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“A Community-Oriented Academic Unit”

Diane C. Fujino.

in Samurai among Panthers

April 2012; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 7235 words.

This chapter focuses on the birth of Asian American Studies (AAS) at UC Berkeley. As one of the first instructors and coordinators, Aoki was instrumental in developing UC Berkeley’s Asian...

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‘A Very Highly Political Job’: Human Rights Practice, ‘The Political’, and Practitioners' Dilemmas in Sri Lanka

Vijay K. Nagaraj and Shermal Wijewardene.

in Journal of Human Rights Practice

November 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ethical Issues and Debates; Human Rights and Immigration; Human Rights; Politics; Social Movements and Social Change. 10094 words.

This article focuses on narratives of dilemmas and tensions arising from the relationship between human rights practice in Sri Lanka and what we broadly term ‘the political’: a) human...

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Abolition in Britain

James Heartfield.

in The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956

September 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 5492 words.

Before the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was founded, abolition movements in Britain drew on growing middle class activism, parliamentary reform and Protestant ideas of...

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Aborted Coups?

Hazem Kandil.

in The Power Triangle

October 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Comparative and Historical Sociology. 15682 words.

This chapter examines why no coup has been staged by the Turkish military since November 2002. It first discusses the reasons behind the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) ascendancy in...

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Abortion Services

Drew Halfmann.

in Doctors and Demonstrators

November 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 9961 words.

This chapter examines the organization, funding, and quality of abortion services in each country in the years following their respective reforms. By quality, the author refers to factors...

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Academics and policy analysis: tension between epistemic and practical concerns

Renate Mayntz.

in Policy analysis in Germany

July 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 3640 words.

Academics are involved in policy analysis in diverse ways. While policy analysis in the service of special interests must avoid making false factual statements, it still serves the...

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Accommodation

Pablo Lapegna.

in Soybeans and Power

October 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change. 9296 words.

Chapter 5 dissects the events surrounding an agrochemical drift in 2009. The chapter argues that the response of authorities to this agrochemical drift exemplifies a mechanism of...

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Accounting for Displacement

Ankur Datta.

in On Uncertain Ground

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Migration Studies; Social Movements and Social Change. 13478 words.

This chapter provides the historical background to Jammu and Kashmir from the establishment of the kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir in the mid-nineteenth century to the inception of the...

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Activating Empathetic Citizens

Caroline W. Lee.

in Do-It-Yourself Democracy

December 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change; Sociology. 11939 words.

What are the intended outcomes of public engagement? How are they engineered? Chapter 6 looks at the authentic transformations from cynical consumers to active citizens that public...

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Adolescence

Melissa R. Herman.

in Sociology

P ublished online April 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 13786 words.

The sociology of adolescence focuses on biological, social, economic, and psychological development of youth during the period between childhood and adulthood. In this period, typical youth...

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