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Civic Life Online

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ISBN: 9780262026345 9780262524827 Year: Pages: 216 Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press
Subject: Education --- Media and communication
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The relationship of participation in online communities to civic and political engagement.Young people today have grown up living substantial portions of their lives online, seeking entertainment, social relationships, and a place to express themselves. It is clear that participation in online communities is important for many young people, but less clear how this translates into civic or political engagement. This volume examines the relationship of online action and real-world politics. The contributors discuss not only how online networks might inspire conventional political participation but also how creative uses of digital technologies are expanding the boundaries of politics and public issues. Do protests in gaming communities, music file sharing, or fan petitioning of music companies constitute political behavior? Do the communication skills and patterns of action developed in these online activities transfer to such offline realms as voting and public protests? Civic Life Online describes the many forms of civic life online that could predict a generation's political behavior.ContributorsMarina Umaschi Bers, Stephen Coleman, Jennifer Earl, Kirsten Foot, Peter Levine, Kathryn C. Montgomery, Kate Raynes-Goldie, Howard Rheingold, Allen Schussman, Luke Walker, Michael Xenos

Origin of Tropical Diversity: From Clades to Communities

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889450503 Year: Pages: 282 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-050-3 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Ecology --- Genetics --- Science (General)
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In this volume we aimed to assess progress in determining the processes by which current patterns of tropical biodiversity were established and are maintained. Tropical regions are highly species-rich and we present studies that have improved our understanding of the generation of that diversity at local, regional and global scales. We demonstrate how diverse fields from molecular phylogenetics, phylogeography, palaeontology and palaeoecology continue to improve our understanding of the natural history of the tropics.

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Tropics --- evolution --- clades --- communities --- Biodiversity

La cohabitation religieuse dans les villes Européennes, Xe - XVe siècles

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Book Series: Religion and Law in Medieval Christian and Muslim Societies ISBN: 9782503552521 Year: Pages: 326 Language: English|French
Publisher: Brepols Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 249416
Subject: History
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Medieval towns, from Portugal to Hungary to Egypt, were places of contact between members of different religious communities, Muslim, Christian and Jewish, who rubbed shoulders in the ports and on the streets, who haggled in the markets, signed contracts, and shared wells, courtyards, dining tables, bath houses, and sometimes beds. These interactions caused legal problems from the point of view of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim judicial scholars of the middle ages, not to mention for the rulers of these towns. These legal attempts to define and solve the problems posed by interreligious relations are the subject of this volume, which brings together the work of seventeen scholars from nine countries (France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, Lebanon, Israel, Tunisia, USA), specialists in history, law, archeology and religion.

Basin Futures

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ISBN: 9781921862250 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458829 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This unique book brings together 27 chapters from some of the world’s leading practitioners and experts on environmental water, communities, law, economics and governance. Its goal is to understand the many dimensions of water in the Murray- Darling Basin and provide guidance about how to implement a water management plan that addresses the needs of communities, the economy and the environment. The comprehensiveness of topics covered, the expertise of its authors, and the absolute need to take a multidisciplinary approach to resolving the “wicked problem” of governing our scarce water resource makes this volume a must read for all who care about Australian communities and the environment.

Bürgerliche Mitgliedschaft in Religionsgemeinschaften - Studie über die Rechtsbeziehungen der Mitglieder zu den römisch-katholischen, evangelischen, jüdischen und islamischen Religionsgemeinschaften in Deutschland

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Book Series: Göttinger Schriften zum Öffentlichen Recht ISBN: 9783863951214 Year: Pages: 444 DOI: 10.17875/gup2013-156 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law
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This doctoral thesis treats the membership law of churches and religious communities. It discusses the questions of which framework is given by national law, in which cases the rights of religious communities diverges from that law and if membership must strictly be voluntary. Following a historical as well as legal classification, this thesis considers the legal relationship of members with Christian, Jewish and Islamic communities in Germany.

Experiments in self-determination: Histories of the outstation movement in Australia

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ISBN: 9781925022896 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605752 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Ethnology --- Sociology --- History --- Medicine (General)
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Outstations, which dramatically increased in numbers in the 1970s, are small, decentralised and relatively permanent communities of kin established by Aboriginal people on land that has social, cultural or economic significance to them. In 2015 they yet again came under attack, this time as an expensive lifestyle choice that can no longer be supported by state governments. Yet outstations are the original, and most striking, manifestation of remote-area Aboriginal people’s aspirations for self-determination, and of the life projects by which they seek, and have sought, autonomy in deciding the meaning of their life independently of projects promoted by the state and market. They are not simply projects of isolation from outside influences, as they have sometimes been characterised, but attempts by people to take control of the course of their lives. In the sometimes acrimonious debates about outstations, the lived experiences, motivations and histories of existing communities are missing. For this reason, we invited a number of anthropological witnesses to the early period in which outstations gained a purchase in remote Australia to provide accounts of what these communities were like, and what their residents’ aspirations and experiences were. Our hope is that these closer-to-the-ground accounts provide insight into, and understanding of, what Indigenous aspirations were in the establishment and organisation of these communities.

Beijing Garbage: A City Besieged by Waste

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Book Series: Consumption and Sustainability in Asia ISBN: 9789048542871 Year: Pages: 232 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Environmental Technology
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Why do central and local government initiatives aiming to curb the proliferation of garbage in Beijing and its disposal continue to be unsuccessful? Is the Uberization of waste picking through online-to-offline (O2O) garbage retrieval companies able to decrease waste and improve the lives of waste pickers? Most citizens of Beijing are well aware of the fact that their city is besieged by waste. Yet instead of taking individual action, they sit and wait for the governments at various levels to tell them what to do. And even if/when they adopt a proactive position, this does not last. Official education drives targetting the consumers are organized regularly and with modest success, but real solutions are not forthcoming. Various environmental non-governmental organizations are at work to raise the level of consciousness of the population, to change individual attitudes towards wasteful behavior, but seemingly with little overall effects.

Parentesco y política : Topologías indígenas en Patagonia

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ISBN: 9789873667442 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.450 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: History --- Social Sciences
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Historiadores y antropólogos registran en este libro procesos históricos de formación de comunidades indígenas en la Patagonia. El objetivo de los artículos reunidos en esta compilación es observar la manera en que se redefinen, sobre el territorio, comunidades y colectivos mapuches y tehuelches a causa de las experiencias de arrinconamiento y desplazamiento constantes a las que esas comunidades fueron y son sometidas. Distintos tipos de relaciones y prácticas –parentesco, política, rituales– son enfocados en su relación con límites comunitarios que se abren a y de colectivos indígenas más amplios y se entraman regionalmente.

Foundations for Moral Relativism : Second expanded edition

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ISBN: 9782821876101 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Philosophy
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In this new edition of Foundations for Moral Relativism, a distinguished moral philosopher tames a bugbear of current debate about cultural difference. J. David Velleman shows that different communities can indeed be subject to incompatible moralities, because their local mores are rationally binding. At the same time, he explains why the mores of different communities, even when incompatible, are still variations on the same moral themes. The book thus maps out a universe of many moral worlds without, as Velleman puts it, “moral black holes”. The six self-standing chapters discuss such diverse topics as online avatars and virtual worlds, lying in Russian and truth-telling in Quechua, the pleasure of solitude and the fear of absurdity. Accessibly written, Foundations for Moral Relativism presupposes no prior training in philosophy.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata for e-Communities

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Book Series: Proceedings e report ISBN: 8884530431 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_345123 Language: English
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Information theory
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DC-2002 marks the tenth in the ongoing series of International Dublin Core Workshops, and the second that includes a full program of tutorials and peer-reviewed conference papers. Interest in Dublin Core metadata has grown from a small collection of pioneering projects to adoption by governments and international organizations worldwide. The greatest challenge of the current phase of metadata development is bringing together the diversity of local conventions, domain specific requirements, and different encoding conventions such taht cross-domain interoperability can be achieved.

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