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  • 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 ...
  • South African NGOs and the public sphere: between popular movements and partnerships for development. 

    Mueller-Hirth, Natascha (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/02533950903076568, 2009-08-03)
    MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2009. South African NGOs and the public sphere: between popular movements and partnerships for development. Social dynamics [online], 35(2), pages 423-435. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02533950903076568
    This article examines the widespread notion that post-apartheid democracy can be deepened and civil society strengthened by NGO activities in the sphere of public debate and participation. I focus on a number of interrelated ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Testing the integration of ICF and behavioral models of disability in orthopedic patients: replication and extension. 

    Quinn, Francis; Johnston, Marie; Dixon, Diane; Johnston, Derek W.; Pollard, Beth; Rowley, David I. (American Psychological Association http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0028083, 2012-05)
    QUINN, F., JOHNSTON, M., DIXON, D., JOHNSTON, D. W., POLLARD, B. and ROWLEY, D. I., 2012. Testing the integration of ICF and behavioral models of disability in orthopedic patients: replication and extension. Rehabilitation Psychology, 57 (2), pp. 167-177.
    Objective. Disability from chronic illness is a major problem for society, yet the study of its determinants lacks an overall theoretical paradigm. Johnston (1996) has proposed conceptualizing disability as behavior and ...
  • If you don't count, you don't count: monitoring and evaluation in South African NGOs. 

    Mueller-Hirth, Natascha (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7660.2012.01776.x, 2012-05-17)
    MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2012. If you don't count, you don't count: monitoring and evaluation in South African NGOs. Development and change [online], 43(3), pages 649-670. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7660.2012.01776.x
    Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are increasingly challenged to demonstrate accountability and relevance, with reporting, monitoring and evaluation arguably having become development activities in their own right. ...
  • Testing an integrated behavioural and biomedical model of disability in N-of-1 studies with chronic pain. 

    Quinn, Francis; Johnston, Marie; Johnston, Derek W. (Taylor & Francis for European Health Psychology Society http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08870446.2013.814773, 2013)
    QUINN, F., JOHNSTON, M. and JOHNSTON, D. W., 2013. Testing an integrated behavioural and biomedical model of disability in N-of-1 studies with chronic pain. Psychology and Health, 28 (12), pp. 1391-1406.
    Background. Previous research has supported an integrated biomedical and behavioural model explaining activity limitations. However, further tests of this model are required at the within-person level, because while it ...
  • Historiography of South African social work: challenging dominant discourses. 

    Harms Smith, Linda (Stellenbosch University https://doi.org/10.15270/50-3-402, 2014-06-30)
    SMITH, L. 2014. Historiography of South African social work: challenging dominant discourses. Social work/Maatskaplike werk [online], 50(3), pages 305-331. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15270/50-3-402
    The task of examining the origins and development of social work is fraught with competing narratives. In South Africa individualist, liberal, colonial, masculine and 'white' discourses prevail. The dialectical-historical ...
  • Deliberative decarbonisation? Assessing the potential of an ethical governance framework for low-carbon energy through the case of carbon dioxide capture and storage. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shackley, Simon; Vercelli, Samuela; Anderlucci, Jonathan; Boot, Kelvin (Sage https://doi.org/10.1068/c12133, 2014-09-09)
    MABON, L., SHACKLEY, S., VERCELLI, S., ANDERLUCCI, J. and BOOT, K. 2015. Deliberative decarbonisation? Assessing the potential of an ethical governance framework for low-carbon energy through the case of carbon dioxide capture and storage. Environment and planning C: government and policy [online], 33(2), pages 256-271. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1068/c12133
    In this paper we explore the potential of a framework of ethical governance for low-carbon energy. Developing mainly in the field of information and communications technology, ethical governance is concerned with the ...
  • Delivering sustainable urban regeneration in emerging nations: introducing neighbourhood hotspots. 

    Akinsete, Ebun; Hoelzel, Fabienne; Oshodi, Lookman (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/10464883.2014.937245, 2014-10-14)
    AKINSETE, E., HOELZEL, F. and OSHODI, L. 2014. Delivering sustainable urban regeneration in emerging nations: introducing neighbourhood hotspots.. Journal of architectural education [online], 68(2), pages 238-245. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10464883.2014.937245
    Challenges faced by urban centres today often result from multiple social, economic and environmental issues, which act on multiple points of impact. As a result, successful urban interventions are increasingly geared ...
  • Fisheries in Iwaki after the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident: lessons for coastal management under conditions of high uncertainty? 

    Mabon, Leslie; Kawabe, Midori (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2015.1051425, 2015)
    MABON, L. and KAWABE, M., 2015. Fisheries in Iwaki after the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident: lessons for coastal management under conditions of high uncertainty? Costal Management, Vol 43(5) p.p. 498-518.
    This article evaluates factors driving perception of risk and uncertainty in fisheries in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, following the Fukushima Dai'ichi nuclear accident. Particular attention is paid to lessons ...
  • 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 ...
  • What should social work learn from 'the fire of social movements that burns at the heart of the society'? 

    Harms Smith, Linda (Policy Press https://doi.org/10.1332/204986015X14226342177835, 2015-03-01)
    SMITH, L.H. 2015. What should social work learn from 'the fire of social movements that burns at the heart of the society'? Critical and radical social work [online], 3(1), pages 19-34. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/204986015X14226342177835
    That social work should be 'on the side of the poor and the oppressed' in the context of the ubiquitous and increasingly pernicious consequences of global neoliberal capitalism, demands a differently engaged practice ...
  • Public domain or private data? Developing an ethical approach to social media research in an inter-disciplinary project. 

    Stevens, Gemma; O'Donnell, Victoria L.; Williams, Lynn (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2015.1024010, 2015-04-14)
    STEVENS, G., O'DONNELL, V.L. and WILLIAMS, L. 2015. Public domain or private data? Developing an ethical approach to social media research in an inter-disciplinary project. Educational research and evaluation [online], 21(2), pages 154-167. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2015.1024010
    This paper discusses the ethical issues faced in undertaking research about the role of learning in the subjective experience of chronic illness, where data were taken from social media. Drawing on psychology and education, ...
  • Local perceptions of the QICS experimental offshore CO2 release: results from social science research. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shackley, Simon; Blackford, Jerry C.; Stahl, Henrik; Miller, Anuschka (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.10.022, 2015-07)
    MABON, L., SHACKLEY, S., BLACKFORD, J. S., STAHL, H. and MILLER, A., 2015. Local perceptions of the QICS experimental offshore CO2 release: results from social science research. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 38 (July 2015), pp. 18-25.
    This paper explores the social dimensions of an experimental release of carbon dioxide (CO2) carried out in Ardmucknish Bay, Argyll, United Kingdom. The experiment, which aimed to understand detectability and potential ...
  • Talking about beauty: a study of everyday aesthetics among low-income citizens of Milan. 

    Ruggerone, Lucia; Jenkings, Neil (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/symb.166, 2015-08)
    RUGGERONE, L. and JENKINGS, N., 2015. Talking about beauty: a study of everyday aesthetics among low-income citizens of Milan. Symbolic Interaction, Vol 38 (3), pp 393-412.
    This paper reports on research undertaken into the aesthetics of the everyday. As well as the subject matter of aesthetic philosophy, art criticism and of the sociology of art, beauty, and beautiful are of course very ...
  • Meeting the targets or re-imagining society? An empirical study into the ethical landscape of carbon dioxide capture and storage in Scotland. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shackley, Simon (White Horse Press https://doi.org/10.3197/096327115X14345368709907, 2015-08-01)
    MABON, L. and SHACKLEY, S. 2015. Meeting the targets or re-imagining society? An empirical study into the ethical landscape of carbon dioxide capture and storage in Scotland. Environmental values [online], 24(4), pages 465-482. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3197/096327115X14345368709907
    Preston's (2011) challenge to the moral presumption against geoengineering is applied to carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in Scotland, United Kingdom. Qualitative data is analysed to assess if and how Preston's ...
  • "Blaming-the-poor": strengths and development discourses which obfuscate neo-liberal and individualist ideologies. 

    Harms Smith, Linda (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872815594218, 2015-09-24)
    HARMS SMITH, L. 2017. "Blaming-the-poor": strengths and development discourses which obfuscate neo-liberal and individualist ideologies. International social work [online], 60(2), pages 336-350. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872815594218
    Critical interrogation of social work texts reveals ideologies contributing to hegemonic 'taken-for-granted' knowledge that maintains oppressive power relations. In the South African context of ongoing inequality after the ...
  • Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland. 

    Stephen, Audrey I.; Sheach Leith, Valerie; Macduff, Colin; Christie, Sarah (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/02682621.2015.1108547, 2016-01-06)
    STEPHEN, A., SHEACH LEITH, V., MACDUFF, C. and CHRISTIE, S. 2015. Bereaved relatives' experiences in relation to post mortem: a qualitative exploration in North East Scotland. Bereavement care [online], 34(3), pages 103-109. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02682621.2015.1108547
    When a family is grieving the loss of a member the consideration of post mortem is an additional concern. This study set out to explore how relatives are supported to give authorisation and throughout the post mortem ...
  • Stakeholder and public perceptions of CO2-EOR in the context of CCS: results from UK focus groups and implications for policy. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Littlecott, Chris (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.02.031, 2016-03-12)
    MABON, L. and LITTLECOTT, C. 2016. Stakeholder and public perceptions of CO2-EOR in the context of CCS: results from UK focus groups and implications for policy. International journal of greenhouse gas control [online], 49, pages 128-137. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.02.031
    Interest is growing in carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) as an additional economic incentive for CO2 injection and demonstration of storage feasibility. However, given increasing societal concern over fossil ...