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"Efforts in East Java to Optimize the Blue Economy's Implementation on Coastal Community Empowerment" is the title of my dissertation, which I am now working on. Do you have any local experience with this topic? Thank you very much.
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Java is stage free, that implies Java projects can run flawlessly on Linux, Windows, and reality, Java is also upheld on many installed and versatile stages. Java alludes to the procurement of information, abilities, and capabilities because of the educating of professional or reasonable abilities and information that identify with explicit valuable skills. JAVA Training In Pimpri Chinchwad would be useful for people to start their profession in the IT As an engineer, For that you will require Guidance and complete Java Course in Pune. As we Know an average Java designer in India comes from a designing or PC organization foundation. It's normal dependent on a four year certification in Information innovation (IT) or software engineering or even a four year college education in PC organization, famously known as BCA.
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I am doing my PhD on community empowerment initiatives of faith- based NGO using mixed methods research design. My total sample is 165. The overall Cronbach's alpha score of data collected through structured questionnaire is 0.934. There are nine parts in my questionnaire. In three parts the scores are 0.618, 0.652 and 0.693. Is it acceptable in social science research? If it is then please give me some references.
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I would begin with an Exploratory Factor Analysis using an oblique (correlated factors) rotation and either Principal Factors or Maximum Likelihood extraction. The goal there is to determine whether your observed data actually matches the three factors that you proposed.
If so, I would use the options in the procedure for alpha to examine "alpha if item deleted" to determine whether some of the items were lowering the alpha for a scale (which is equivalent to an item having a low loading on the corresponding factor).
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I am interested in new methods, approaches and/or techniques in teaching students and territorial community representatives about community development. I would be grateful for sharing links to papers or research materials on innovative practices
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Thank you so much. It's really helpful 
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How can I get data/reflections of the community voice? Does anyone know any relevant project/program or NGO to look at?
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Hi Samah,
It happened again. I am not able to download the documents. Please, would you be able to send them to my university email?
I do really apologize to bother you again
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Mercedes
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Dear All, 
I'm looking at using the Actor Network Theory framework to study community empowerment.
I would request any insight and suggested readings. If any one has experience of using ANT for tourism before I would request for your guidance.
The work specifically would look at rural/community tourism and how it empowers the host community.
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Chetan 
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Please do reconsider the power dynamics in your analysis-there are some other international examples to illustrate this. Good luck.
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I'm inspired by the examples of Cascina Cuccagna (in Milan) and Evergreen Brickworks (in Toronto) as active co-creation hubs/community centers.  In particular the Cascina is an example of a community led collective that creates and run services.  Are there other examples (especially in the U.S.) where you've seen this happening?
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Dear Rachel,
There is a great exemples in Rennes and Clermont-Ferrand (France) that is called "Université foraine". It works for many years and the topics and socio-spatial experiences change every year. I am not sure that there are so much papers or research on that experience. But it is a really interresting one.
The foundator of these experiences is Patrick Bouchain, who write many books and essays on this topic. unfortunaly, it seems to me that all are only in French language.
Hope, it could help you,
Christophe Gibout
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could someone help me to find the latest version of empowerment scale of spreitzer please?
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Thank you very much Dr Mary for answers
I contacted Dr Spreitzer yesterday, she sent me her website profil.
here you are 
best regards
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I am working on an action research project with thrust on empowerment of Local Governments and Youth Organisations in disaster Preparedness and risk reduction in certain disaster-prone parts of India. And would be happy to know whether any specific policy on disaster preparedness and risk reduction has been brought out anywhere in the world? If so, in the process of formulation and subsequent stages, whether adequate thrust on Decentralisation has been given ? Whether the process of policy formulation was genuinely participatory involving all major stakeholders?
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Rajiv, I think also your persepctive on empowerment is important-indicated through your suggestion of stakeholder participation.I was involved in donor evaluation following the Gujarat earthquake and found the response to be quite top-down from both bilateral and NGO donors. Your review of this approach will also be important.
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Learning communities can be used for learning more about a specific subject. Adults could use a learning community to learn another language.
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In Scandinavia there is a long tradition of "learning communities" called study circles. They have been popular especially among associations and other entities of the so called Liberal Adult Education. One common practice identified e.g. by the Finnish legislation has been a minimum 5 people studying a minimum 10hrs on a theme chosen by the group members themselves while one of the group members (who also can take turns in this) acts as the falicitator of the group (no teachers needed).
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I'm looking for a questionnaire or scale about measuring stigma in substance or drug abusers (adults).
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Dear Giti
       you may can use the stigma scale after modification. I use it in my dissertation with schizophrenic patients. try it. Best of luck
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I am researching on the influence of citizen participation on urban sustainable development and would welcome contributions on the subject.
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Dear all,
Very interesting links @ Krishnan.
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"Empowerment" is an essential concept in community health care. Many promoting strategies of empowerment have been published in research journals. However, how to maintain and promote it is often less discussed. What role should the local government play? How should coalitions be developed and operated in a community, especially in remote areas? Are there specific and feasible approaches? I need your discourse and practical recommendations.
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I recommend this e-book as a good introductory text to your question:
Laverack, G. (2007) Health Promotion Practice: building empowered communities. London. Open University Press.
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In ALAIC 2014 we look researchers and managers who see communication as a counter that promotes the mobilization and construction of individual and collective social processes that enhance agencies.
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The book below contains a number of relevant case studies:
Laverack, G (2013) Health Activism: foundations and strategies. London. Sage Publications.
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I am currently working on developing an intervention to increase awareness about testicular cancer and other testicular abnormalities. I want the intervention to be LGBT sensitive. Is there any framework to guide my query? the educational intervention can be in the form of an app, a brochure, an e-brochure, and infograph etc.
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Mohamad
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Samar, LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.  However, that is a very large umbrella term and by no means does it fully capture the experience of all people grouped in that category. Similarly, there are many people who may not be considered "LGBT" or would not themselves identify as "LGBT" but, for research or intervention purposes, might still be included.  This is also a very western view on sexuality and gender and, of course, culture plays a large role in people's perceptions of what this term means or whether this way of conceptualizing sexuality is even meaningful.  Hope that helps.
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I'm interested on environmental conflicts in the urban context and I would like to frame my research within the theories of social movements and social conflict.
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Chris Rootes has done interesting work in this area, and Graham Smith and John Dryzek are useful on deliberative democracy (the former with a particular interest in environmental justice).
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I've developed a methodology that emphasizes on community empowerment and how communities can successfully re-appropriate a space (gain ownership, build identities, enhance contributory and participative cultures etc) but at the same time, bridge the gap between them and authority; creating balance and trusting relationships, strong bonds and a sense of teamwork (this is based on the topic from my last question). The idea is to create a service structure that communities can easily understand and follow, and authority will feel comfortable and confident with.
My question is, do you think that initiatives like this could be authorized and accepted by communities and authorities? What experiences have you had regarding this topic, and what are your opinions about it? 
I've attached my most recent presentation for all to see and comment! Feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Sarah, you are asking a very interesting question.
My answer to your question is yes. They should be accepted by society at broad.
My own contribution to this (broad) field of work is summarised at the first link below.
As a comment to your presentation, the happeners toolbox should also be applied in the relationship between authorities and (small) business, and small business and their customers.
The latter aspect is clarified more in Article 6 of the proposed Convention on Knowledge commons (public domain knowledge being a space to be re-appropriated as well), and facilitated by sector pages for industries and functions of government.
Two concrete elements proposed for inclusion in the happener's toolbox:
- systematically defined hashtags - see the Guideline - 3rd link;  for collaborative use
- social capital wikis per municipality - see the example of a "super-structure" for those in the Philippines (4th link).
Good luck with your research!
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I want to look at the factors that affects women empowerment in the rice value chain in Ghana. My main concern has to do with the measurement of the variable "Women Empowerment"
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Hi Edward,
The third chapter (by Malhotra & Schuler, 2005) in this book
It includes a proposed framework for women's empowerment in the household, the community and broader arena's.
Greetings
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I would like to connect with someone who has worked in the NWT around health policy. I am interested in how to engage the local population in the policy process.
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Try Brenda Parlee in Native Studies/REES...but Andre is great too...
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I am trying to operationalise the above-mentioned concept with regard to a local community extensively involved in preserving and collecting digitally its own cultural heritage. The literature is vast about the quality of this involvement, but I think it lacks in terms of methodological approaches.
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Well your methods are going to depend upon the context that you work in really. So why don't you start of with just talking to people and seeing what they say? You might want to avoid using the words community empowerment, just in case they wonder what on earth you're talking about. I'm sure that you'll find a good way forwards, perhaps get them to suggest an approach.
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Are there ways of thinking and acting in the possible future construction of new forms of social relations?
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International research indicates that where social capital flourishes, the result is that individuals, communities, organizations and nations prosper economically, and not only!. However, I need point out her the ambiguity of definitions and the variety of interrelated meanings for social capital. Social capital refers to associational life, civic virtue, civic engagement, community service, social action, social cohesion, social ties, trust, the collective value of social networks, the construction of broader identities, respect for ethnic, racial and gender diversity and the elimination of socioeconomic exclusions. It entails active and direct interactions among individuals and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness, namely mutual understanding, shared values and behaviours that bind the members of human networks, making cooperative action possible.
On the other hand, arguments suggest that social capital can reinforce exclusive identities, homogeneous groups, social divides, social discrimination, gender exclusions, capitalization, and egocentric bonding . For instance, organizations, clubs and social groups with high social capital have the power, the means or even the motives to exercise non-inclusive practices and policies. Of course one has to examine Putnam's analysis on bridging or inclusive social capital vs bonding-exclusive social capital... Specifically,''Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of the American Community (Putnam 2000), although it may be gender-blind (Kamberidou 2012) as well as Adkin's (2005) discussions on Social Glue...
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It is well known that during field campaigns, local communities are willing to cooperate with people doing environmental studies. However, in some particular indigenous locations people are not happy to see foreigners around their land. This is the case where oil & gas companies are performing oil/gas exploration or production. Historically these people have been overlooked by companies and strong feelings against these activities is evident. Researchers working for the companies sometimes are caught by the community as subject for negotiations with the company's CEO. Meanwhile negotiations begins, prompting professionals and members of the community to communicate among themselves, resulting in experiences that maybe worthwhile to share.
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Thank all of you for taking time for sharing your thoughts. The reason I asked this question is because recently I have been involved in a situation like this. A few colleagues and I went to Villahermosa, Tabasco, in the southeast part of Mexico as part of a team studying the environmental consequences of an oil-well caught in fire after an uncontrolled gas leak on the well´s head, the last week of October (see picture below). We were tracking the combustion plume with a mobile remote detection system driving along narrow roads in the middle of nowhere. The oil well is located 20 km north from Villahermosa City in a region surrounded by marshes all over and just a few roads are available for us to drive, the ones built by companies to access the oil fields. Small villages of poor people emerge scattered along these roads and fishing on the marshes is the way they earn life with very limited opportunities to a better life. Historically these people complain against Pemex, the national oil company, claiming economical indemnification as restitution for caused damages on their property or losses in fish-catch due to impacts of regular operations or accidents in Pemex.
The day when the oil well caught fire, a dark thick smoke column rose 500 m above ground level when upper winds dispersed it away. The people in the neighborhood got scared; the closest town is roughly 1.5 km away from the well. The noise coming from the jet of gases escaping from the well´s head increased fear in people. After the incident, representatives of the community got in contact with spokespersons of Pemex but nothing has been settled yet.
Pemex on the other hand, in critical events like this, appeals to deliver food and live chickens among the population to relief the turmoil. However this time these actions were not enough and people begins to retain all kind of vehicles, state owned or from private companies working for Pemex. We were part of those retained. At first we were scared because we were escorted by a group of men towards the Jimenez town and forced to park the vehicle alongside the road. We then realize that personnel of other companies were there and their vehicles withheld also.
In summary, the community told us that we were free to go but vehicles will remain there as assurance for negotiations with Pemex. Until now all vehicles still remain in the community and Pemex is saying in the news that will not compensate economically communities with cash.
At the end, situations like this are not properly managed by Pemex disregarding deliberately the community´s needs and avoiding its social responsibility with community and the environment.
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Self-determination as a conceptual tool for community empowerment. An approach or perspective leading to de-colonization.
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Jose...I can strongly suggest the SDT website that catalogues all the work into SDT...you will quickly discriminate the relevant material.