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Community–university research partnerships in global perspectives

This book is based on a three-year international comparative study on poverty reduction and sustainability strategies . It provides evidence from twenty case studies around the world on the power and potential of community and higher education based scholars and activists working together in the co-creation of transformative knowledge. Opening with a theoretical overview of knowledge, democracy and action, the book is followed by analytical chapters providing lessons learned and capacity building, and on the theory and practice of community university research partnerships. It also includes lessons on models of evaluation, approaches to measuring the impact and an agenda for future research and policy recommendations. The book overviews the concept of engaged scholarship and then moves to focus on community-university research partnerships. It is based on a global empirical study of the role of community-university research partnerships within the context of poverty alleviation, the creation of sustainable societies and, broadly speaking, the Millennium Development Goals. The book frames the contribution of community-university research partnerships within a larger knowledge democracy framework, linking this practice to other spaces of knowledge democracy. These include the open access movement, new acceptance of the methods of community-based and participatory research and the call for cognitive justice or the need for epistemologies of the Global South. It takes a particular look at the variety of structures that have been created in the various universities and civil society research organizations to facilitate and enhance research partnerships.

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Millennium Development Goals. Belli and Foditsch have written extensively about the modelling of a universal principle-based network neutrality law, an experiment conducted through the Dynamic Coalition on Net Neutrality in the UN Internet Governance Forum led by Belli since 2012: it seems possible to distil some essential elements from

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Effective support structures for community– university partnerships

advocates of community–university research partnerships in that country. First, at the most fundamental level, the university sector in Ghana is badly underfunded by its national government. Second, government does not see value in directly including a role for the universities in its development and poverty-reduction strategies, such as Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers aimed at achieving targets towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ‘One needs to answer the question whether this is a reflection of the failure of the institutions themselves to demonstrate

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, Switzerland Publication of Sport for Development and Peace: Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace, 2003 ) 2004 UN establishment of SDPIWG 2005 Designation of International Year of

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An introduction

contributions to the literature. First, its focus is on community–university research partnerships rather than the broader community–university engagement. Second, it is based on a global empirical study of the role of community–university research partnerships within the context of poverty alleviation, the creation of sustainable societies and, broadly speaking, the Millennium Development Goals. Third, we have gone further to frame the contribution of community–university research partnerships within a larger knowledge democracy framework, linking this practice to other

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Ecopoetics, enjoyment and ecstatic hospitality

that meets the needs of the present while safe-guarding Earth’s life-support system, on which the welfare of current and future generations depends’ (World Commission 1987: 305). The spur for this crucial redefinition is the UN policy initiative to frame a new set of Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2016 to 2030 to replace the Millennium Development Goals following their expiry at the end of 2015. Griggs and his colleagues are contributing to 56 Discourses of sustainability this initiative through the transnational Sustainable Development Solutions

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