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Social Change - Science topic

Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community.
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What are the social impact parameters that an incubator may consider? Also, can someone suggest a logical scoring sheet to evaluate the journey of startups (from incubators' perspective)
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When considering social entrepreneurial ventures, it is important to consider multiple perspectives. This Udemy course gives some background on how to do this : https://www.udemy.com/course/problem-perspectives-solve-your-best-problem/learn/lecture/33515462#overview .
Framing a problem from a particular perspective implies a set of values associated with that perspective. The metrics each perspective uses to measure value is different. Some perspectives value only outcomes for the individuals affected by the social initiative, but disregard the costs imposed on others to achieve that objective. Reframing the social problem from diverse perspectives can note only help you develop a better problem to solve, but also provide insight into the appropriate measurements to evaluate progress toward you social goal.
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What is the best textbook for instructors for helping their learners to build social impact/enterprise start-ups? ie including PPT slides and other learning resources?
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An edition of this dictionary in Spanish is planned through the University of Salamanca.
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Dear colleagues,
I am looking for papers about the effects of modernization of irrigated areas (for example by means of drip irrigation) on total evapo-transpiration of fields. Any suggestions on papers are welcome.
Best regards, Julia
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I think may it become less
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Positive deviance is an approach that seeks to solve complex societal problems by uncovering solutions that already exist in the society. It is an approach to social change.
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Public sector reforms are commonplace in developing or underdeveloped countries. However, unfortunately, much of the literature about these reforms reflect on their failures. For example, theories are called ‘solution and leader driven change (SLDC) and problem-driven iterative adaptation (PDIA).
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Grassroots organizations have difficulty accessing funding. Major donors tend to give to people they know and larger institutions. Crowdfunding theoretically is more accessible.
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Brian Banks If the value of the securities rises, participating investors can earn income or participate in the future growth of the firm. This sort of crowdsourcing is regulated by your province's securities commission and is also known as securities crowdfunding or start-up crowdfunding.
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The studies of unpaid work are still necessary to develop social and cultural policies. Even though there are many experiences about its measuring through time-use surveys and its classifications, this issue isn't exhausted for all countries. What do you think about that? Do you interesting to share your experiences and scientific literature?
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Unpaid work, defined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development as time spent doing routine housework, shopping for necessary household goods, child care, caring for the elderly and other household or non-household members, and other unpaid activities related to household maintenance, continues to exist.
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The studies of unpaid work are still necessary to develop social and cultural policies. Even though there are many experiences about its measuring through time-use surveys and its classifications, this issue isn't exhausted for all countries. What do you think about that? Do you interesting to share your experiences and scientific literature?
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These subcategories include unpaid informal caregiving, volunteering; unpaid domestic work; unpaid subsistence activities, unpaid family work, and unpaid work in paid workplaces. Thus, learning mobility, poverty, and well-being among the informally employed are likely. Gorana Krstić and Peter Sanfey analyze informal-sector employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) using panel data from the Living Standards Measurement Studies. They derive four main conclusions. First, there is significant labor market mobility in B&H, with education being an important factor in explaining movements from informal- to formal-sector jobs. Secondly, informal jobs are much more likely to suffer from poverty than formally employed people. Thirdly, earnings inequality is more pronounced in the informal sector than elsewhere. Fourthly, the informally employed report lower life satisfaction levels than those in almost all other groups in the labor market. Overall, they conclude that, while the informal sector may represent a vital coping strategy for many, the formal sector provides much better prospects for prosperity and well-being.
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Hello to all!
Recently, I am researching on the changes in urban jobs (modernization of jobs, replacement of new jobs with old ones, developing online and smart jobs, etc.) and its impact on the formation and morphological changes of cities.
My problem is that despite a lot of searching in books and articles (especially in google scholar), I haven't yet been able to find appropriate sources for this research.
What do you suggest to me? also im wondering if you know any appropriate articles related to this research, may you introduce to me? Even interduce the important researchers who have done research in this field?
Thanks in advance for your help
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You may need to tap into adjacent fields of research and there are some grey literature out there (reports) that will point to emerging trends, which you can then build on. Additionally, there are some great bibliometric analysis which outlines emerging patterns. We did one, available here: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/13/7140
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Social Engineering for Social Development is a new area and course that has started in Nepalese Universities. There are very few resources that talk exactly about this topic. If you have any helping resources for this, please share the link with me. Thank you.
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Purposeful social change and social development is a concept that governments can shape and manage essential features of society. The economy is managed similarly. We can assume that adequate information on spontaneous trends is available through social indicators. Thus, social trends.
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The most developed social security systems are situated in Europe. But there are obvious signs of emerging of social security in Eastern Asia. What are these signs?
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It is interesting to notice that there are differences between coastal China and inner China on this respect.
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History knows many situations where important decisions about new projects, regulations or relationships have to be made. Typically, the effects of the new political perspectives have been far-reaching. So it is likely that the citizens and the political class are divided. Deciding what to choose and how to proceed is often a tight decision. The victorious party usually tries to complete its decision and discourage its opponents, while the latter ones try to stop all changes and keep the question open.
So, how can a new social structure or a new political direction be definitely introduced?
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Dear Hermann,
do you mean the Americans wouldn't come back again to Afghanistan? - Or that the Taliban now will keep their country strictly for their own and make it irreversibly safe against foreign invasion? - The Americans have been so easy with invasions (Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan) ... Do you think they will now stay at home and be more realistic for ever, irreversibly?
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Goal: Disentangling the enigma of multi-structured economic cycles - A new appearance of the golden ratio IN Technological Forecasting and Social Change Volume 169, August 2021, 120793 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120793
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HELLO!
It is a special self edition of 2014, which for the moment is out of regular circulation.
Although you could have an idea of the symbol i have invented for golden ratio and brain !!!
Have a look on www.anagnostouli.gr !!
Thank you for your interest and please tell me about your contributions !!!
Best regards,
Maria Anagnostouli
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The covid-19 Pandemic is resulting into lot of changes around the world. The society as a whole is experiencing new conditions which ultimately have different consequences and outcomes. I am interested in exploring these changes in the society which will have an impact on the generations to come.
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What are the priorities of COVID_19 vaccination programs in changing social and epidemiological landscapes?
Priorities, Vaccination programs, Epidemiological landscapes.
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The ultimate aim is to immunize a proportion of the population such as the transmission of COVID -19 is halted at population level. Until now this level the so called "Herd Immunity has not be determined or achieved in any country. Given the fact that this level of immunization is difficult to achieve in short time, it is very justifiable to set prioritization. Most of countries have identified the health staff and people at higher risk of both infection and severe outcome to be exposed to vaccination first
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Are there any structural factors in the different regions that could define idoneity for this type of collaboration? Are you willing to explore them?
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I recommend the following jobs: Public-private partnerships (PPP): an option for hiring administrative in Latin America and APP PUBLIC-PRIVATE ASSOCIATION IN LATIN AMERICA Facing the challenge of connecting and improve cities.
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I am working on improving the use of digital innovations at scale globally. Most of the innovations I work with provide relevant knowledge on improving the performance of projects, programs, and organizations working on social impact sectors such as agriculture, health, environment, education, etc. However, the number of decisions influenced by the knowledge is much lower than the developers' expectations and sponsors of the innovations.
I am looking for empirical studies or reviews providing evidence and insights on the factors that influence the success of knowledge in influencing decisions in social impact sectors. Could you advise publications on this?
Many thanks for considering my request.
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While all the sectors getting improved worldwide, what is the reason of the farmers be run down from their states even though food is our daily essential.
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Indian farmers are not properly educated to utilize modern technologies. It's the fault of the Indian education system. In India, Agriculturists are not trained properly.
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Targeted chaos and misinformation are at the heart of extreme democratic outcomes as they are the active ingredients needed for them to come to exist, to persist, and to propagate. One example of extreme democratic outcome is USEXIT or Trumpism.
Targeted chaos and misinformation are mostly based on fake facts or an alternative facts, which raises the question “Are extreme democratic outcomes when in conflict and the rule of law in liberal democracies incompatible?
I think yes, what do you think? Why do you think so?
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In addition to previous comment, certain form of neoliberalism mainly in economic and social, as well as cultural matters, can be extreme. As , for example, the ideology and practise of Free Market institutes in Eastern Europe. But this neoliberal approach has other things to do if compare to trumpism. Anyway, the analysis of connection between trumpism and neoliberal/state/national aspects is very interesting for research. But it is another case than Yours, dear Lucio.
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I am writing my prospectus and I am trying to get ideas for my prospectus. My major is Curriculum instruction and Assessment. I want to do something with co-teaching and curriculum. I also need it to connect to a social change. I am a doctorial student.
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Delphina,
Doctorate research should be YOUR research, not someone else's idea. You have already taken the first important step - identifying the broad subject area (co-teaching and curriculum). Start reading a recent, quality article on co-teaching and curriculum, several articles per day. You will see that within a few days you will begin identifying the areas which are under-researched. That would be the potential gap in the literature that you could highlight by further refinement, through reading.
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I am studying the financial and social impact of CS expediture by nifty 100 companies in India. This is specifically related to post mandatory CSR provisions in India/ While the sample companies perform their CSR activities in the entire country the problem of measuring social impact is faced by me .
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Great explanation Nizar Shbikat
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Social-impact video games aim at creating social improvement among its users. Do you know of any specific indicators that may be used, besides changes in social empathy and awareness?
Thanks!
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Games should be adapted in different educational processes.
Nowadays, the games will be adopted for the different proposals of the contemporary life.
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DV= EWB (comprises from 8 variables in dichotomous nature, based on yes and no)
IV= Social exclusion (comprises from 6 indicators and each indicator has 5-8 statements based on categorical and continuous data)
please write me the step wise procedure of the statistical tool and reference papers, books and videos link. I'll be highly thankful.
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It really depends on the the scales you are using:
DV= EWB (comprises from 8 variables in dichotomous nature, based on yes and no): To address DV, you could either use the sum of all responses, in which case you need to examine the KR20 score first to establish internal consistency reliability. This slide includes how to calculate KR20 in Stata: https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2016/10/harvard-lecture-series-session-2_Reliability.pdf
Alternatively, you can use latent class analysis to identify the latent groups. In Stata, you can find instructions here: https://www.stata.com/features/overview/latent-class-analysis/
IV= Social exclusion (comprises from 6 indicators and each indicator has 5-8 statements based on categorical and continuous data): In this case, you need to create a latent variable using GSEM (assuming you use STATA) and specify the distribution of each indicator. https://www.stata.com/meeting/italy13/abstracts/materials/it13_huber.pdf
Given the feature of your IV, it might be inevitable for you to use GSEM in STATA. Alternatively, R and Mplus can also do the above. Mplus software is probably the most powerful one. But I know more about Stata, yet GSEM often encounters situations of non-convergence.
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Societies are undergoing continual and sometimes rapid changes. At the same time, we are facing the biggest environmental challenge. How are the two related?
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Environmental change provides for opportunities; in short, a stage for social actors. I has been going on for the last 30,000 years and now we stand before another "curtain - call" as human beings.
Lou
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Hi everyone,
I am about to design a survey that measures the long-term impacts of social change of a specific scholarship program. I am currently struggling on how to design the questions for the survey, which should both express relational data and measure, from the single student's point of view, the impacts the student thinks to have on his/her society and social networks.
does someone have a clearer idea or examples of previous researches done qualitatively with the SNA?
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Some PR scholars don't consider advocacy as a PR strategy in activism or social change programs. What do you all think about it?
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Public Relation may or may not involve Advocacy. Similarly, the spectrum of advocacy range from individual to system-wide or global in scope. Public Relation would be at least more than an individual advocacy effort?
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In a research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, we are currently trying to establish indicators and quality criteria for measuring the social impact of the social sciences and humanities. We are interested in the question of what social impacts SSH has and, of course, where the limits of measurability lie. Do you know of any relevant literature that deals with the social impact of SSH? I would be grateful for hints.
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I know some of the people who wrote this and would trust that they read everything.
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I wish to see the impact of Social Media usage on Mental Health and gender interaction along with. I wish to know how do create groups on the basis of social media usage levels on mental health. Please guide me.
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If you have 30 questions and the whole scale has an alpha of e.g. .80 you can share it in 5 parts and you get 6 questions in each. Then compute Cronbach alpha for every 6 items. If the batch of items does not exceed .70, you delete those items that lowers the alpha.
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Phd. Student, I am in the stage where I outline my research questions and research methodology. Thank you in advance for your support!
A clarification: the chosen theme is the process of social innovation and social entrepreneurship in Romania. What interests me about the research question is its structure, the best way to formulate it.
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Firstly, research questions are outlined in the introduction part. Then you should change questions into hypotheses if you test them
If not
You can outline them in a part of methodology
Or you can also write them in a seperate title.
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I would like to examine the impact of social capital and collective impact in urban title I schools. With all the resources and initiatives that exist with n school districts, nonprofits, and human service organizations I'm curious to know the effectiveness of such programming and initiatives.
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If your question pertains to data collection then Focussed Group Discussions (FGDs), participatory and non-participatory observations, and semi-structured interviews might help.
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As an administrator, the rate at which students are taken up by social media through mobile technology (phones, i Pads, Tabs, Laptops, etc seems to be increasing day by day. What are the benefits and disciplinary challenges schools are facing in the advent of the "Global Village'
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There are many challenges and positives of social media platforms and their impact on students. with the language of modern times must be converted the Challenges to positives Especially with spread these platforms fast and its impact on the students so, in my view should be employed to support students and the wheel of education
Habes, M., Alghizzawi, M., Khalaf, R., Salloum, S. A., & Ghani, M. A. (2018). The Relationship between Social Media and Academic Performance: Facebook Perspective. International Journal of Information Technology, 2(1), 12-18.‏
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Habes, M., Salloum, S. A., Alghizzawi, M., & Alshibly, M. S. (2018). The role of modern media technology in improving collaborative learning of students in Jordanian universities. International Journal of Information Technology and Language Studies, 2(3).‏
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In my master thesis, I want to identify which factors affect the probability to invest into social impact.
In my model, I have 5 independent variables (Pro-social attitude, Socially-responsible consumption, Perceived effectiveness, Perceived financial return, Perceived risk) and my dependent variable is the probability to invest into social impact.
For each independent variable, I have a set of questions in my questionnaire (with a 5 - and 7 point Likert scale).
I guess I will have to use the means of the items for each question, but how can I do that in specific? Do you have any STATA code for this?
Thanks a lot for your help!
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It is suggested that you take the data either 5 point or 7 point,7 point is prefered as this increases accuracy.After this you could do a Sem whcih is best for latent variable as recommended by Mr.Fatih.
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Transformation is an agrarian process. It has been changing due to various reasons such as modernization, adaptations, climate change, social change, technical change and so on. The process may be change from country to country.
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We just start doing research in agriculture area and non agiculture. We want to identification impact of exposure chemical on farmer.
We collaborate with Prof. Susan woski from Maschasucet University US and Mahidol University Thailand. They have many experience working on health agryculture
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This question came up during one of our education management discussion on society and education .
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The philosopher John Dewey wrote, “Education is not a preparation for life but is life itself.” Dewey reflected extensively on the page about the role of education in a healthy, ever-evolving democratic society, and he believed classrooms aren’t just a place to study social change, but a place to spark social change. Dewey wrote about these topics in the early twentieth century, at a time when debates raged about whether teachers should be tasked with preparing students to conform or to actively push for progress and improvement where they are necessary.
Dewey remains one of our clearest voices on the argument that the classroom ought to be seen as an important locus of social change. For present and future teachers, it’s one thing to appreciate Dewey’s views on education and social change and quite another to create a classroom environment that embodies them. So, how can teachers build real classrooms that exemplify Dewey’s ideals for education in society?
Here are a few ideas:
1. Encourage active participation and experimentation with ideas among students.
2. Teach students how to think instead of teaching them what to think.
3. Prepare students to expect the need for change and to believe in their own ability to take positive steps for the benefit of society.
4. Make classroom processes democratic to establish the idea that if we actively participate in our communities, we can help make decisions about how they function.
5. Facilitate discussions among teachers as a group – starting with student teachers – about the decisions they can make to drive social change.
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Dear colleagues, which one is more significant?
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Both are significant, one is influenced by the other.
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The question is about checking the impact of social media on students reading habit specifically in the second language.
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Social media is a form of interactive media by which users can communicate with each other through posts, content, photos, and videos, message boards, forums, blogs, Facebook, twitter and YouTube are all forms of social media. It has an effect on school students language reading habit.
Most empirical studies dealt with the relations between using social networking and academic performance.These studies showed mixed results with regard to the impact of social networks on academic performance. Studies have found that the participation of students on social networks may have both positive and negative impacts on their academic performance or learning. Access or no access of students to social media and social networking sites; its nature, use, frequency and purpose do play a tremendous role in school students second language reading habit.
In today's world social media has become a great teacher and is a focal socializing agency for learners.
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The end of WW II signalled an era in which capitalism and communism as political ideologies polarized the world. When the USSR disintegrated, communism as a political idea also collapsed, leaving capitalism also in the lurch because there was nothing left to disagree about! Two decades further, we are talking of Neoliberalism - a heady mix of economic liberalisation with Human Rights and Democracy. Have capitalism and communism really lost their relevance or they have come together in the cauldron of Druid Getafix to be transformed into the 'magic potion' called Neoliberalism?
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Back to the initial question: the ideological confrontation between the USA and Soviet Union and their respective allies dominated much the global political confrontations after World War II and the end of the 1980s (actually it started earlier: the conference at Bretton Woods e.g. has been in 1944). We call this Cold War. Since then ideological confrontations of the sort capitalism vs socialism have become less important, but they did not disappear. Other ideological confrontations became more important, e.g. around Islamism . These confrontations did exist already earlier. If they are clashed of civilizations depends on details and perspectives. To a very great deal they are around power, which is reflected in resources (oil) rather than religion, but things are indeed very complex. What seems to be very important to me is that the bipolar world has disappeared with the collapse of the Soviet Union. The confrontations lost its clear structural dimension, but not their relevance.
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Does adherence to a good business practices, adherence to ethical and moral principles in business activities be an important factor in the development of effectively developing social market economies?
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Is a very good question. And the answer is that NOT necessarily, because the world is upside down and corrupt activities are sometimes greater and more common than ethical practices, and as a consequence corruption, selfishness, the desire for money and other toxic practices manage markets more than ethical practices, that are not necessarily competitive at this time on the planet, unfortunately. I Hope that will change for the better soon.
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Социальная политика является важнейшим элементом современной экономики. Она направлена на обеспечение благополучия и развитие общества. на современном этапе развития появилась необходимость усиления роли государства в управлении социальными отношениями. В нынешнее время социальные функции государства должны приобретать особое значение. Усиление социальных функций государства вызвано современными социальными процессами, постановкой государством в качестве цели функционирования и развития – человека.
Многие страны вкладывают в социальную сферу немалые инвестиции.
Какие существуют инвестиционные механизмы развития социального потенциалы в развитых странах?
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Дорогая Оксана! Создание инвестиционно привлекательной среды в стране с целью рост рабочих мест, повышение заработной платы, увеличение потоков налоговых отчислений в государственный бюджет и развитие социального потенциала как результат.
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To assess the role of television in social change I am going to develop a questionnaire which will be simply a portion of demographic profiles of respondents, can anyone help regarding what variables of demography should i affix in my questionnaire??
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Age, sex, marital/living status, level of education, place of residence (current and previous) or country of birth, may be subject of education, source and level of income, presence of parents, parent's education and occupation, family members, whether living alone or with family, etc. might be important to relate with television.
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dear scholars, i m working on exploring the impact of social institutions on female literacy. and i have a large rural population. so please tell me how i can select my appropriate sample size for large poulation
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يمكنك في هذه الحالة تطبيق العينة العنقودية كما قد تسمى بعينة المجموعات
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Looking for research on social impact measurment frameworks which investors use to evaluate ventures of social enterprises.
Which are the most common frameworks used?
What are the limitations of these frameworks?
What is the future vision, will we be able to measure impact?
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Hi Marie. Irene Bengo and colleagues have done some very interesting work looking at the the social impact measurement priorities of different stakeholders, including social impact investors. Not surprisingly, stakeholder needs related to measurement and communication of social impacts differ quite a lot. Some of Irene's publications are on ResearchGate and you can contact her through the site
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Dear colleagues,
what deep social impact does digital communication have? What is changing in social reality? What do you observe in your everyday life, based on your actions and that of your fellow human beings? What are the positive effects, what are the negative sides?
Since we have been researching this topic for some years now, we would be very interested in your observations, impressions and suggestions! Thank you very much for your descriptions!
First conclusions of our research can be found in the following publication:
Zizek, B. (2017). Digital Socialization? An Exploratory Sequential Analysis of Anonymous Adolescent Internet-Social Interaction. Human Development, 60, 203-232, doi:10.1159/000479082
Regards,
Boris Zizek
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Dear Boris,
Yes, I have some reflections on my experience.
From my experience, data privacy is not very well protected. Here, people are so excited with the conveniences that technology brings to life, such as mobile pay, online shopping, online courses, etc. This made individuals exposed to different data platform. It is like the everyday routine is well recorded. I feel annoying that I always received lots of short messages trying to sell me different productions, different sales’ calling to promote their productions. So that I only pick up the phone call from my friends, which I know who is calling. Otherwise I will turn it down. The surveillance cameras is all over the city, and once I step out my flat, I enter a world with different cams. It may protect the life, but I am exposed, and have to act as a ‘citizen’, no longer living as a ‘citizen’.
‘E-parenting’ is what I noticed recently. I have talked with my colleagues, and they shared with me their experience in using Wechat to organize different social events, receiving the homework from their kid’s teachers. With different Apps, parenting work is maximized in details, and teachers will work closely with parents. Nd the space for education is remarkably expanding from home to school. From my experience, 20 years ago, I was the ‘postman’ between school and home, to delivery the messages and news. But now, children are productions by this ‘E-parenting’, which the childhood is controlled and constructed by parents and teachers, not by kids themselves.
Cyber star is the influencer logic. In my impression, the technology changes young people, and parents sometimes have to ‘’follow’ their children social media, to be their ‘friends’. And the smart phones really become an important mediator to build up new parenting patterns, such as young people will help their parents to solve the technical problems. Such everyday activities are also another way to greeting to each other, and communicate with each other.
I am doing a small project with my colleagues here, which we asked the children to draw their everyday life, then researchers will do a group interpretation on those pictures, and we already collect few drawings, and we will do the second round next week.
I will share with you the latest information on this project.
Best wishes
Xiaotian
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The creation of cognitive-cultural niches and the Baldwin effect are necessary for the development of social cognition. Are there more criteria to be taken into account in the human self-domestication process?
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Gentrification, a clearly modern and interesting process. Although I do not think I can use it in the study of the self-domination of the Homo genus since its inception. However, there could be processes with some similarity.
Thanks for your interest.
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I have found the spiral dynamics value systems model (Beck & Cowan 2005) an interesting heuristic model but I was struggling to find scientific evidence for its validity. [e.g. The Inglehart-Welzel model (Inglehart & Wezel 2010) from traditional to secular/rational societies seems to correlate the blue to orange value system shift in spiral dynamics but no formal connection has been establised.]
Would you know studies which would back the spiral dynamics model?
If not, would you know better models of human value systems and how they evolve?
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Hi Nicolas,
There is a book that in my view backs up the spiral dynamics model, but maybe not in a strictly empirical way (if that's what you are looking for) by 'proving' that the model is historically accurate and that evolution 'in fact' happened this way. (The assumption of an 'objective truth' that could be discovered by empirical evidence is itself problematic.) The book is :
Chapman, Kelly (2015). Complexity and Creative Capacity. Rethinking knowledge transfer, adaptive management and wicked environmental problems. New York – London: Routledge.
It shows in general terms that the current global system evolves towards a higher (emergent) level of complexity and that we reach a point in which all previous (more stable, linear) systems are converging into a planetary interconnected complex (non-linear) flow of subsystems, leading to a new, specifically global dynamics.
In terms of system dynamics this may be the same as stating that the first tier systems converge and we enter a phase of 'second tier' dynamics. Chapman describes the process ontology and cocreative epistemology that will allow us to deal with complex challenges (incorporating e.g. 'indigenous knowledge'). The book does not literally refer to system dynamics, but as a reader I found it useful to link both approaches and explore similarities.
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The conference sounds interesting especially the changes in technology and how thi scan effect the social sciences to bring about social change.
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the development of science and technology are the main factors that influence and coloring to the social system of a society. This momentum to be the origin of the occurrence of a symbolic change of the proven age from traditional times with communal mystical symbols to the present digital era (cybernetic era) with an "solitary-impersonal" symbol. This is the basic theory that can explain the phenomenon of each social change.
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Hello,
I need some statistics to use in my problem statement. I need to transform diversity from a social change issue into a business issue. Has anyone conducted any work in the area of lateral recruitment, employee raiding, or job poaching? Thanks for your help.
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У меня есть статья о рейдерстве в Российской Федерации. Я ее отправляю Вам.Адрес в интернете :https://elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=18649398
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There are many daunting issues faced by policy-makers in their bid to select between alternative policy options, which are meant to enhance social change. While on the one hand policy elites may be genuinely willling to bring about 'good' change, they could also be demonised by their own personal interest, 'politics as usual', and 'crisis situation' to formulate policies to their own advantage. They also, in some cases, do not trust researchers to tell them what they want to hear! Scientists, on the other hand, are bedeviled by their own shorcomings as well. These include what I refer to as the 'silo effect', excessive fixation on career advancement and personal gains, poor quality of research, inability to simplify research information, which users could relate with, etc. The questions of how to resolve these challenges, therefore, remain.
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Many thanks, Arthur! The 'we' means researchers and academics. Thanks once again.
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Nowadays, every one, virtually have the ability to quickly communicate and touch the whole world through the recent media tools, Internet and social networks like twitter, Facebook and the like….. ,, we can see now that words or actions of one persons in one side from the world reach the most far away locations in the opposite side of the world .
in the past we saw some words and/actions of "normal" persons like Martin Luther king, Gandi , Mandilla ,... etc who could significantly made changes in a large scale for their area of the world or even the whole world , which took significantly long time to be realized but it did .
reaching others in large scale didn't take such long time as before, so how and how long it takes for making remarkable positive change?
Six years ago we saw Mohamed Bouazizi who was a Tunisian street salesperson who set himself on fire on 17 December 2010, that became a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring, which also is argued to start a sharp rise in global protest and change activity in many other locations.
as per my information, there is no study showing a concrete frame work or theory showing how such this wave can start, continue and result in a positive social change. and how this could be controlled, judged, and /or measured?
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This is a broad question. I have one insight. Most of the people who changed the world, more or less had one characteristic, they questioned assumptions. In other words, they questioned what was normal, met with serious resistance,but pursed their ideas anyways... Gandhi for example, he fought without what we understand as fighting (with violence). Instead he used non-violence to fight.
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 I am working on the following-
Educators Becoming Social Change Advocates for Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder: The Relevancy of Cultural Connection in Motivating Students with FASD.
The following questions will be addressed: 
RQ1: What is the importance of motivation?
RQ2: Why is there a need to educate students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder differently than students without fetal alcohol spectrum disorder?
RQ5: Pertaining to the achievement of knowledge, what is the relevancy of motivating academic growth through cultural connection, in Alaska, for rural students in grades K-12, diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder?
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Thank you!
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Dear friends,
From the perceptions here in Brazil, this questioning aims to know your opinion on the subject, in other countries.
Even in elementary school, we no longer have disciplines focused on ethical, moral and even civic values. Few schools, including the military, teach this or sing the national anthem before daily activities, which means that many young people do not even know the national symbols and the lyrics of the anthem!
Therefore, I appreciate the contributions, as much about this as in other countries, such as your understanding of the subject.
Thank you all!
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In my opinion, yes.
''A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.''
-Marcus Garvey
''Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.''
-Theodore Roosevelt
Regards
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How it is related to current social changes? What is the role of education in these social processes?
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Fighting Corruption with ICT: Strengthening Civil Society’s Role, available at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306064945_Fighting_Corruption_with_ICT_Strengthening_Civil_Society%27s_Role, may be of interest. The article explains that ICT has great potential to act as democratic media and that the use of ICT in e-government is a major focus, with particular reference to developing countries.
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entering antinatalism or natalism into a search engine and one will find an extensive list of antinatalist position. there is obvious antinatalist bias in academia. antinatalist policies are proving to be very damaging to society. more studies are needed to clarify the difference between antinatalism, and natalism.
One-child policy, official program initiated in the late 1970s and early ’80s by the central government of China, the purpose of which was to limit the great majority of family units in the country to one child each. The rationale for implementing the policy was to reduce the growth rate of China’s enormous population. It was announced in late 2015 that the program was to end in early 2016.Kenneth Pletcher Former Encyclopædia Britannica Editor 
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This would be true on some accounts, but for the majority there is a protruding inconclusiveness that is misrepresented in the form of anecdotal data, to which people seem to rely more heavily on.
But to answer the ACTUAL question, Political propaganda, Persuasive media (more dependent on technological advancement in the last 2 decades), and Healthcare structuralism, are some of the more ever pressing factors to which natalist views are suppressed.  
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Lately, I have been thinking very much about religious conversion and social change with respect to gender. I have also been thinking of race and gender together. The attached video recording which somebody sent me raised for me further questions to which I invite possible answers: How can the world become more peaceful? How can race- and gender- based inequalities be brought to an end? Thanks in advance. 
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Dear Uchem, your question amazed me! Can these social evils (namely race-gender based inequalities) be ever overcome???  We people around the world are culturally different. Perhaps there is no single solution at the global level because I know the height of gender based marginalization of women in our context. However ... we can hope and can attempt to end them... There is a study by Ahona Roy entitled "Those Voices Unheard’: Re-negotiating Gender, Masculinity and Participation"... I hope this might be useful.
Wishes,
Sabah
   
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research impact  on education due to social change. In special education, policies that bring about change in based on research. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) laws, Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) laws.
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 Assumption that social change occurs as a result of the effect of a change agent. Agents for change can come from individuals, groups, or institutions. If you want research to uncover the "meaning" a social change, then the appropriate research method is a "interpretive" (qualitative research), which aims to reveal the meaning behind the action (individual, group, or institution) that is the subject of research. However, if you want to research on explaining the process of social change and an event of social change "general", then the method appropriate research is a "quantitative research" aimed to reveal a process of change and test theories about social change in the context (individual, group, or institution) that is the subject of research. thanks
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With the rise and legitimation of extreme-right movements and governments in many jurisdictions, I am interested in knowing what colleagues think about the prospects, potential, consequences and meaning of critical, progressive social science work might be. Austria came very close to electing an extreme right government, France has had a tangible Front National presence for a number of years, almost every other European country has burgeoning extremist parties in parliament, the Philippines has opted for someone at the extremist end of the spectrum, and then there's Trump and what seems like a massive movement (of largely White people) contesting everything from immigrants and refugees to social programs and the balance of international relations, and also making the case for endless military engagement. Within this context, there are endless academic conferences, journals, publishing ventures, debates, programs, etc. that seem to be almost extraneous, in some ways, to the juggernaut rolling over weakly supported (in terms of voter participation) electoral systems. One can foresee less funding for the social science enterprise once the extreme-right consolidates its grip on formal power, and there will be fewer programs, arguably, related to counter-hegemonic concerns, minority issues, marginalized peoples' concerns, and thinking about the public good/commons. The extreme-right agenda seems to relish in diminishing higher learning, in general, and the social sciences, in particular (Pinochet eliminated sociology in 1973, for example). As I am continuing to write on democracy and education for democracy, I do find the present context to be a little surreal, especially when considering the numerous social movements and potential for social change juxtaposed against formal mainstream, representative "democracy," which may, effectively, neutralize it even further. Or... might the extreme-right want, and need, to keep the social sciences in a viable position so as to prove, in a distorted way, that "their" vision of society is inclusive, open and democratic?
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I had the experience of working in (and managing) a progressive think-tank in the Republic of Ireland that produced social scientific work as accessible as possible to politicians, public servants and the general public. One experience was that social scientific evidence was much more likely to be adopted if it fitted the agenda of parties; but rational argument was battling against the tide when it came to politically unpopular issues (such as the reintroduction of water charges, or raising taxation). No surprise there perhaps. But 'Left' was just as likely as 'Right' to ignore evidence that they didn't like.
Another observation is that ideas associated with the 'Right' (i.e. laissez faire, privatisation) have already undermined social science to a huge extent. So many academics are busy chasing funding and getting publications in the top journals that they are disengaged from day-to-day policy issues. The way that the profession has been shaped by 'market forces' means that they perform their economic function of educating workers, but they are not the strong, intellectual community that one might expect them to be in terms of rowing in on major issues such as climate change, inequalities, sustainability of the economy, etc.
Conversely, I suspect there has been a shift (more noticeable in the Republic of Ireland perhaps) away from clergy as a source of wisdom in favour of NGOs and academics. There is a social need to hear from people who have thought about issues in depth. The fact that the UK academic performance evaluation ('REF') has included merit for 'impact' is an indication that this need for social engagement by academics has even been noticed in officialdom. Maybe the threat of President Trump in the US or President Le Pen in France will remind academics of the need to engage more fully with society, not least to provide accessible counter-argument against the simplistic but potent (and extreme) ideas that flood the Internet's chat rooms and forums.
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Pulo Friere in the "Padagogy of Oppressed" has mentioned use of charged words as "Generative Themes" to initiate action for social change. However this is little explanation of the term and tools which may be used to design social action based on these themes.
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Looking for studies conducted with focus groups or individual interviews.
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Dear Raul;
Look also in these papers, maybe it help you in your exploration of the subject.
If you tell us other details about your subject we try to help you, on focusing our research on your exact topic.
Best regards
Soufyane
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I am looking for case studies and manuals (25-50 pages) of non violent struggle for social and political rights on M.K.Gandhi, Baba Sahib Ambaidkar, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Aung Suu Kyi, Martin Luther King Jr. Nelson Mandela, Lech walensa, Valcave Havel, Sheikh Mujib ur Rehman, Yasser Arafat, Evo Morales and Australian Aborigines. Please share any reference, bibliographies, links or video documentary links. Thanks. I am looking for descriptive and analytical studies of non violence as strategy for social change including struggle against colonial occupation, race and caste discrimination, class and gender domination and injustice. Case studies of both success and failure are welcome.
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Dear Fayyaz,
There are lots of videos on the internet about the Idle No More movement. You just have to Google it. They also have a website (http://www.idlenomore.ca/), as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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How has technology affected the whole delivery of services that help the poor?
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Getting things done promptly and putting people of of jobs! 
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I'm interested in changes in an interest group system over time (interest groups system as a unit of research).
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Beyers, J., Eising, R., & Maloney, W. A. (2013). Interest group politics in Europe: lessons from EU studies and comparative politics. Routledge.
Beyers, J., & Braun, C. (2014). Ties that count: explaining interest group access to policymakers. Journal of Public Policy, 34(01), 93-121.
LaPira, T., Thomas, H. F., & Baumgartner, F. (2012). The two worlds of lobbying: the core-periphery structure of the interest group system. Available at SSRN 2245065.
Hojnacki, M., Kimball, D. C., Baumgartner, F. R., Berry, J. M., & Leech, B. L. (2012). Studying organizational advocacy and influence: Reexamining interest group research. Annual Review of Political Science, 15, 379-399.
Greenwood, J. (2011). Interest representation in the European Union. Palgrave Macmillan.
Klüver, H. (2013). Lobbying in the European Union: interest groups, lobbying coalitions, and policy change. Oxford University Press.
Coen, D., & Katsaitis, A. (2013). Chameleon pluralism in the EU: an empirical study of the European Commission interest group density and diversity across policy domains. Journal of European Public Policy, 20(8), 1104-1119.
Berkhout, J., & Lowery, D. (2010). The changing demography of the EU interest system since 1990. European Union Politics, 11(3), 447-461.
Klüver, H. (2011). The contextual nature of lobbying: Explaining lobbying success in the European Union. European Union Politics, 1465116511413163.
Klüver, H., Mahoney, C., & Opper, M. (2015). Framing in context: how interest groups employ framing to lobby the European Commission. Journal of European Public Policy, 22(4), 481-498.
Giger, N., & Klüver, H. (2015). Voting Against Your Constituents? How Lobbying Affects Representation. American Journal of Political Science.
Berkhout, J., Carroll, B. J., Braun, C., Chalmers, A. W., Destrooper, T., Lowery, D., ... & Rasmussen, A. (2015). Interest organizations across economic sectors: explaining interest group density in the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy, 22(4), 462-480.
De Bruycker, I., & Beyers, J. (2015). Balanced or biased? Interest groups and legislative lobbying in the European news media. Political Communication, (ahead-of-print), 1-22.
Beyers, J., Dür, A., Marshall, D., & Wonka, A. (2014). Policy-centred sampling in interest group research: Lessons from the INTEREURO project. Interest Groups & Advocacy, 3(2), 160-173.
Binderkrantz, A. S., Christiansen, P. M., & Pedersen, H. H. (2015). Interest group access to the bureaucracy, parliament, and the media. Governance, 28(1), 95-112.
Chalmers, A. W., & Shotton, P. A. (2015). Changing the Face of Advocacy? Explaining Interest Organizations’ Use of Social Media Strategies. Political Communication, 1-18.
Tatham, M. (2015). Regional Voices in the European Union: Subnational Influence in Multilevel Politics. International Studies Quarterly.
Weiler, F., & Brändli, M. (2015). Inside versus outside lobbying: How the institutional framework shapes the lobbying behaviour of interest groups. European Journal of Political Research, 54(4), 745-766.
Pedersen, M. J. (2015). Neglecting results? A critical view of the literature on organised interests in the European Union. Journal of Public Affairs.
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The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly, is the leading modern instrument on women's rights. Since its adoption, more explicit attention has been paid to the situation of rural women. Of particular mention is Article 14 of CEDAW which calls on States parties to eliminate discrimination against women in rural settlements.
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Hi. Since there is a provision in CEDAW specifically for rural women, it is obligatory for governments to produce report about them. However, many states are not able or not serious enough to submit the most updated data.
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Germany is self-portraying a different imagery to the world contrasting sharply with xenophobia and nationalism that characterized  the pre-WW II period. Do you know why people are heading only to Germany and why not to other European nations? If it is due to generosity and social welfare provisions of Germany, related research would be an interesting new social dimension (perhaps the most spectacular/abrupt change since the fall of the Berlin Wall). Do you know of research done or being conducted on the ongoing European migrant crisis and German government's provision for migrant children's' welfare, education in particular?
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It is sad that even on an academic platform like this pure racism is spread on this issue. Please try to apply Ricardo's logic (e.g. in connection with violence against women and girls) on white perpetrators and follow these thoughts for yourself. As is always the case with racist discourse it is also full of very simple errors - e.g. that only European countries would take in refugees, take a look at Libanon or even Turkey, will you?
Back on the original question: a lot of critical research is done members of 'kritnet' - unfortunately their page is in German only, but I guess you could get in touch by writing an e-mail: http://kritnet.org
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I want to study the relationship of agency and social change taking the case of women entrepreneurship in developing countries like India. And to seek future scope in terms of formulating an appropriate education that promotes entrepreneurship. 
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I think this 2014 paper 'The gendering of entrepreneurship context' will be of help in your research.
Good Luck
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I am looking for an inequality indicator that can be derived from the distribution of a population in five discrete poverty classes derived from the Latin American NBI (Necesidades Basicas Insatisfechas) methodology. The methodology ascribes each household of a locality (urban or rural) a "NBI index" in function of income, housing, education, etc. and then ascribe it to one of five "poverty classes" , etc, which are "non-poor, poverty line, moderate poverty, indigent, marginal". I have only data on the number of households per class per locality, not the NBI index per household.
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If you have the continuous scores of the NBI index you can run Gini of Theil If your discrete categories are quintiles, yo can also run one of these dispersion stats. Otherwise you can calculate the ratio of marginal households against non poor.  
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Read this article "Extending Women’s Entrepreneurship Research in New Directions", it gave this direction to study women entrepreneurship as an emancipatory act of change creation. Was thinking to study on the relationship between women's agency and social change taking the case of women entrepreneurship. Thinking to use the biographical narrative interview method. Please share me any studies on this line 
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I strongly disagree with Ono's post. A feminist perspective is not limiting but extending the scientific view and conducting research on women entrepreneurship does not imply by any means to have any intention of inequality or ignoring any social phenomenons. I will not discuss this any further here, because it is off topic.
I would argue to have a look at Orhan and Scott. It's nearly a classic in this field of research. Also, have a look at Mirchandani who is discussing the conjunction of enterpreneurship and gender from a theoretical point of view even further.
Bruni, Poggio and Gherardi might be helpful as well for your research question.
Rehman and Roomi as well as Sekeleni show some very interesting empirical research from this field.
regards
Yves
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For example, we have our reports here http://gsociology.icaap.org/reports.html anyone else have reports like this, or know where we can publish these reports?
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check Australian bureau of statistics website, that is an Australian website that maybe useful
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Quick question: I am using adults who have emerged from generational poverty as the subject of my dissertation. However, I am unable to find anything in the literature that would provide a concrete timeframe for being considered 'fully emerged' from poverty. (My initial thought of 'five years' is being labeled arbitrary-- and I am forced to admit that it is). So, any suggestions where to look for similar social phenomena? I need to nail down, via the literature, how many years constitutes full emergence from something or represents a concrete change in an individual. Thank you for your ideas
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The search for a supposedly objective quantitative value is too rigid. I see two alternative solutions : 1) the appreciation from the persons  themselves of the irreversible move from poverty : 2) the literature about statistical links between change of revenue and other behaviors (changing for better lodging, investing in higher education for children, reduction of debts, traveling etc.)
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Dear all,
I am conducting some research on how poverty rates for European youth have changed over time. I essentially measure increases/decreases in youth poverty and which groups have been affected by such changes. One of my findings is that in western Europe the gap between migrants and non-migrants increases over time: while in the mid-1990s the risk of poverty for young migrants and non-migrants was quite similar, by the mid-2000s young migrants were much more likely to be poor. 
While I have been studying poverty for a while my knowledge of research on poverty and migration is fairly limited, so I ask:
Which literature would you recommend for me to get a grasp of factors that explain poverty among young migrants in western Europe? Is there any literature that has dealt with change over time?
I have found some literature that explains how migrants have been particularly affected by the recession, but not much from the earlier period (1990s to 2000s).
Any suggestions will be much appreciated
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One potential factor is the increasing legal restrictions on access to Social Protection for migrants (for instance, the NRPF rule in the UK, and the recent restrictions in access to rented housing and access to healthcare in the 2014 Immigration Act).
Weber, F (2012) "Borderline Justice: The Fight for Refugee and Migrant Rights" (Pluto) is useful in discussing the growth in legal restrictions on the welfare rights of migrants to the UK from a lawyers perspective. On young people specifically, I've think  Bloch et al (2014) "Sans Papiers: The social and economic lives of undocumented migrants" (Pluto) is also really helpful.
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Geriatric medicine is becoming popular nowadays due to the increase in the patient who need attention/hospice care.
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Dear Sultan,
Thank you for your question. It would seem that the emphasis and importance placed on providing care and resources to elderly people, and the concurrent training of Geriatricians to look after them is going through a "U shaped" curve over the last 50-60 years.
In the early 1900s, work in this area really started in earnest with the formation of the National Health System in UK in 1948 by Aneurin Bevan, and the creation of the British Geriatric Society by Marjorie Warren and colleagues in 1947.
They both complemented each other as the NHS provided the means to enable to delivery of comprehensive Geriatric services to all based on need and funded by central taxation. The importance of this cannot be over emphasised, as often then those whom needs help the most can afford it the least, particularly for a majority of the elderly and very elderly in those days who do not have access to the benefits of pensions, state subsidies not the ability to afford private health care insurance or private health services prior to the second world war.
Services were streamlined across the country and available locally, close to where the elderly patients were. Also, the sheer scale of the NHS (i.e. every citizen and resident of the United Kingdom were it's pateints) brought with it the benefits of the economy of scale and allowed the provision of care to be rolled out on a large scale.
It was fertile land for the development and delivery of geriatric medicine.
With the passage of the NHS Bill (aka Health and Social Care Act) in 2012, the funding landscape will change drastically in the coming years.
 Care of Geriatric patients may still be a moral necessity, but it now carries with it the imperative to reduce costs of care and services. What is "efficient" and what is "necessary" is of course subjective and open to interpretation.
In developed countries, the availability of state pensions, state subsidies and personal savings will allow the access of the elderly and very elderly to services. However, in developing countries, there will likely be a generation whom will not be able to find the funds for these, nor have a sizeable political voice.
However, I believe that when the more well educated and financially more capable "Baby boomer" generation (1946-1964) and beyond joins the rank of the "Geriatric" population (i.e. >65), the importance of providing for an excellent geriatric healthcare service will become a political imperative once again. 
Hence the"curve" and attention will rise once more.
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I am currently studying how religious organizations have been applying moral pressure on G8 leaders for responsible globalization.  This often takes the form of emphasizing fulfillment of Millennium Development Goals promises.  They 'end' next year.  Is anyone interested in collaborating on studying this social change process?
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Funding toward commitments in the G8 countries has not been all that it could been and this has had impact upon goal implementation.  When the MDGs were initially committed to, the international economy was in far better shape.  People are concerned that the political will for SDGs (or whatever follows) will be significantly weakened by the state of the current international economy.  Hence, the activism for applying moral pressure to see if commitments/political will continues/increases/decreases less....
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Given that young adolescents are more at risk of not coping with developmental and social changes than at any other stage of life, what recommendations would you make about designing curriculum and pedagogy for the Junior Secondary years (Years 7-9) which, in Queensland state schools, immediately follow primary (elementary) schooling?
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Tony, this is an excellent question; one that is overdue, I believe. The sudden cultural shift from primary to secondary is monumental for a few reasons: Firstly, adolescence and all the inherent physical and emotional changes begins. Secondly,  students move from a primarily pastoral system where generally one teacher is responsible for most of the teaching to a more 'academic' system where students need to deal with multiple teachers, varying teaching styles and usually more formalised assessment. 
This cultural shift can leave some students adrift, burdened by the construction self (who am I? Where do I fit?), increasing assessment and 'formal' schooling.  Looking objectively, the students have a very difficult couple of years, where many variables are at play.  Much research has been done to illustrate the lifelong significance of these few years.
I would like to see social emotional programs in Primary Schools, highlighting the possible/probable difficulties students are likely to encounter.  Peer mentoring with Year 8 to Year 6 would be one possible avenue. A positive group of Year 8 or 9 students can provide valuable insight into the road ahead and would be far more powerful than teacher led.  As these students move into Year 7, the mentoring continues, until they are in the position to provide insight to the next 'generation'.
Students in Primary schools also need to be reminded that, although it seems like it, assessment does not define them as a person.  Too often we see students internalize academic failure as personal failure.  This becomes increasingly apparent in the middle years of schooling and incredibly damaging due to the construction of self that is also occurring at this stage of life.  How many times have we seen those students that 'struggle' a little in Primary school, become behavioural issues in Secondary School?
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Turkic peoples have invaded Greece many times since the Hunnic period. These invasions were repeated by the Avars, Ogurs, Bulgars, Pechenegs, Cumans, Oguzs and finally the Ottomans. What has been the sociolinguistic impacts of these invasions on Greece?
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Thanks for the comment Costas. Rings a bell. I doubt as well that Turkish was spoken especially in the rural areas at all by native populations. On the other hand, indeed there are remarkable hints that a pidginoid form of it was used as a lingua franca. I personally know a folk song from Crete which is sung in a half Turkish half Greek langauge. Perhaps this is the language which they call Cretan / Giritçe I don't know.
However I am also interested very much in what happened during the Hunnic, Avaric, Oguric and Bulgaric periods, which all are almost sequential.  We know that many of these nomadic peoples had settled in the regions, which form the modernday Greece. There is no doupt that most of these peoples were Christinized and Hellenized later. But I wonder what was their initial social and linguistic impact on the society and the country. We know very well that Byzantine civilization lost great ground especially during the Avaric period. The lands down to the Pelopennese were "barbarized", destroying almost everything Byzantine.
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Foe years we have come out with wonderful performances of our students, with flying colors. Indeed, the rat race competition helped our children to outperform their best.
Yet, many researches reveal the negative impact of our schools, and no actions have been taken. Students find themselves struggling in an unknown war, consequently, missing their childhood and innocence at early ages.
Are we destroying our species?
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I think besides all the things said above, one quite important role of schools is to condition children to function in society. They learn to be more or less disciplined, sit w/o moving, concentrate and listen for 45/60/90 min. depending on the system they are in. For example, I find it always very interesting to realize how conditioned my students are when we engage in a discussion in the seminars and a situation comes up where a student wants to say something and no one else talks. They still raise their hands to "ask for speaking permission", even though there is no need for it at all. In the end, it is not that surprising given the long time they have undergone schooling.
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In this digital age, most people have turned to text messaging instead of the writing of letters to convey messages and information to friends. This phone texting is associated with short cuts. For instance, instead of writing "What is happening", "Good Morning", "See you" "Good Night", one will write "Xup", "GM", "Cya", Gud 9t. The question that results from this new trend of communicating is as to whether the continuous use of this texting language has the potential of affecting the writing and communication skills of students.
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I used to write in that way as a funny way when I was 14. But once my brother told me "You look like an idiot" and then I changed to the traditional way. Lol. Maybe we need to make young people more aware of the importance of writing well..
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I am trying to develop a comprehensive list of open access databases in social sciences in order to facilitate students, researchers, and scholars. Please suggest as much as you can.
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Please consider the following sites and projects:
UNESCO Global Open Access Portal - resources by area, language, location
Social Science Open Access Repository - http://www.ssoar.info/en/home.html
The German Initiative 'Open Access net' - repositories in various areas incl. social science; economics, political science, history, education and psychology are separate fields
Humanities and Social Sciences Online Resources (freely avaialable) - links provided by INASP
Depending on indexing criteria, you might find social science resources under various categories (e.g. some social sciences may be indexed in the humanities; sometimes social science is not very broad just as in the German site above; education may be separated as a field, etc.)
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The principle of confidentiality and duty to report/ protect are key principles in social work practice. In the case where a social worker's quest to promote the principle of confidentiality breaches his/her duty to report and vice versa, how can such a social worker address this ethical dilemma?
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This is the dilemma each and every Social Work Professional would have come across at least once in life time. I need to know when this Question arises to the Professional (A professional begins a profession, Mid Career Professional or an Expert? What is the issue that would result in..... (is it Life threatening to the other or by breaching (while reporting) what is the effect that would cause to the one who shared with you. It is the professional judgement and the one’s own conviction and integrity to Professional Values. I am not sure what in what context your dilemma arises. If you could give me the incident or narrate the situation with which you encounter with this dilemma we could discuss. You need not mention the Agency you work for or where you encounter this issue, Narrate the incident so that we can discuss. Another way to tackle this issue is through the Principle of Double Effect (a principle – in plain choose the lesser evil, usually used in medical issues like - Pregnancy and abortion – What is your intention and whether your integrity (social work ethics ) is not questioned, to what extent that is going to affect the other and the one who shared ? Whether is there any legal implication attached to it (It depends upon country to country). To my best of my knowledge it is always better to get the consent from the person before you could start the intake that you discuss certain issues like dilemmas with the experts/agencies, which would sort all your issues. Hence you share the responsibility with the experts/ agencies in treating this special issues and it would lead to better discussion than brood over dilemma always...( I am Dr.S.Ubahara Sahayaraj, a Psychiatric Social Worker, completed MSW (2003) from Loyola College, Chennai, India ; M.Phil (Psychiatric Social Work) (2007) and Ph.D (2013) from the Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India. I worked as a Psychiatric Social Worker for three years at the Department of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, Bangalore, At Present working at Centre for Addiction Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India. When you work with a multi disciplinary team all these issues would be solved, because the discussion is based on a team than by one (You alone). I am ready to discuss further on this issue...
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My current challenge is how to select my participants and convincing them that they can trust me.
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When one succeeds, we all succeed!
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Is it a social relationships reflected by a low degree of integration or common values and a high degree of distance or isolation between individuals, or between an individual and a group of people in a community or work environment. But can it refer to a personal psychological state and to a type of social relationship?
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