Public Recognition for Public Work

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Douglas Schuler
Public Sphere Project (CPSR)

Public work -- not for individual gain -- may be the most important work that people can do today. Unfortunately the media rarely herald this type of work. Worse, the work is dismissed as being hopeless or so miniscule or offbeat as to be totally irrelevant.


This pattern submission is currently a DRAFT.

Here we will discuss why public recognition is so important, some examples of how it's done, and how it could be made more prevalent.

Also discuss different types of public recognition (and how we develop resources for this work)

Public recognition besides providing emotional support for the public workers and building legimacy for same, also provides good ideas for people who may also want to engage in this type of work.


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