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  • Beyond the fringe? Radicalisation within the American far-right. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14690760701571254, 2007-10-09)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2007. Beyond the fringe? Radicalisation within the American far-right. Totalitarian movements and political religions [online], 8(3-4), pages 641-659. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14690760701571254
    The concentration within America upon terrorism and Muslims overlooks recent acts of political violence undertaken by the indigenous extreme far-right. In this article the rise of the militia and Christian Identity movement ...
  • Commentary: re-establishing the Somali state: for the benefit of the nation or other nations? 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Nova Publishers https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11233&osCsid=bbffacfc2321606f32923e1ead3ef93d, 2010-12-31)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2010. Commentary: re-establishing the Somali state: for the benefit of the nation or other nations? In Hoffmann, E.P. (ed.) Somalia: economic, political and social issues. New York: Nova Publishers [online], chapter 13, pages 211-213. Available from: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11233&osCsid=bbffacfc2321606f32923e1ead3ef93d
    When examining the recent history of Somalia it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the post colonial approach and, in particular, the role of the nation-state has largely been a failure. The fundamentals associated ...
  • CSR as corporate social responsibility or colonial structures return? A Nigerian case study. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Academic Journals http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/IJSA/article-abstract/67C611F2245, 2011-06-30)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2011. CSR as corporate social responsibility or colonial structures return? A Nigerian case study. International journal of sociology and anthropology [online], 3(6), pages 159-162. Available from: http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/IJSA/article-abstract/67C611F2245
    In this paper the impact of oil and gas companies in Nigeria is explored under the umbrella concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). At one level there is acknowledgement of greater emphasis on socially responsible ...
  • Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (GESIS https://doi.org/10.12759/hsr.42.2017.4.169-188, 2017-12-14)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2017 Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis. Historical social research [online], 42(4), pages 169-188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12759/hsr.42.2017.4.169-188
    American enthusiasm for promoting democracy has waned since the longer term consequences of the 2003 invasion of Iraq became apparent. The neo-cons misplaced confidence in the superiority of their ideals appeared to blind ...
  • Development of Northern Irish Catholic and Palestinian Muslim national identities and the role of common histories. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Nova Publishers https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=14152, 2009-12-01)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2009. Development of Northern Irish Catholic and Palestinian Muslim national identities and the role of common histories. In Elling, L.R. (ed.) Social development. New York: Nova Publishers [online], chapter 2, pages 51-86. Available from: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=14152
    In this paper, comparative analysis of the processes behind the social development of Catholic and Muslim nationalist identities in Northern Ireland and the Palestinian territories respectively is undertaken. This is ...
  • Habitius: terrorism and violent dispositions. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Routledge https://www.routledge.com/The-Sociology-of-Terrorism-People-Places-and-Processes/Vertigans/p/book/9780415572668, 2011-08-24)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2011. Habitius: terrorism and violent dispositions. In Vertigans, S. The sociology of terrorism: peoples, places and processes. London: Routledge [online], pages 44-67. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/The-Sociology-of-Terrorism-People-Places-and-Processes/Vertigans/p/book/9780415572668
    This is the first terrorism textbook based on sociological research. It adopts an innovative framework that draws together historical and modern, local and global, and social processes for a range of individuals, groups ...
  • Health & ethnicity in Aberdeenshire : a study of Polish in-migrants ; a report for the Scottish Health Council. 

    Love, John G.; Vertigans, Stephen; Domaszk, Emilia; Zdeb, Konrad; Love, Ann P.; Sutton, Philip W. (The Robert Gordon University http://www.scottishhealthcouncil.org/shcp/files/Health%20Council%20Polish%20Final%20Report%20June%202007%20oct%20rev.pdf, 2007-06)
    LOVE, J.G., VERTIGANS, S., DOMASZK, E., ZDEB, K., LOVE, A.P. and SUTTON, P.W., 2007. Health & ethnicity in Aberdeenshire: a study of Polish in-migrants; a report for the Scottish Health Council. Aberdeen: The Robert Gordon University.
    In Scotland as a whole, around 2% of the population are from minority ethnic backgrounds, although the distribution of people from such backgrounds is uneven across the country. In Aberdeenshire, out of a total population ...
  • Health & homelessness in Aberdeen City: a report for the Scottish Health Council. 

    Love, John G.; Love, Ann P.; Vertigans, Stephen; Sutton, Philip W. (The Robert Gordon University http://www.scottishhealthcouncil.org/shcp/files/Health%20Council%20Homeless%20Final%20Report%20June%202007%20rev%20oct.pdf, 2007-06)
    LOVE, J.G., LOVE, A.P., VERTIGANS, S. and SUTTON, P.W., 2007. Health & homelessness in Aberdeen City: a report for the Scottish Health Council. Aberdeen: The Robert Gordon University.
    1. Background According to the latest official figures, 1900 households presented themselves as homeless in Aberdeen City in the year 2005/2006 (Scottish Executive 2006). The problems faced by homeless people in Aberdeen ...
  • Home from home: UK civilising offensives in residential childcare. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Michigan Publishing https://doi.org/2027/spo.11217607.0004.104, 2015-01-31)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2015. Home from home: UK civilising offensives in residential childcare. Human figurations [online], 4(1), article 4. Available from: https://doi.org/2027/spo.11217607.0004.104
    Approaches to residential childcare within the United Kingdom incorporate processes that are ostensibly types of civilising offensives. The offensives are determined by political and media groups in an attempt to alter the ...
  • The 'ins' and 'outs' of terrorism: the roles of emotions throughout 'terrorists' careers. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Nova Publishers https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11586, 2011-04-30)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2011. The 'ins' and 'outs' of terrorism: the roles of emotions throughout 'terrorists' careers. In Gallore, A.M. (ed.) Terrorism: motivation, threats and prevention. New York: Nova Publishers [online], chapter 6, pages 199-134. Available from: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11586
    Terrorism is a subject that arouses considerable emotions. These emotions are largely associated with public reactions to attacks and particular events. Analysis of terrorism and 'terrorists', in particular, also identifies ...
  • Introducing militant Islam: peoples, places and policing. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (OUP https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pan067, 2008-01-01)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2008. Introducing militant Islam: peoples, places and policing. Policing [online], 2(4), pages 400-401. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pan067
    Widespread public, policing and academic interest about militant Islam can be traced to the 2001 attacks on America. Subsequent plots and acts of terrorism have ensured that interest has remained. Throughout this period, ...
  • Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? 

    Gibson, Neil Fraser (Robert Gordon University School of Applied Social Studies, 2018-09-30)
    GIBSON, N.F. 2018. Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Therapeutic photography is the term given to the use of photography to elicit positive outcomes for the user, yet these benefits appear to be underutilised within professional practice, particularly where a therapeutic ...
  • Islam and the construction of modern nationalism: the unintended consequences of state sponsored socialisation. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Nova Publishers https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11164&osCsid=bbffacfc2321606f32923e1ead3ef93d, 2011-04-30)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2011. Islam and the construction of modern nationalism: the unintended consequences of state sponsored socialisation. In Franco, G.H. and Cervantes, S.L. (eds.) Islam in the 21st century. New York: Nova Publishers [online], pages 1-26. Available from: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11164&osCsid=bbffacfc2321606f32923e1ead3ef93d
    Around the world approaches by Muslim governments to introduce secularisation and create national consciousness have relied heavily upon processes of state sponsored socialisation. Across the overwhelming majority of ...
  • Islamic 'new social movements'? Radical Islam, Al-Qa'ida and social movement theory. 

    Sutton, Philip W.; Vertigans, Stephen (Mobilization http://mobilizationjournal.org/doi/abs/10.17813/maiq.11.1.h072u0r458458426, 2006-02-28)
    SUTTON, P.W. and VERTIGANS, S. 2006. Islamic 'new social movements'? Radical Islam, Al-Qa'ida and social movement theory. Mobilization: an international quarterly [online], 11(1), pages 101-115. Available from: http://mobilizationjournal.org/doi/abs/10.17813/maiq.11.1.h072u0r458458426
    European new social movement (NSM) theory was developed to describe and explain the apparently unique character of the wave of collective action that began in the 1960s and continues to this day. Key characteristics of NSM ...
  • Militant Islam and Weber's social closure: interrelated secular and religious codes of exclusion. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11562-007-0027-6, 2007-10-02)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2007. Militant Islam and Weber's social closure: interrelated secular and religious codes of exclusion. Contemporary Islam [online], 1(3), pages 303-321. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11562-007-0027-6
    Weber's concept of social closure can help to illuminate the social processes that result in the development of militant Muslim groups. Adapting and applying the concept helps to establish the interrelationships between ...
  • Paying the price for corporate social responsibility: social costs and dividends of oil and gas company approaches in Nigeria. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Social Responsibility Research Network http://www.socialresponsibility.biz/newsletters.htm, 2012-03-31)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2012. Paying the price for corporate social responsibility: social costs and dividends of oil and gas company approaches in Nigeria. Social responsibility review [online], 1, pages 35-48. Available from: http://www.socialresponsibility.biz/2012-1.pdf
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has grown in prominence over recent years. And rising levels of interest have been accompanied by contests within academic and business circles over the purpose and suitability of ...
  • Re-interpreting the umma: Islamic nationalism and transnationalism. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Routledge https://www.routledge.com/9780415412452, 2008-10-30)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2009. Re-interpreting the umma: Islamic nationalism and transnationalism. In Vertigans, S., Marron, D. and Sutton, P. Militant Islam : a sociology of characteristics, causes and consequences. London: Routledge [online], chapter 3, pages 55-84. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/9780415412452
    Integral to the resurgence of Islam have been the growing significance of the umma (Islamic 'community') and the perceptions of a global Muslim community or nation. Reasons for these trans-national feelings and loyalties ...
  • The role of anti-terror measures in the development of 'Islamic' terrorism. 

    Vertigans, Stephen; Sutton, Philip W. (Common Ground Research Networks https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9508/CGP/v04i04/41883, 2006-12-31)
    VERTIGANS, S. and SUTTON, P. 2006. The role of anti-terror measures in the development of 'Islamic' terrorism. International journal of the humanities: annual review [online], 4(4), pages 87-94. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18848/1447-9508/CGP/v04i04/41883
    Post-September 11th 2001, academic attention on 'Islamic' terrorism is increasingly concentrating upon national and global security, political instability within majority-Muslim nation-states and perceived civilizational ...
  • Routes into 'Islamic' terrorism: dead ends and spaghetti junctions. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (OUP https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pam054, 2007-01-01)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2007. Routes into Islamic' terrorism: dead ends and spaghetti junctions. Policing [online], 1(4), pages 447-459. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pam054
    Explanations for the development of groups associated with terrorism generally and 'Islamic' terrorism, in particular, tend to concentrate upon materialism and forms of brainwashing. Despite considerable evidence to the ...
  • Social barriers to peace: socialisation processes in the radicalisation of the Palestinian struggle. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Sage https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.967, 2004-08-01)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2004. Social barriers to peace: socialisation processes in the radicalisation of the Palestinian struggle. Sociological research online [online], 9(3), pages 1-6. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.967
    Contemporary analysis of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians tends to focus upon Islamic terrorism and Israeli state aggression. Representations and analysis are dominated by media images of terrorist/freedom ...