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View Resource Open Syllabus Project: Co-Assignment Galaxy

The Open Syllabus Project (featured in the 7-15-2016 Scout Report) uses machine learning to analyze "a corpus of seven million English-language syllabi from over 80 countries." At the link above, readers will find the project's Co-Assignment Galaxy, a fascinating interactive visualization of more than 160,000 of the most commonly assigned texts in the Open Syllabus database. Upon arrival, visitors...

View Resource Pew Research Center: Many Across the Globe Are Dissatisfied With How Democracy Is Working

This report published by the Pew Research Center examines views on how democracy is working from residents of 27 countries around the world. Released in April 2019, this report is based on Pew's Spring Global Attitudes Survey of 30,133 people conducted between May 14 and August 12 in 2018. While the opinions expressed about each nation's democracy varied considerably, the report found...

View Resource Middle East Teaching Tools: Arab Uprisings

Social studies educators who would like to discuss the 2011-2012 Arab Spring uprisings in their classrooms, as well as anyone curious to learn more about these social movements, may be interested in this collection of resources curated by the Middle East Studies Center (MESC) at Portland State University as part of their Middle East Teaching Tools site. At the link above, visitors will find...

View Resource Inter-Parliamentary Union: New Parline

Readers interested in accessing data on national legislative bodies from around the world would do well to check out New Parline, the open data platform of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). This resource "allows you not only to find information on national parliaments but also to compare the data for all parliaments or a particular region." Visitors can search for a particular country and...

View Resource Items: The Democracy Papers

"Can representative democracies be strengthened to govern more effectively?" This is the question that the Social Science Research Council's (SSRC) Anxieties of Democracy program has been exploring. In the Democracy Papers, a series in the SSRC's digital publication Items, readers will find essays that "highlight and summarize new research presented at conferences and workshops related to the...