Questions related to Advocacy
What are rhetorical stylistic considerations for speakers or writers to negotiate "distance...with regards to a question or a problem"? I'm grateful to Nick Turnbull at The University of Manchester, for neatly describing this perspective of rhetoric offered by Michel Meyer. [In Turnbull, Nick (2006) "Problematology and Contingency in the Social Sciences; (2017) "Political Rhetoric and its Relationship to Context: a new theory of the rhetorical situation, the rhetorical and the political"]
One example is mentioned in my book chapter, "Reform Advocacy of Michael Kirby." Link at:
Chapter Reform Advocacy of Michael Kirby
Associate Justice Scalia of the United States Supreme Court was politely but firmly invited to probe a broader view of originalism as long ago as 2010 when he visited Australia – by The Hon Michael Kirby AC, CMG, international human rights jurist and former justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009).
It appears the current propagators of originalism must rely on some willful blindness to conveniently overlook the recorded suggestions from the Founders of the United States that the Constitution would need to be interpreted, adjusted, or changed to accommodate unforeseen or unforeseeable circumstances.
This is just one of the ways that Kirby imaginatively uses language to invite openness to new understandings.
Join, and show advocacy to the European Brain Council (EBC) which comprises nine member organizations, which are two of them are patient groups, and the other seven groups represent the research community, including the EAN and those working in mental health dedicated to overcoming socioeconomic burden on society from brain-related problems worldwide embarking from the EBC humanity efforts:
“We want to speak with one voice […] the individual funding organizations were all trying to do their advocacy, reaching out to the commission,” she said. “But it’s hard to meet politicians. If you have a common goal that all these organizations would support, it’s great to have one voice and one representative.”
“We want to translate that knowledge into new breakthroughs that can really help the patient,” she said. The Re-Thinking series, which is a follow-on from the value of treatment studies, offers to rethink diseases such as migraine, schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis. “Our target audiences are those involved in policies, to tell them where we’re at.” The Brain Innovation Days will take place on 26-27 October and are meant to be a platform where the community can interact with innovators. The EBC is also leading a global partnership in brain research, to move its activities outside of Europe and to a broader scale.
European advocacy in the brain space
I'm seeking example self-report survey items to measure the following constructs among a U.S. audience of adults. Thanks in advance for any tips, this is outside my research area and I'm not having much luck in my literature search on the topic. I'd like to measure: knowledge, and to a lesser extent attitudes and practices about:
1. Knowledge of what districts someone lives in (e.g., ability to name either one's elected representative or district number for federal, state, etc. levels)
2. Knowledge of what levels of government control different policy areas (state vs. federal vs. municipal, etc.). My hope is we could give examples of possible policies and determine if the respondent could identify the responsible elected official or level of government with jurisdiction over the topic area. My examples will likely be health and health equity related.
3. Knowledge about different ways to engage in different types of policy advocacy: a) contacting elected representatives; b) writing op-eds/letters to editor; c) forming and joining coalitions; d) creating & distributing sign-on letters; e) other forms of advocacy like phone / text banking etc.
4. Knowledge about the constraints and opportunities for government employees to engage in advocacy; namely differences between advocacy vs. lobbying; oppotunity to engage as a private citizen (vs. government employee) etc.
I want to use the survey to determine baseline knowledge, attitudes, & practices, and to measure change over time.
Thanks in advance!
Literature ideas on:
- Lyrical advocacy
- Aesthetics and performance
- Historical differences
All ideas/suggestions/contributions are welcome.
My topic of interest is to research Latino student advocacy. To figure how theories of pedagogy that are asset based frameworks fit into the curriculum and ecology of schools for the advancement of Latino, underserved, marginalized students in any community of the United States. Within this research I will be configuring how critical friendship plays a role in supporting and providing ideas and practices for solution oriented outcomes.
Are student governments or student movements better at enacting policy change?
Some other aspects to consider:
How do these two concepts overlap? How are they different and how are they similar? What are some examples that would help provide answers to this question?
Dear community of researchers,
I am currently working on a small research project that will explore community- and patient-led strategies for increasing referral of diabetes and hypertension and raising awareness of these two diseases in Mozambique, a highly resource-constrained country.
I would like to ask:
- does anyone have knowledge on patient-led referral strategies and advocacy activities? If so, could you please share any relevant links and/or are you aware of any recommendations on this from international health organisations?
- do you believe that involving patients in such activities would be ethically appropriate? Why/ why not?
Thank you in advance for any replies.
Globally, we are producing more food than ever. But for many of the world’s poorer citizens, secure access to safe food is becoming less certain. To counter this, an advocacy programme called Sustainable Diets for All is asking: how can we create food systems that are fairer, healthier and more sustainable?
Which method could be more appropriate? quantitative or qualitative? or mixed methods?
There is an interesting COPE case "Author of rejected paper publicly names & criticises peer reviewer"
I have a dilemma. A journal has invited a non-researcher, a member of an advocacy group to review our paper in which, among other things, we criticize this person's "publication" because it contained clearly incorrect information. This reviewer has focused only on defending the "publication" and not provided a single suggestion about how we could improve our paper. The paper was rejected although the other reviewer provided several suggestions about how to improve the paper, which we were willing to do.
We appealed to the journal and they response was that they don't agree that the reviewer has a serious conflict of interest.
We strongly disagree. What should I do now? Can I do anything about it? I want to make this public but this means I must reveal the name of the reviewer. The journal explicitly forbids that. Does anyone have any advice?
Today, advocacy is increasing with the use of e-learning platforms to increase the risk and spread of Corona virus, does this mean that there is a possibility of replacing the teacher in the near future? We know that education depends on senses and attention!
Currently, many of the feminist revolts and demonstrations are being considered a party or celebration even by the protesters themselves and belonging to the movement. This causes many people to mark these important dates as 8M as one more holiday instead of a date to seriously claim for women's rights.
currently, I am trying to test effects of corporate reputation and customer satisfaction on customer citizenship behaviour. customer citizenship behaviour is measured using 4 separate constructs that is "helping other customers", tolerance towards the firm", "advocating for the firm" and "providing feedback". I have run the CFA and SEM and in SEM the model appears to be not good unless I add "helping other customers" as a mediator between independent (customer satisfaction and corporate reputation)and other dependent variables (Tolerance, Feedback, advocacy). my thought is that there is another variable that is similar to " helping other customers" that actually mediate between all these. such as Empathic or altruism traits. My question is how to deal with such results, given all four dependent variables are supposed to make a second-order construct that is customer citizenship behaviour.
I am looking for studies or papers that have combined the ACF with critical realism or who have realigned the ACF so that it fits critical realism (or at least tried to do so).
While some scholars argue that the ACF is based on (neo) positivism, others note that it is actually post positivist.
Greetings everyone and I first would like to thank you for the advise...
I am interested in the intersection of social media and science research, education, and advocacy.
-I am working on a citizen science project and wanted to see if anyone had any advise or projects/papers that they could recommend to me.
The Daily Mail has its own Turn The Tide On Plastic campaign and sees itself as thriving mayor force against plastic pollution. The Daily Mail Online frequently publishes articles promoting its own campaign’s successes.
An example: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7307671/Plastic-bag-use-halves-one-year-supermarkets-record-93-cent-drop-5p-charge.html
The Daily Mail Online is the third most read website in the UK (after BBC News and The Sun Online) and the fifth most used website with the purpose of reading news in the UK in 2018.
Can that still be labelled as advocacy journalism?
For those working in the medical field or aware of reliable medical YouTube:
What YouTube channels reflect Evidence-based medicine (EBM), what is example of these channels to suggest for patients?
If you can also specify what medical specialty that YouTube channel got and if other languages are available, that would be even better.
Thank you for sharing your insights to support patients and their families!
Leadership skills include patience, self-control, active listening, conflict resolution, empathy, advocacy and much more.
Examples would include Partha Chatterjee's argument that the poor in the global do not really form part of civil society as the state treats them as populations to managed for their well-being rather than citizens bearing equal rights. Instead the poor are adversely incorporated into rule through political parties and patronage in 'political society'.
Another example is Asef argument that the urban poor often seek to avoid the state rather than engage it to claims rights as they live illegally. He terms this a practice of 'quiet encroachment'.
Both these analyses call the mainstream liberal ontology of state-civil society-citizen into question by questioning (i) the conception of rights-based advocacy of the poor by civil society and (ii) the concept of democratic citizenship respectively.
Can you assist with other examples and theories?
Many countries in the world have attempted to define, what quality Urban Design is; by emphasizing the key concepts and showing a way forward for formulation of strategies and designs based on the key concepts.
Specifically Australia and New Zealand have prepared 'Urban Design Protocol' and encouraged organizations to commit to ‘Good Urban Design’. In New Zealand the Good Urban Design is encouraged by being signatory to the protocol. Being a signatory for an organization is a voluntary but after being signatory the organization should advocate Good Urban Design. In Australia the protocol has worked on partnering organization and encouraging for advocating Good Urban Design.
On other hand CABE in UK has taken up advocacy role to propagate quality Urban Design. The CABE experiment offers lot of potential for non-regulatory framework of implementing Good Urban Design.
Many European countries and other developed nations also have their own ways of implementing Urban Design and enhancing its quality. However, Many developing countries have adopted general broad level Development Control Regulations (DCR) and within that just an enabling clause allowing authorities to frame special regulation for public realm, buildings in notified district etc. and the features like façade, material, fenestration, awnings etc. Few isolated examples of Urban Design advocacy can be seen in New Delhi by means of ‘Delhi Urban Arts Commission’. Where the major public projects in New Delhi like education institutions, mixed use development, business districts etc. are approved by the commission on merit of design of public realm.
I am keen to know similar examples for other countries like Germany, The Netherlands, France, Italy, US, Brazil, China, Japan, Russia. The document I am looking is not case specific design guidelines/guidance but Regulatory Framework or Planning Policy or any other Governance Tool.
The Diocletian’s palace in Split is known to receive management decisions, which have represented the developing process of heritage management world wide. From stylistic restoration and demolition of postantique structures that didn't belong the the Roman Period, until Riegl's ideas to keep buildings that contributed to the image and harmony of the site.
Is there any other significant example elsewhere that shows the debate or conflict between the domination of historicitized image of a heritage site in a town, and the advocacy of layered-historical complexity?
- discussion of different approaches to specific kind of engagement.
- discussion of engagment within advocacy of education
Engaging with youth is no longer an option: the "Millennials" are a growing constituency that pushes an increasingly coherent agenda. The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals represent an unprecedented opportunity: they acknowledge youth, address issues that are of particular concern to young people, and invite updated approaches to youth engagement. How might the energy, creativity, and skills of "Millennials" be leveraged to co-create positive change in policy; advocacy and campaigning; programming, monitoring, and accountability; communication and research, etc.?
I would like to conduct a case study at a human rights organisation in Kenya. This is to assess their M&E system and look at what methods are in use,what challenges they encounter and best practices.
Compulsory voting is not a new concept, either theoretically or in practice. Currently, 22 countries have laws for compulsory voting, but they are not enforced in 11. The practice creates a legal obligation for a citizen to vote in elections. If one fails to vote, he or she may be subject to punitive measures, such as fines or community service.
Recently, US president Barrack Obama brought public attention to "mandatory" voting by advocating the practice. He has defended his advocacy with an argument based upon expanding the electorate in the interest of greater democratic legitimacy.
Voter turnout in the US is quite low compared with turnout in other mature democracies. Chronic nonvoters in the US are disproportionately poor, members of minorities, and in general, socially disadvantaged. It is argued by Obama and others, that compulsory voting would increase both the size and diversity of the active electorate.
On the other hand, if voting is a right, then to simultaneously make it a legal duty, creates a moral contradiction. Hannah Arendt, influenced by Socrates' position in Apology, argues that the right to participate politically entails a person's right not to participate in any way whatsoever.
The comments above suggest but a few of the important issues in democratic theory and political participation raised by the debate over compulsory voting.
(Please see my article, "The Moral Problem of Nonvoting". The pdf is attached below.)
Any studies which reference measures taken or tools in the field I may not have heard of? I'm interested in evaluating the impact of qualitative (i.e. hard to quantify) measures, usually things like advocacy work which is difficult to assess. How do you tease apart effects well enough to close the gap on causal inference?