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The Crisis for Young People: Generational Inequalities in Education, Work, Housing and Welfare

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ISBN: 9783319585468 9783319585475 Year: Pages: 161 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58547-5 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Education --- Economics
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This book provides an original and challenging analysis of one of the most pressing social issues of our times: intergenerational inequality. Based on recent mixed-method research, it explores the extent and scope of generational divides through an up-to-date analysis of the changing opportunities for young people in Britain across different life domains. A central question addressed is whether current changes are best understood as growing inequalities within and across age groups, or whether we face a genuine intergenerational decline over the life course of this and future generations of youth. Andy Green’s controversial manifesto for intergenerational equity includes replacing higher education fees with a tax on graduates of all ages; the introduction of capital gains tax on sales of first homes; voting at 16, and a new charter of rights for private tenants.

Australian Politics in a Digital Age

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ISBN: 9781922144393 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459921 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Philosophy --- Political Science
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Information and communications technologies are increasingly important in the Australian political landscape. From the adoption of new forms of electoral campaigning to the use of networking technology to organise social movements, media technology has the potential to radically change the way politics is conducted and experienced in this country. The first comprehensive volume on the impact of digital media on Australian politics, this book examines the way these technologies shape political communication, alter key public and private institutions, and serve as the new arena in which discursive and expressive political life is performed. Employing a range of theoretical perspectives, empirical data, and case examples, the book provides insights on political behaviour of Australia’s elites, as well as the increasingly important politics of mirco-activism and social media. Energetic and fast-paced, the book draws together a wide range of Australian and international scholarship on the interface between communications technology and politics. Crossing several genres, the book will find a wide audience amongst scholars of both politics and communication, among public relations professionals, and with members of the media themselves.

Citizen Science

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ISBN: 9781787352339 Year: Pages: 580 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787352339 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Science (General) --- Education
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Citizen science, the active participation of the public in scientific research projects, is a rapidly expanding field in open science and open innovation. It provides an integrated model of public knowledge production and engagement with science. As a growing worldwide phenomenon, it is invigorated by evolving new technologies that connect people easily and effectively with the scientific community. Catalysed by citizens’ wishes to be actively involved in scientific processes, as a result of recent societal trends, it also offers contributions to the rise in tertiary education. In addition, citizen science provides a valuable tool for citizens to play a more active role in sustainable development.&#xD;&#xD;This book identifies and explains the role of citizen science within innovation in science and society, and as a vibrant and productive science-policy interface. The scope of this volume is global, geared towards identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, practice and policy. The chapters consider the role of citizen science in the context of the wider agenda of open science and open innovation, and discuss progress towards responsible research and innovation, two of the most critical aspects of science today.&#xD;

The Dilemmas of Engagement

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ISBN: 9781921536830 Year: Pages: 85 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459074 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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‘Consultation’ has become something of a mantra in contemporary governance. Governments well understand that policy occurs in a highly contestable environment in which there are multiple, and often competing interests. They well recognise the political imperative to ‘engage’ stakeholders in order to manage potential conflict and, hopefully, obtain acceptance for their policies and programs. As a result, politicians and public officials frequently emphasise the need for consultation as an essential element of the deliberative processes underpinning the development of policy or the implementation of programs and services. But, moving beyond the rhetoric of consultation and engagement, how well is it done? In this monograph, Professor Jenny Stewart maps out the principal approaches used by governments to consult with and engage affected communities of interest. Stewart critically assesses the available literature and draws directly upon the experiences of political actors, bureaucrats and community sector organisations in order to identify the ‘good, bad, and the ugly’ of engagement. Through a judicious use of selected case studies, Stewart distils the essential dilemmas and contradictions inherent in many consultation strategies and highlights their relative strengths and weaknesses. This monograph is a probing and dispassionate analysis of the rationales, methodologies and outcomes of consultation and engagement. It is not intended to be a ‘cookbook’ or a ‘how to’ manual for those consulting or the consulted. Nevertheless, there is much here for the policy practitioner, the researcher and members of those ‘communities of interest’ who might, one day, find themselves the target of engagement.

Espaces de vie, espaces enjeux

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ISBN: 9782753517325 9782753536777 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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Promeneurs du dimanche dans la campagne environnante, adolescents qui déambulent dans leur quartier, étudiants qui font la fête sous les fenêtres de riverains exaspérés, habitants expulsés et relogés dans le cadre d'opérations de rénovation urbaine, schémas directeurs visant à orienter l'occupation et le développement d'un territoire : l'espace est autant objet d'appropriation ordinaire que d'inscription dans des politiques publiques variées. Entendant la notion de mobilisation en un sens lar...

Politicizing Digital Space

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ISBN: 9781911534402 9781911534419 9781911534426 9781911534433 Year: Pages: 154 DOI: 10.16997/book5 Language: English
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences --- Media and communication --- Information theory
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"The objective of this book is to outline how a radically democratic politics can be reinvigorated in theory and practice through the use of the internet. The author argues that politics in its proper sense can be distinguished from anti-politics by analyzing the configuration of public space, subjectivity, participation, and conflict. Each of these terrains can be configured in a more or less political manner, though the contemporary status quo heavily skews them towards anti-political configuration. Using this understanding of what exactly politics entails, this book considers how the internet can both help and hinder efforts to move each area in a more political direction. By explicitly interpreting contemporary theories of the political in terms of the internet, this analysis avoids the twin traps of both technological determinism and technological cynicism.&#xD;Raising awareness of what the word ‘politics’ means, the author develops theoretical work by Arendt, Rancière, Žižek and Mouffe to present a clear and coherent view of how in theory, politics can be digitized and alternatively how the internet can be deployed in the service of trulydemocratic politics."

Les patriotes et les autres

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ISBN: 9782853997799 9782821885561 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Provence
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Dans l’arrière-pays marseillais de la fin de l’Ancien Régime, les démocraties villageoises se maintiennent, tandis que les petits pôles urbains sont dominés par les familles les plus honorables et les plus fortunées du lieu. Après la Révolution, un véritable pouvoir de classe voit le jour, dans le cadre du régime censitaire imposé en 1802 par les autorités napoléoniennes. Pourtant, les notables du début du XIXe siècle, comme les plus apparents d’autrefois, ne forment nullement un groupe homog...

The Playful Citizen

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ISBN: 9789462984523 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462984523 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Media and communication
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This edited volume collects current research by academics and practitioners on playful citizen participation through digital media technologies.

Co-Production and Co-Creation

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Book Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management ISBN: 9781138700116 9781351792578 9781351792554 9781315204956 Year: Pages: 322 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Political Science
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Co-production and co-creation occur when citizens participate actively in&#xD;delivering and designing the services they receive. It has come increasingly&#xD;onto the agenda of policymakers, as interest in citizen participation has&#xD;more generally soared. Expectations are high and it is regarded as a possible&#xD;solution to the public sector’s decreased legitimacy and dwindling resources,&#xD;by accessing more of society’s capacities. In addition, it is seen as part of a&#xD;more general drive to reinvigorate voluntary participation and strengthen&#xD;social cohesion in an increasingly fragmented and individualized society.&#xD;Co-Production and Co-Creation: Engaging Citizens in Public Services&#xD;offers a systematic and comprehensive theoretical and empirical examination&#xD;of the concepts of co-production and co-creation and their application&#xD;in practice. It shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will&#xD;be of interest to students at an advanced level, academics and reflective&#xD;practitioners. It addresses the topics with regard to co-production and&#xD;co-creation and will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers,&#xD;and students in the fields of public administration, business administration,&#xD;economics, political science, public management, political science, service&#xD;management, sociology and voluntary sector studies.

Media and Participation: A site of ideological-democratic struggle

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ISBN: 9781841504070 Year: Pages: 408 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_606390 Language: English
Publisher: Intellect
Subject: Media and communication --- Social Sciences
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Participation has become fashionable again, but at the same time it has always played a crucial role in our contemporary societies, and it has been omnipresent in a surprisingly large number of societal fields. In the case of the media sphere, the present-day media conjuncture is now considered to be the most participatory ever, but media participation has had a long and intense history. To deal with these paradoxes, this book looks at participation as a structurally unstable concept and as the object of a political-ideological struggle that makes it oscillate between minimalist and maximalist versions. This struggle is analysed in theoretical reflections in five fields (democracy, arts, development, spatial planning and media) and in eight different cases of media practice. These case studies also show participation’s close connection to power, identity, organization, technology and quality.

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