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A Tale of Two Blogospheres : Discursive Practices on the Left and Right /

by Benkler, Yochai | Harvard University. Berkman Center for Internet and Society | Shaw, Aaron.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard University. Berkman Center for Internet and Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 39-41Summary: Discussions of the political effects of the Internet and networked discourse tend to presume consistent patterns of technological adoption and use within a given society. Consistent with this assumption, previous empirical studies of the United States political blogosphere have found evidence that the left and right are relatively symmetric in terms of various forms of linking behavior despite their ideological polarizationAvailability: (1)

Beyond the Classroom. Building new school networks /

by Black, Rosalyn | Australian Council for Educational Research.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. ACER 2008Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2009 /

by Flew, Terry (ed.) | Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.

Publisher: Campbell, ACT Australian and New Zealand Communications Association 2009Other title: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual.Summary: The 2009 Australian and New Zealand Communications Association conference (ANZCA09), held at QUT in Brisbane from July 8-10, 2009, brought together 242 communications researchers from 20 countries. The ANZCA09 conference was held at the Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove, where university staff and facilities are co-located with media businesses, arts companies and residential accommodation, and attracted 200 papers and panel presentations over the three days. ; Digital media technologies enable new modes of social networking and participation that challenge the sender-receiver, producer-consumer orthodoxies of 20th century mass media and mass communication. Meanwhile, the challenges of globalisation and multicultural societies are presenting both the need and the opportunity for new forms of citizenship that cross national boundaries. These challenges raise questions of global citizenship and public communication spaces that require new attention to be given to questions of global media ethics and intercultural communicative capacities.Availability: No items available

Community-based adaptation : a vital approach to the threat climate change poses to the poor /

by Reid, Hannah | Huq, Saleem.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Institute for Environment and Development 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Helping the millions of poor people at greatest risk from climate change to adapt to its impacts is a daunting task. One new approach that deserves greater support is community-based adaptation (CBA). This briefing paper outlines the concepts behind CBA, shares some early lessons learned, and calls for greater networking, information sharing and support for CBA activities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Do as the neighbors do : the impact of social networks on immigrant employment /

by Andersson, Fredrik | Institute for the Study of Labor | Burgess, Simon | Lane, Julia.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA DP No. 4423Summary: Substantial immigrant segregation in the United States, combined with the increase in the share of the U.S. foreign-born population, have led to great interest in the causes and consequences of immigrant concentration, including those related to the functioning of labor markets. This paper provides robust evidence that both the size and the quality of an immigrant enclave affects the labor market outcomes of new immigrants. We develop new measures of the quality, or information value, of immigrant networks by exploiting data based on worker earnings records matched to firm and Census information. We demonstrate the importance of immigrant employment links: network members are much more likely than other immigrants to be employed in the same firm as their geographic neighbors. Immigrants living with large numbers of employed neighbors are more likely to have jobs than immigrants in areas with fewer employed neighbors. The effects are quantitatively important and robust under ! alternative specifications. For example, in a high value network ? one with an average employment rate in the 90th percentile ? a one standard deviation increase in the log of the number of contacts in the network is associated with almost a 5% increase in the employment rate. Earnings, conditional on employment, increase by about 0.7%.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Enhancing research-policy linkages in Australian housing. /

by Jones, Andrew | Seelig, Tim.

Publisher: 2005Notes: URL: 'http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/rap_issue_57' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:26:29 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: No items available

Escaping poverty : from safety nets to networks of opportunity. /

by 6, Perry.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 1997Description: 52 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Evidence from research and development work in Bradford /

by Farnell, Richard | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study suggests the idea of a 'narrative in common' - developed by local people and connecting them across different neighbourhoods and backgrounds - as a more natural and progressive idea of 'cohesion' than that promoted through current national policy. It summarises findings from eight research projects about: Muslim women; Pakistani Muslim young men; recent migrants to Bradford; life on 'traditionally white' estates; and the use of creative media for community development and communication.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Global Publics Embrace Social Networking : Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project /

by PEW Research Center.

Publisher: Washington, DC PEW Research Center 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Pew Global Attitudes Project.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Although still a relatively young technology, social networking is already a global phenomenon. In regions around the world, and in countries with varying levels of economic development, people who use the Internet are using it for social networking. And this is particularly true of young people.Availability: (1)

Networks, innovation and public policy : politicians, bureaucrats and the pathways to change inside government /

by Considine, Mark.

Publisher: New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan 2009Description: xvi, 231 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Formerly CIP. Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Drawing on a major quantitative and qualitative study, involving almost 800 actors and their networks, this book examines the different normative approaches politicians, bureaucrats and community actors use to frame the innovation puzzle, arguing that these create specific cultures of innovation. Combining public policy with social network analysis, the authors explore the role of formal institutions and informal networks in promoting and impeding governmental innovation. It shows conclusively that networks matter more than any other single attribute, shaping local cultures in governments and marking out differences in the way politicians and bureaucrats address innovation inside government."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Our community. /

by Our Community.

Publisher: 03/17/04 14:40:12http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/ 2001Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/17/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The 'Our Community' site provides a directory of 700,000 community, education and non-profit groups organisations including information relating to financial development, insurance and risk management and training, a brokerage service, grantmaking, and other services for community development Australia wide.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social networks : their role in addressing poverty /

by Afridi, Asif | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Bibliography : p. 16-20 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper was commissioned to inform the work of the JRF poverty and ethnicity programme, which aims to understand the underlying reasons for variations in low income and deprivation among different ethnic groups in the UK and the problems caused. It also aims to contribute towards solutions to these problems.Availability: (1)

Strategic tools for social entrepreneurs : enhancing the performance of your enterprising nonprofits. /

by Dees, J. Gregory | Economy, Peter | Emerson, Jed.

Publisher: New York, NY John Wiley & Sons 2002Description: xxxiv, 326 p. : ill.Notes: Pt. I. Creating Value and Assessing Performance -- Ch. 1. Developing a Strategic Service Vision / James L. Heskett -- Ch. 2. Developing an Entrepreneurial Competitive Strategy / Jerry Kitzi -- Ch. 3. Cooperative Strategy: Building Networks, Partnerships, and Alliances / Jerry Kitzi -- Ch. 4. Leading, Retaining, and Rewarding People Entrepreneurially / Peter Economy -- Ch. 5. Managing Your Board Entrepreneurially / Jerry Kitzi -- Ch. 6. Treating Your Donors as Investors / Kay Sprinkel Grace -- Ch. 7. Working with Community / Shirley Brice Heath -- Ch. 8. Performance Information That Really Performs / Fay Twersky and Jill Blair -- Pt. II. Growing and Exploring New Directions -- Ch. 9. Developing Viable Earned Income Strategies / Beth Battle Anderson, J. Gregory Dees and Jed Emerson -- Ch. 10. The Question of Scale: Finding an Appropriate Strategy for Building on Your Success / Melissa A. Taylor, J. Gregory Dees and Jed Emerson. Ch. 11. Managing Organizational Change / Betty Henderson Wingfield -- Ch. 12. Growing with an Entrepreneurial Mind-Set / Steve Roling.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Streetwize communication. /

by Streetwize Communications.

Publisher: Redfern, NSWhttp://www.streetwize.com.au/ Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/25/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Streetwize Communications is a leading non profit organisation, specialising in communicating social issues to young people and other hard to reach groups. Streetwize is committed to enabling equitable access to information and informed choices and decisionmaking. For more than 19 years, Streetwize has been producing entertaining, relevant and accessible publications on issues such as the law, health, employment, drug and alcohol, violence and Indigenous specific issues.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Social Return on Investment Network . /

Publisher: London, U.K. The SROI Network Limited 2009Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The well-connected community : a networking approach to community development. /

by Gilchrist, Alison.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2004Description: viii, 166 p. : ill.Notes: January 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-159) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Thinking through joint action : work book /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2014Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence uses the term Joint Action to describe the wide range of relationships that might be formed externally with other organisations and internally across the organisation. This workbook is designed to develop a consistent approach to what we mean ; when we develop new relationships and evaluate current ones. ; The Brotherhood of St Laurence has been involved in a wide range of Joint Actions over the years; some of these have been ad hoc and some have involved detailed legal documentation and processes for development. It is in the very ethos of the Brotherhood that whenever we develop a new program or project we look at the local area or the area of interest and start from the point of working with others.Availability: (1)

We-think /

by Leadbeater, Charles.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: London, U.K. Profile Books 2009Description: xxxv, 300 p. : ill.Other title: We-think : mass innovation, not mass production.Notes: Illustrations by Debbie Powell Originally published: 2008 "Mass innovation, not mass production" - note on cover. Bibliography: p. 261-276 Includes index.Summary: Society is based not on mass consumption now but on mass, innovative participation - as is clear in phenomena from Wikipedia, Youtube and Craigslist to new forms of scientific research and political campaigning. This new mode of 'We-think' is reshaping the way we work, play and communicate."We-think" is about what the rise of these phenomena (not all to do with the internet) means for the way we organise ourselves - not just in digital businesses but in schools and hospitals, cities and mainstream corporations. For the point of the industrial era economy was mass production for mass consumption, the formula created by Henry Ford; but these new forms of mass, creative collaboration announce the arrival of a new kind of society, in which people want to be players, not spectators.This is a huge cultural shift, for in this new economy people want not services and goods, delivered to them, but tools so they can take part. In "We-think" Charles Leadbeater analyses not only these changes, but how theywill affect us and how we can make the most of them. Just as, in the 1980s, his "In Search of Work" predicted the rise of more flexible employment, here he outlines a crucial shift that is already affecting all of us.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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