Social democracy has made a political comeback in recent years, especially under the influence of the ‘Third Way’. Not everyone is convinced, however, that ‘Third Way’ social democracy is the best means of reviving the Left's project. This book considers this dissent and offers an alternative approach. Bringing together a range of social and political theories, it engages with some contemporary debates regarding the present direction and future of the Left. Drawing upon egalitarian, feminist and environmental ideas, the book proposes that the social democratic tradition can be renewed but only if the dominance of conservative ideas is challenged more effectively. It explores a number of issues with this aim in mind, including justice, the state, democracy, new technologies, future generations and the advances in genetics.
Burma and Thailand), Africans and the third group, comprising Iraqis, Iranians and
Afghans. She discovers differences in their ability to use telecommunications technology
(e.g. telephones, fax machines and mobile phones), depending on their countries of
origin, suggesting that conflict, war or government surveillance hindered their
abilities. Leung also observes that exposure to newtechnologies during displacement
resulted in an improvement on what she labels ‘technology literacy’. She
, institutions and commercial
enterprises, which collect, store and mine data, and ‘data poor’
individual citizens targeted by such efforts has been criticised for obscuring
global inequities ( Ruckenstein and
Schüll, 2017 ). This insight is highly relevant to humanitarian
wearables, because it cautions against a ‘Northern’ perception of newtechnologies and how they are socially situated, and alerts us to how the existing
literature tends to frame attributes
Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
was based on private-sector funding from Ikea; it was designed to
‘disrupt’ the established set of responses in emergency shelter (and
in particular the prevalence of the tent), and it paid great attention to the use of
newtechnology, such as innovative materials and a photovoltaic panel. Most
significantly, the product was shaped by price, impact, scale of production and the
desire to produce an affordable product for the humanitarian marketplace. 6 In order
-makers must have full knowledge of the rules of the sport and
be able to apply their knowledge in split-second decisions made under
often very stressful conditions. If they make the wrong decision, they
are often blamed for the outcome of the game.
Given the pressure that these individuals face and the
importance of ensuring accurate results, several sports governing bodies
have attempted to increase the accuracy of officiating decisions through
implementing newtechnologies in their sports (Woodward, 2013). These
ways in which writers for the ‘newtechnology’ of the playhouse were engaged
in guiding their audiences both in how to see, and how to interpret the validity
of the visual.
Classical writers opened a debate on the operation of the eyes and the process
of visual perception, which emerged as two contrasting theories. The ‘emission
theory’ maintained that seeing was the result of rays being emitted from the
eyes and falling upon an object in the outside world, with Euclid’s Optica
examining the idea that sight was enabled by beams from the eyes, and Ptolemy
How to make sense of responses to environmental problems
Brad Millington and Brian Wilson
outlined by the theory were that more
capital was becoming accumulated in Western economies, and this
capital was being applied to replacing production labor with newtechnologies to increase profits” (Gould et al ., 2004 : 296). These technologies could
themselves require more energy and/or chemicals than
labour-intensive production, thus upping the environmental
ramifications of production processes. Furthermore, from the
treadmill perspective, economic change also exacerbates the need for
This book re-examines the campaign experience of British soldiers in Africa during the period 1874–1902—the zenith of the Victorian imperial expansion—and does so from the perspective of the regimental soldier. The book utilises a number of letters and diaries, written by regimental officers and other ranks, to allow soldiers to speak for themselves about their experience of colonial warfare. The sources demonstrate the adaptability of the British army in fighting in different climates, over demanding terrain and against a diverse array of enemies. They also uncover soldiers' responses to army reforms of the era as well as the response to the introduction of new technologies of war.
Human remains and identification presents a pioneering investigation into the practices and methodologies used in the search for and exhumation of dead bodies resulting from mass violence. Previously absent from forensic debate, social scientists and historians here confront historical and contemporary exhumations with the application of social context to create an innovative and interdisciplinary dialogue, enlightening the political, social and legal aspects of mass crime and its aftermaths. Through a ground-breaking selection of international case studies, Human remains and identification argues that the emergence of new technologies to facilitate the identification of dead bodies has led to a “forensic turn”, normalising exhumations as a method of dealing with human remains en masse. However, are these exhumations always made for legitimate reasons? Multidisciplinary in scope, the book will appeal to readers interested in understanding this crucial phase of mass violence’s aftermath, including researchers in history, anthropology, sociology, forensic science, law, politics and modern warfare.
In today’s world, we are offered a constantly expanding number of technologies to integrate into our lives. We now utilise a range of interconnected technologies at work, at home and at leisure. The realm of sport is no exception, where new technologies or enhancements are available to athletes, coaches, scientists, umpires, governing bodies and broadcasters. However, this book argues that in a world where time has become a precious commodity and numerous options are always on offer, functionality is no longer enough to drive their usage within elite sports training, competition and broadcasting. Consistent with an actor-network theory approach as developed by Bruno Latour, John Law, Michele Callon and Annemarie Mol, the book shows how those involved in sport must grapple with a unique set of understandings and connections in order to determine the best combination of technologies and other factors to serve their particular purpose. This book uses a case study approach to demonstrate how there are multiple explanations and factors at play in the use of technology that cannot be reduced to singular explanations like performance enhancement or commercialisation. Specific cases examined include doping, swimsuits, GPS units, Hawk-Eye and kayaks, along with broader areas such as the use of sports scientists in training and the integration of new enhancements in broadcasting. In all cases, the book demonstrates how multiple actors can affect the use or non-use of technology.