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    which has to be renovated and developed in order to support social integration. Base on the data collected from the surveys and the Molenbeek’s specific identities, I make recommendations to support the reconstruction process of these open spaces. Participatory design process: During a design process of open space, in order to make sure that renovated open space is suitable for community, the relationship between community and environment needs to be considered. What is important is there are 2 aspects

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    Participatory design simply means encouraging and producing new social relationships. It is an approach to design attempting to actively involve participants in the design process. Sometimes it is useful in order to help ensure the product designed meets their needs and is usable. The term has been used in many different areas such as; product design, architecture, software design, graphic design… Also it has been used in various scales and different settings (performance of the building, performance

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    Making a Plausible Case for Participatory Democracy Under Modern Conditions The ‘classical’ theory of democracy, such as that advocated by Rousseau in the Social Contract and traditionally held as adopted by the citizens of Ancient Greece, arose from a vision of democracy as a fully participatory system, a system in which the citizens would gather together to rule in a sovereign assembly and, hence, each member would be able to contribute directly and equally to the political decision-making

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    Urban Consolidation

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    undermined by ambiguous definition. This ambiguity, as expressed through a general lack of inter-governmental and inter-professional cohesion on this policy, can best be understood in terms of individual motives (AIUSH,1991). * State Government^s participatory role in the reduction of infrastructure spending. * Urban Professional^s recognition of the increased variability, robustness, and interest in both the urban area and their work. * Conservation Activist^s commendation of the lower consumption

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    Participatory Management

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    Participatory Management In scanning the recent literature on participatory management certain themes arise. Participatory management is a way to empower employees and create a more innovative bottom up structure for organizations. It is a movement toward decentralizing power. There are many suggestions on how this type of structure is to be realized. Most articles I reviewed have positive views of this structural method. Participative management is rooted in the human resource theoretical

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    Participatory Paradigm

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    Research is knowledge construction (Mertens, 2008). Researchers stand for different paradigms- positivism, post-positivism, constructivism, critical theory, participatory (Lincoln, Lynham, & Guba, 2011). A paradigm is a lens of thinking about the worldview that has a valid contribution to research. The paradigm is the skylight through which one can view in the world. It is a composition of individual’s values, beliefs, assumptions, behavior and attitude, verbal and nonverbal expression to observe

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    America's Democracy

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    the answers to those questions means defining a model for a democratic system. William E. Hudson defines four such models in his book American Democracy in Peril: the Protective, Developmental, Pluralist, and Participatory models of democracy (Hudson, 8-19). Of these models, perhaps Participatory comes closest to an ideal, pure democracy of rule by the people (16-19). In practice, however, establishing a stable ideal democracy is not entirely feasible. In a country the size of the United States, it

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    Aristotelian Ethics and its Context

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    its Context ABSTRACT: This paper argues that the assertion of Nicomachean Ethics I.ii that the art that treats of ethics is politics is to be understood properly not in the sense of politics qua nomothetike but just as politike, i.e., direct, participatory politics as was enjoyed in the Athenian polis and as the formed background to Aristotle’s philosophizing on the nature of ethics. The ethical import of politics can be retrieved from Aristotle’s Ethics (in both versions) and Politics by dwelling

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    to come up with ideals about who it is that actually does the joking (male or female), and when and where this joking takes place. The hypothesis suggests an image of joking as dealing with status in a society, the male sex, people who are very participatory and those that are frequent interrupters (or interrupted often themselves) to all show status-related patterns of humor use. The researcher’s further have a theory that if they know about the way people engage in humor, then they will be able to

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    Humanism

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    compassion. Affirming           the dignity of each human being, it supports the           maximization of individual liberty and opportunity           consonant with social and planetary responsibility. It           advocates the extension of participatory democracy and           the expansion of the open society, standing for human           rights and social justice. Free of supernaturalism, it           recognizes human beings as a part of nature and holds           that values--be they religious

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