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.

our concern is with justice and legitimacy rather than with exalting species essences, these facts of social participation and political subjection should be sufficient to warrant rights to participate. As we discussed earlier, this is in fact the direction that real-world reforms are taking, as new models of how to enable the engagement of children, people with cognitive disabilities and domesticated animals are continually being explored

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Integrative concepts for a criminology of mass violence

’, and also to the complexities of the moral– emotional ‘work’ carried out in the service of crime. Regardless of one’s immediate status in the p ­ erpetrator–victim–onlooker nexus, immoral (criminal) action must be emotionally neutralized and/or cognitively reframed as con­textually acceptable, and the emotional trauma of its consequences managed in order to minimize psychological harm. HRMV.indb 81 01/09/2014 17:28:37 82  Jon Shute Serious crime is definitive of contexts of mass violence, where the rule of law collapses and agents of state control are often prime

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the complex interplay of factors affecting European foreign policy. This framework is based on a synthesis of elements of social constructivism, the new institutionalism and neo-classical realism. Foreign policy, it has been argued, ‘is the result of a complex interplay of stimuli from the external environment and domestic-level cognitive, institutional and political variables’ (Checkel 1993 : 297). The analytical framework

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cannot provide the principles for international justice in an obviously interdependent world. Cosmopolitans or universalists are defective because they begin by assuming idealised starting points ‘satisfied only by hypothetical agents whose cognitive and volitional capacities human beings lack’. 37 O’Neill has argued that modern writers on ethics have tended to sever the traditional connection between justice and virtue. She

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A cognitive perspective

chap 3 13/8/04 4:14 pm Page 61 3 Quality in economics: a cognitive perspective1 Gilles Allaire Introduction The importance of food quality issues in the contemporary global context is well established. Since the early 1990s we have seen developments in nutrition, life sciences and biotech programmes; the setting up of food quality standards in Europe as well as in other OECD countries; the heightened focus of the media on food issues and a series of food safety crises. On the market side these trends have included a reconsideration of business strategy on

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which a child could be committed into care of the state. Either they could be received into care under Section 1 of the Children Act 1948, or they could be taken into care under the Children and Young Persons Act 1969, a central piece of legislation in relation to juvenile justice that aimed to shift responsibility for young offenders from the police, magistrates and prisons onto

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I feel very lucky that my essay has received such strong and challenging responses, but I also feel the pressure to do justice to my seven critics’ thorough comments. Each of them has chosen a different angle of attack. If this were a military encounter, my best strategy might be to let them direct their fire against each other while taking a middle position and ducking my head so that I am not hit by the bullets. Yet

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The PRIA experience

service delivery. Civil society groups are increasingly providing a vital mobilization infrastructure to nurture and coordinate participation in local government. They are exerting pressures on the state to play a strong, responsive role within the framework of sustainable development and democratic participation. Without strong local self-governance institutions, decentralization will not be able to deliver the desired results of economic development and social justice. The success of local self-governance institutions depends on the efficient leadership of elected

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Fateful splitting in the Victorian insanity trial

legal community who feared that the expert would eventually usurp the lay juror’s role. Although usually voiced in contemporary legal texts, this sentiment could also be expressed in open court. In his instructions to a jury at the Old Bailey in 1877, Mr Justice Lash addressed the prosecution counsel’s objection to a medical witness giving his opinion regarding the mental state of the accused at the time of the crime. ‘[T]his was the form of question often put and objected to, and it was in reality not a question of medical science, but was the question which the Jury

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