communitarian economics.
III. Communitarian theory and philosophy: particularistic obligations AND universal rights; universal values.
IV.From empire to community--toward a new, communitarian global architecture.
V. Communitarian public policies.
Others to be announced.
Call for Papers
The Communitarian Network invites paper proposals on any of the following topics: communitarian theory and philosophy; autonomy and social order; rights and responsibilities; the moral voice, moral dialogues, norms and laws; the moral infrastructure; family; character education; informal rituals and the ways we celebrate; the community of communities; the global community; and universal values.
For additional information, and to submit papers, paper proposals and registration forms, contact: Jennifer Ambrosino The Communitarian Network 2130 H Street, N.W., Suite 703 Washington, D.C. 20052 jambro@gwu.edu 202.994.6420

Let us also remain silent about DARPA; surely we must never discuss the new miltary grant funds for University "behavior" research, unless we're qualified to be one of the applicants, of course. Conscripts and "volunteers" for behavior research may or may not be notified of their acceptance into the programs, at a much later date. healthlinks.washington.edu

Sound Transit "approved" Smart Cards, Seattle PI, April 25, 2003.

"A small group of residents are making some big accusations against the City of Belleville," according to Fox 2 KTVI, St. Louis. In Belleville, Illinois the City apparently enforces several communitarian programs that give picky neighbors the power to overturn the Bill of Rights for the less affluent members of the collectives. Take this link to The Fox Files and do a search for Belleville City Rules. It's a Fox File investigation of the city's "tough 'House Rules'".

Twin Oaks Community is a 35 year old communitarian intentional community in rural Virginia, USA. It sounds like a lovely cooperative style of voluntary communal living. Too bad this isn't the way they planned the collective in our neighborhood. But this is a fine example of what the community developers use to create the "vision."

Negative CounterPlans i04 is a debate between federalism and communitarianism.

Communitarianism works at all levels of government.

(More on this topic coming soon! For an overview of what's coming, be sure to check out What They Stand For.)

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