Emily Polk's research while affiliated with Stanford University and other places

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Sustainability and resilience are two of the many concepts currently "en vogue" in the academic community, especially with regard to how we under-stand processes of lasting social change. Indeed, although there is no formal definition of "sustainability," it continues to remain popular in various politi-cal, social, and economic discourses, particu...
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This article presents an overview of the emergence of sustainability themes in communication for development and argues that there is an urgent need for a framework of sustainability indicators for communication for development and social change projects around the world. It fills a crucial gap in the growing body of literature by first synthesizin...
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The term sustainability has grown increasingly popular as development experts seek to measure the long-term impacts of their projects. Although there is no commonly agreed definition of sustainability, the word has become a common catchphrase. It is often used to describe the desired goal of lasting change within institutions, communities, and proj...

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... Others, like Gubrium and Harper (2013), explore the methodological implications for such a perspective further. Furthermore, a study of the Transition Movement argues that leaderless, decentralized networks proved to be less than ideal for facilitating long-term relations among people and sustainable self-organization (Polk, 2015;Polk and Servaes, 2015). Hence, the need to revisit the need and role of agents, facilitators, or representative leaders in activist networks is on the rise again (see, for instance, Kennedy, 2008;Thurber, 2014;Tufekci and Wilson, 2012). ...
... The document describes how information may be used, letting contributors know that their comments may be included in a report to the funding body. It outlines different communication channels, actors, and processes of providing feedback that can contribute to the sustainability of the program (Servaes et al., 2012). ...
... The remain information sources were medium in the study area. There is need to provide information for farmers through radio or (T.V) television broadcasting using local languages and participation of numerous pesticides agencies, development projects and many roles of mass media personnel, organizations or newspapers [17]. The gap of communication about destruction of citrus canker disease. ...