Collaborative Research: cyberSW: A Data Synthesis and Knowledge Discovery System for Long-term Interdisciplinary Research on Southwest Social Change

    Project: Research project

    Description

    Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizonas premier nonpartisan think tank, is requesting funding from the Democracy Fund to conduct a 2016 voter education/CIR project on a statewide ballot initiative. This would be the second of two 2016 summer CIR projects, the first funded by Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission. The two CIR events would be executed over two consecutive four-day periods during early and mid-August. (The ballot propositions to be reviewed have yet to be determined - petitions must be filed with the Secretary of States office by July 7 - although legalization of recreational marijuana, top two vote-getters from the primary facing off in the general election, regardless of political party, land use changes and a few others appear to be headed for the ballot.) Following the completion of these events Morrison plans to sponsor a Washington, D.C. event featuring its CIR work discussed in detail below. With current bipartisan CIR support in Arizona, the time is right to work toward establishing CIR as a permanent feature of Arizonas election process. If Morrison executes CIRs on two interesting and important propositions (legalizing recreational marijuana and top two, for example) it could very well generate the level of attention required to institutionalize CIR within the Arizona election process. Consequently, executing this second CIR is critical to raising awareness and support.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date7/25/177/31/20

    Funding

    • NSF-SBE: Division of Behavioral Cognitive Sciences (BCS): $146,051.00

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    interdisciplinary research
    social change
    election
    knowledge
    event
    voter
    right to work
    think tank
    legalization
    petition
    public policy
    land use
    funding
    democracy
    citizen
    education