Atlas of the 2012 Elections

The historical maps and analysis presented in chapter 5 of this atlas are intended to help readers interpret the geographical outcome of the 2012 US presidential election from an even longer-term temporal perspective than that of only ...

Author: J. Clark Archer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442225848

Category: Political Science

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Bringing together leading political geographers and political scientists, this atlas analyzes and maps the campaigns, primaries, general election, and key state referenda in the hotly contested 2012 elections.
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Old School Still Matters Lessons from History to Reform Public Education in America

Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. 2012. 1836 Presidential General Election Results. Accessed March 5, 2012, from http:// Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. 2012.

Author: Brian L.. Fife

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313398100

Category: Education

Page: 331

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Can public schools in America be saved? This book considers theory, current practice, and the common school ideal through a historical lens to arrive at practical suggestions for reforming contemporary public education. • Presents information on a topic of paramount importance, as almost 90 percent of American children in grades K–12 attend public schools • Provides a thorough analysis of the writings of Horace Mann, the education reformer largely credited with helping to create the common school in the 19th century • Merges theory and practice, analyzing the common school ideal in a historical sense while also presenting ways to reform contemporary public education
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Atlas of Knowledge

In “5th Iteration (2009): Science Maps for Science Policy Makers,” Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, edited by Katy Börner and Elisha F. ... Map. References USDA Agricultural Research Service. 2012. “USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.

Author: Katy Borner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262028813

Category: Computers

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The power of mapping: principles for visualizing knowledge, illustrated by many stunning large-scale, full-color maps. Maps of physical spaces locate us in the world and help us navigate unfamiliar routes. Maps of topical spaces help us visualize the extent and structure of our collective knowledge; they reveal bursts of activity, pathways of ideas, and borders that beg to be crossed. This book, from the author of Atlas of Science, describes the power of topical maps, providing readers with principles for visualizing knowledge and offering as examples forty large-scale and more than 100 small-scale full-color maps. Today, data literacy is becoming as important as language literacy. Well-designed visualizations can rescue us from a sea of data, helping us to make sense of information, connect ideas, and make better decisions in real time. In Atlas of Knowledge, leading visualization expert Katy Börner makes the case for a systems science approach to science and technology studies and explains different types and levels of analysis. Drawing on fifteen years of teaching and tool development, she introduces a theoretical framework meant to guide readers through user and task analysis; data preparation, analysis, and visualization; visualization deployment; and the interpretation of science maps. To exemplify the framework, the Atlas features striking and enlightening new maps from the popular “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science” exhibit that range from “Key Events in the Development of the Video Tape Recorder” to “Mobile Landscapes: Location Data from Cell Phones for Urban Analysis” to “Literary Empires: Mapping Temporal and Spatial Settings of Victorian Poetry” to “Seeing Standards: A Visualization of the Metadata Universe.” She also discusses the possible effect of science maps on the practice of science.
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Russia Regional Economic and Business Atlas Volume 1 Strategic Economic Business Development and Investment Information for 85 Russian State Level Jurisdictions

Elections to the Duma, the 450-seat lower house of parliament, were held most recently on December 4, 2011, and presidential elections on March 4, 2012. The pro-government party, United Russia, polled 49 percent of the Duma vote, ...

Author: IBP, Inc


ISBN: 9781577515159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Russia Regional Economic and Business Atlas Volume 1 Strategic Economic, Business Development and Investment Information for 85 Russian State Level Jurisdictions
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Second Verse Same as the First

The 2012 Presidential Election in the South Scott E. Buchanan, Branwell D. Kapeluck. Fox News, September 22, ... All historical election data come from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presi- dential Elections,

Author: Scott E. Buchanan

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610755337

Category: Political Science

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Second Verse, Same as the First is a volume of essays covering the 2012 election as it played out in the eleven former states of the Confederacy. The essays are organized by state and emphasize the presidential campaign, but each state chapter also includes analysis on notable congressional races and important patterns at the state level. Interesting patterns in the South and their implications for the balance of power between the two major parties are analyzed. Additional chapters cover the issues that dominated voter decision making and the nomination process. Second Verse, Same as the First is a necessity for academics, journalists, and political enthusiasts seeking a deeper understanding of contemporary changes in southern electoral politics.
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The Routledge Atlas of South Asian Affairs

The 2013 elections marked the first time that Pakistan had experienced the successful transfer of power from one democratically elected ... Map 46 Pakistan's National Assembly election, 2013 Map 47 Sri Lanka's Parliamentary election, 2012.

Author: Robert W. Bradnock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317405108

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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South Asia has developed from a group of newly independent post-Colonial states of at most secondary importance to the wider world to its current position as a region of central strategic importance to both global economic development and world peace and stability. This Atlas highlights the global significance of South Asia in relation to economic, geopolitical and strategic interests. It provides a coherent descriptive and analytical account of the key elements of the complex societies that make up the region and its component countries. Illustrated with more than 100 original maps and offering concise entries on key issues, the book is structured thematically in these sections: Global Context Geographical Environments Historical Evolution of South Asia Key Issues in modern South Asia Economy and Security Designed for use in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes and seminars in geography, history, economics, anthropology, international relations, political science and the environment as well as regional courses on the South Asia, this book is also a comprehensive reference source for libraries and decision makers focusing on South Asia.
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The Politics of Representation

In this important new book, an international team of experts critically examines issues of democratic representation in three culturally diverse nations whose governments are elected under systems of proportional representation - New ...

Author: Associate Professor Department of Management Communication Juliet Roper

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820461482

Category: Political Science

Page: 185

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As societies have become ever more complex, coupled with the increased power of the media, electoral campaigns have become a key focus of political communication research. In this important new book, an international team of experts critically examines issues of democratic representation in three culturally diverse nations whose governments are elected under systems of proportional representation - New Zealand, Germany, and Italy. The authors examine the power plays at work in the development and implementation of proportional representation in their respective countries and they consider the ways in which the electoral system has impacted election campaign strategies. The final chapter by Douglas Kellner (George F. Kellner Philosophy of Education Chair, Social Sciences and Comparative Education, UCLA) relates the issue to contemporary politics in the United States by using the 2000 U.S. presidential election to investigate the ways in which democracy is served, and disserved, by the electoral system.
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Rethinking Map Literacy

Election. Maps. The 2012 US presidential election map shown in Fig. 7.1 (Newman 2012) is a binary-variable choropleth map that is a highly generalized depiction of its theme – the 2012 US presidential election.

Author: Ming Xie

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030685942

Category: Geographic information systems

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This book provides two conceptual frameworks for further investigation of map literacy and fills in a gap in map literacy studies, addressing the distinction between reference maps and thematic maps and the varying uses of quantitative map literacy (QML) within and between the two. The text offers two conceptual frameworks and uses specific map examples to explore this variability in map reading skills and knowledge, with the goal of informing educational pedagogy and practices within geography and related disciplines. The book will appeal to cartographers and geographers as a new perspective on a tool of communication they have long employed in their disciplines, and will also appeal to those involved in the educational pedagogy of information and data literacy as a way to conceptualize the development of curricula and teaching materials in the increasingly important arena of the interplay between quantitative data and map-based graphics. The first framework discussed is based on a three-set Venn model, and addresses the content and relationships of three literacies map literacy, quantitative literacy and background information. As part of this framework, the field of QML is introduced, conceptualized, and defined as the knowledge (concepts, skills and facts) required to accurately read, use, interpret and understand the quantitative information embedded in geographic backgrounds. The second framework is of a compositional triangle based on (1) the ratio of reference to thematic map purpose and (2) the level of generalization and/or distortion within maps. In combination, these two parameters allow for any type of map to be located within the triangle as a prelude to considering the type and level of quantitative literacy that comes into play during map reading. Based on the two frameworks mentioned above, the pedagogical tool of word problems is applied to map literacy in an innovative way to explore the variability of map reading skills and knowledge based on specific map examples.
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