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We report on the findings of a scoping study. Our remit was to
establish whether a theory of moral action and crime causation – specifically,
Situational Action Theory – could provide a framework for understanding
the causes of acts of terrorism, organising current knowledge, and
The paper argues given that taxation is a form of extortion, it
is ethically justified to resist it in a variety of ways (all the while keeping due
process in mind). Prominent objections are considered and rejected; an
alternative to funding legal services is suggested.
Twenty-two years ago leaders from the Wisconsin Department
of Labor Relations and leaders from the Wisconsin State Employees Union,
AFSCME Council 24, saw a need to create better ways to more efficiently
handle their large backlog of routine grievances. Thus they mutually crafted
This paper sets out to investigate the potential impact that
organizational policies and practices may have on existential identity. In particular,
the intention is to introduce the concept of ontological insecurity as a
means to explore the possible links between working life, existential...
This paper discusses a scientific publication on the creation of
new synthetic life by researchers at the Craig Venter Institute in May 2010
within the context of biocapitalism and the ‘third industrial revolution’. It
also reviews and analyzes the debate over the creation of synthetic life...
This paper constitutes a plea to the academic and practitioner
community to conduct research in an emerging area.1 Current discussions
about transitional justice in a post-conflict state tend to ignore the issue of
who is included in and excluded from transitional justice decisions, including...
‘Combating gender stereotypes: The role of education and the
media’ was one of the two central themes of a ministerial conference of the
Council of Europe (24–25 May 2010, Baku, Azerbaijan). The conference
aims to develop cross-European policy directed at gender equality. This talk
The term ‘neoliberalism’ has since around 1980 become a
quite widely used exhortation in some political and academic debates.
Prolific employment of a term does not signify, however, that it is clearly
defined. In this article it is suggested that while the concept itself has
become an imprecise...
The new digital media are a frontier that is rich with opportunities
and risks, particularly for young people. Through digital technologies,
young people are participating in a range of activities, including social
networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading
I decided in the early stages of the research that I would try to
let the data direct theoretical exploration, and this paper is one outcome of
this process (particular attention is given to reviewing recent empirical
evidence on the topic). The purpose of this article is to describe the...
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