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In the News

Civility in America 2013: Incivility has reached crisis levels
Civil or not? Does Vermont’s political debate have to be so partisan?
Three Governors discus Civility & Effective Governance at UT-Knoxville
Warm Cookies of the Revolution: A Civic Health Club for 2013
You’re Out of Order! Dealing with the Costs of Incivility in the Legal Profession.  ABA Journal
Civil discourse & the clash of ideas.  Lee Hamilton urges citizens to demand more from those in political office in order to bring back meaningful political dialogue and action.
Civility in America 2012: A Nationwide Survey from Weber Shandwick
Two Worlds can become One Universe from Teaching Tolerance Blog , Southern Poverty Law Project.
Civility Research from Allegheny College
Civility and Hate Speech. Muslim Chaplain at the University of Michigan encounters hate-speech
Understanding the 'Civility Crisis' by Cornell Clayton, director of the Foley Institute Washington State Magazine, Winter 2010
Civility is the best social media policy
Howard County Library Systems has developed an ongoing  community-wide initiative for civility.
Experts, Students Look at Growing Complexity of Bullying in Internet Age
"Facebook Wrestles with Free Speech and Civility," New York Times. December 12, 2010.
Kovacs, M., & Shea, D.  (2010). Youth Attitudes toward Civility in Politics. CIRCLE Working Paper No. 71. 
Will, George F. "America's Political Disharmony." Washington Post. January 23, 2011.

Reading List

Professor Yoshino Covering the Hidden Assault on Our Civility Rights.
Neilsen, Laura Beth. License to Harass:  Law, Hierarchy, and Offense Public Speech. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques. The Social Contract. Or Principles of Political Right. 1762.
Snyder v. Phelps Decision. Supreme Court, October Term, 2010.
Washington, George. Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation: a Book of Etiquette. Williamsburg, VA: Beaver Press, 1971.
Choose Civility Howard County, MD recommended booklists for:
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Adults

Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities under the Bridging Cultures initiative. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Bar Association, or any of its program partners.

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