Giving workers a ‘voice’ is easy, and has already been proven effective as a management technique.
Employees whose bosses give them some discretion over their work tasks are significantly more likely to engage in political behaviours outside work.
Children have the right to express their opinions and be heard.
We want our children to flourish. To ensure that they do, we need to help them develop their sense of good and evil, justice and injustice. Engaging in politics is crucial to this development.
Couch potato or engaged citizen?
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Streaming television may actually facilitate important forms of human interaction, like participating in politics.
Scientists have a lot to contribute – and a lot to lose.
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The scientific community enjoys one of the highest levels of trust among American institutions. But engaging in the political arena during a contentious election season comes with dangers.
Voters know when they are being given a ‘sell job’ by politicians.
Many voters feel completely powerless in the election process and their engagement with democracy; they talk in terms of 'us' and 'them' and of not being respected by those in power.
As we get ready to vote in a federal election, satisfaction with democracy is at its lowest level since 1996.
It should be of concern to politicians that so much discontent is apparent at a time of relative affluence.