Recent Submissions

  • The lifestyle behaviours of young adults with intellectual disabilities as they transition from school to adulthood: a pilot and feasibility study. 

    Mitchell, Fiona; Stevens, Gemma; Jahoda, Andrew; Matthews, Lynsay; Hankey, Catherine; Murray, Heather; Melville, Craig (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12489, 2018-06-28)
    MITCHELL, F., STEVENS, G., JAHODA, A., MATTHEWS, L., HANKEY, C., MURRAY, H. and MELVILLE, C. 2018. The lifestyle behaviours of young adults with intellectual disabilities as they transition from school to adulthood: a pilot and feasibility study. Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12489
    Background: In the general population, the transition from adolescence to adulthood has been identified as a 'high‐risk' period for weight gain. There has been no research examining health behaviours over this transition ...
  • Social workers and alienation: the compassionate self and the disappointed juggler. 

    Yuill, Chris
    YUILL, C. [2018]. Social workers and alienation: the compassionate self and the disappointed juggler. Critical and radical social work [online], (accepted).
    British social work has been undergoing a series of radical transformations from the 1980s onwards. The main shift has been a move away from the parochial professionalism of the 1970s to a profession that is being constantly ...
  • Paperwork, compassion and temporal conflicts in British social work. 

    Yuill, Chris; Mueller-Hirth, Natascha (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0961463X18785030, 2018-07-17)
    YUILL, C. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2018. Paperwork, compassion and temporal conflicts in British social work. Time and society [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961463X18785030
    While previous literature has examined time discourses in social work and demonstrated that social work is predicated on linear understandings of time, one area that has received little theoretical and empirical attention ...
  • 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. ...
  • Racial formations: South Africa. 

    Mueller-Hirth, Natascha (Cengage (EMEA) LTD, 2013-02-15)
    MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2013. Racial formations: South Africa. In Mason, P.L. (ed.) Encyclopedia of race and racism. 2nd ed, vol 3. Andover: Cengage Ltd.
    South Africa became a democratic, non-racial state in 1994. The first democratic elections were preceded by fifty years of legislated racial domination. Apartheid (separateness in Afrikaans) involved racial segregation in ...
  • Bursting bubbles: can experiments and analogues help stakeholders and the public visualise risks? 

    Stalker, Linda; Roberts, Jennifer J.; Mabon, Leslie (CSIRO https://doi.org/10.1071/AJ17091, 2018-05-28)
    STALKER, L., ROBERTS, J.J. and MABON, L. 2018. Bursting bubbles: can experiments and analogues help stakeholders and the public visualise risks? The APPEA journal: journal of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association [online], 58(2), pages 612-616. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1071/AJ17091
    Laboratory experiments, natural analogues and pilot projects have been fundamental in developing scientific understanding of risk and uncertainty from georesource exploration. International research into CO2 and CH4 leakage ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Moral (dis)engagement with anthropogenic climate change in online comments on British newspaper articles. 

    Woods, Ruth; Coen, Sharon; Fernández, Ana (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2355, 2018-06-13)
    WOODS, R., COEN, S. and FERNANDEZ, A. 2018. Moral (dis)engagement with anthropogenic climate change in online comments on newspaper articles. Journal of community and applied social psychology [online], 28(4), pages 244-257. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2355
    Anthropogenic climate change (ACC) is widely acknowledged to be morally significant, but little is known about everyday moralising around ACC. We addressed this gap via quantified thematic analysis of 300 online comments ...
  • Changes in out of home care and permanence planning among young children in Scotland, 2003 to 2017. 

    Woods, Ruth; Henderson, Gillian
    WOODS, R. and HENDERSON, G. [2018]. Changes in out of home care and permanence planning among young children in Scotland, 2003 to 2017. Adoption and fostering [online], (accepted).
    UK policy has increasingly promoted early intervention and permanence planning for children who experience, or are at risk of experiencing, abuse or neglect, raising the question of whether these practices have actually ...
  • The thorny issue of status disclosure to children living with HIV: the case of HIV positive children living in a child and youth care facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

    Dube, Nkosiyazi; Harms Smith, Linda (Unisa Press https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5829/1350, 2016-04-30)
    DUBE, N. and HARMS SMITH, L. 2016. The thorny issue of status disclosure to children living with HIV: the case of HIV positive children living in a child and youth care facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. Southern African journal of social work and social development [online], 28(1), pages 53-68. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5829/1350
    There is a dilemma regarding HIV/AIDS disclosure to children born and living with HIV/AIDS in residential settings. Since the advent and accessibility of Anti-Retroviral Therapy, most children born HIV positive live longer ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Somalia's insecurity and the normalisation of violence. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Nova Publishers https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11233&osCsid=bbffacfc2321606f32923e1ead3ef93d, 2010-12-31)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2010. Somalia's insecurity and the normalisation of violence. In Hoffman, E.P. (ed.) Somalia: economic, political and social issues. New York: Nova Publishers [online], chapter 2, pages 41-60. Available from: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11233&osCsid=bbffacfc2321606f32923e1ead3ef93d
    In this chapter, the transformation of violence in Somalia is explored alongside concomitant shifting levels of insecurity and social constraint. Key historical, regional, national and international factors behind Somalia's ...
  • 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 ...

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