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A Study In How Linking Social Capital Functions In Community Development, Julie Burress Jordan 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

A Study In How Linking Social Capital Functions In Community Development, Julie Burress Jordan

Dissertations

This qualitative dissertation explores how linking social capital is mobilized in community development and proposes an analytical framework for studying linking social capital relationships unique from bonding and bridging social capital. Linking social capital defines those relationships that are acting to bridge individuals across institutional boundaries and can be particularly important in rural, less developed regions. Although not frequently used in empirical studies, linking capital is typically measured by counting membership in external groups or associations. This study revealed the most direct benefit from linking social capital was financial support from intermediary agencies. Additionally, linking social capital has indirect community ...


Gold Mining And Unequal Exchange In Western Amazonia: A Theoretical Photo Essay, Gordon L. Ulmer 2015 The Ohio State University

Gold Mining And Unequal Exchange In Western Amazonia: A Theoretical Photo Essay, Gordon L. Ulmer

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

I combine fieldwork photography and ethnographic documentation of gold mining in Madre de Dios, Peru, to examine the localized material, social, environmental, and health outcomes of the global gold boom. This 'theoretical photo essay’ examines how local and global forces coalesce around gold mining and influence peoples and environments in Western Amazonia. I use embodiment theory in anthropology, ecological economics, and theories of underdevelopment to understand local consequences of the global gold trade and to elucidate how opulence and the machinations of capital accumulation in economic centers of the world occur at the expense of human lives and environments in ...


State Against Development: The Experience Of Post-1965 Zaire. Mondonga M. Mokoli., 2015 Western Michigan University

State Against Development: The Experience Of Post-1965 Zaire. Mondonga M. Mokoli.

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Mondonga M. Mokoli. State Against Development: The Experience of Post-1965 Zaire. Westport, CT: Grenwood Press, 1992. $45 hardcover.


The Shaikh’S Republic: The Kurdish Regional Government’S Incorporation Of Tribalism, Brian A. Kennedy 2015 Ursinus College

The Shaikh’S Republic: The Kurdish Regional Government’S Incorporation Of Tribalism, Brian A. Kennedy

Politics Honors Papers

Iraqi Kurdistan in 2015 is polity quite unlike any other. Iraqi Kurdistan has come to be treated in policy making circles as a model for what is sometimes believed to be impossible: a highly tribal, multi-religious and multi ethnic society in the Middle East with sentiments of unity, a burgeoning economy, the makings of a democracy, increasing literacy and quality of life, and (perhaps most impressively) an effective internal security arrangement in the middle of a chaotic region. Yet recent events have cast doubts on the future of Kurdistan. The advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS ...


Georgia Latino & Immigrant-Serving Nonprofit Organizations: Identifying And Mapping Human Services, Karen Costa, Gabriela Mosso 2015 Kennesaw State University

Georgia Latino & Immigrant-Serving Nonprofit Organizations: Identifying And Mapping Human Services, Karen Costa, Gabriela Mosso

Symposium of Student Scholars

No abstract provided.


Open Development: A Critique, Brittni A. Bryan 2015 Southern Adventist University

Open Development: A Critique, Brittni A. Bryan

Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development

This essay presents a summary and critique of the book entitled Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development. Open Development presents a compilation of chapters from a diverse set of researchers and frontline experts within the field of International Development. The volume was published in late 2013 by MIT Press in Cambridge Massachusetts and is a result of work initiated through the International Development Research Center. Open Development was chosen for this critique because it provides innovative strategies new to the field of international development. As such, it presents a crucial opportunity for members of the international development community to ...


Why Maasai Parents Enroll Their Children In Primary School: The Case Of Makuyuni In Northern Tanzania, Robinah Gimbo, Nadine Mujawamariya, Sara Saunders 2015 Southern Adventist University

Why Maasai Parents Enroll Their Children In Primary School: The Case Of Makuyuni In Northern Tanzania, Robinah Gimbo, Nadine Mujawamariya, Sara Saunders

Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development

This study analyzes the reasons why the Makuyuni parents of Northern Tanzania do or do not enroll their children in school. Ten Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and several key informant (KI) interviews were conducted in the Mswakini Juu and Makuyuni villages. The parents who participated in the FGDs all had children in primary school at the time of interview. The findings revealed that reasons for enrolling these children in school included future economic stability for the family, government policies enforcing parents to enroll their children in primary school, partnership with World Vision, increased physical accessibility to education, and the World ...


Impact Of Women Empowered Through Community Savings Groups On The Wellbeing Of Their Families: A Study From Mgubwe, Tanzania, James Kesanta, Billy Andre 2015 Southern Adventist University

Impact Of Women Empowered Through Community Savings Groups On The Wellbeing Of Their Families: A Study From Mgubwe, Tanzania, James Kesanta, Billy Andre

Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development

This study explores the impact of economic empowerment among women and the well-being of their families and their communities through a community savings and loans association model. The research, conducted in Mgubwe, Tanzania, consists of 83 respondents from four villages, representing 12 Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs). Qualitative and quantitative data were collected using Focus Group Discussions (FGD), survey questionnaires and key in-depth interview methodologies. The findings indicated women who participate in community-based micro-lending associations have positive impacts on their children’s education, health, and livelihoods. The findings also revealed members of community savings and loans groups do not ...


Social Workers In International Relief And Development: A Natural Fit, Sharon Pittman, Carman L. Sugawara, Mark E. Rodgers, Andrea Bediako 2015 Southern Adventist University

Social Workers In International Relief And Development: A Natural Fit, Sharon Pittman, Carman L. Sugawara, Mark E. Rodgers, Andrea Bediako

Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development

This study sought to examine the compatibility between social work competencies with humanitarian assistance job skills requirements in the market. A systematic analysis of international job descriptions (N=500) was conducted with a focus on the skills required of potential employees. The main themes identified and operationalized into discrete skills and/or behaviors were: technical expertise, intra- and extra-organizational competencies, personal abilities, sector specialization, education, and language requirements. To aid educators in curriculum building, the identified skills were cross-referenced with the Council on Social Work Education’s Education Policy and Accreditation Standards practice behaviors to determine how they translate into ...


Perceptions Of Non-Governmental Organizations And Socio-Economic Progress: The Case Of Four Latin American Countries, Héctor Luis Díaz, Vijayan K. Pillai 2015 Western Michigan University

Perceptions Of Non-Governmental Organizations And Socio-Economic Progress: The Case Of Four Latin American Countries, Héctor Luis Díaz, Vijayan K. Pillai

Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development

This article identifies multiple roles and functions of non-governmental organizations as perceived by various stakeholders. The primary purpose of the study on which this article is based was to test the theory of community capacity that states that social capital, human capital, and organizational resources available to the community are predictors of its collective ability. The methodology for this article included secondary data analysis from a survey and qualitative study conducted to assess the effectiveness of Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Internationals’ food security programs. The four Latin American countries in which the study was done are Peru, Bolivia ...


Improved Dairy Cattle: Impact And Distribution In Rural Tanzanian Communities, Jeremy Weaver, Alexon Mwasi, Lindsay Weaver 2015 Southern Adventist University

Improved Dairy Cattle: Impact And Distribution In Rural Tanzanian Communities, Jeremy Weaver, Alexon Mwasi, Lindsay Weaver

Interdisciplinary Journal of Best Practices in Global Development

Improved dairy cattle are recognized as an integral part of improving the livelihoods for the rural and urban poor in developing countries. The aim of this research was to measure impact, reveal challenges, map distribution, and establish recommendations for moving forward in improved livestock distribution initiatives. The methods consisted of a hybrid model using both quantitative and qualitative modalities, especially focusing on personal interviews, focus group discussions, field observation, and GIS data capturing. GIS based comparisons could not be made because of a lack of available GIS demographic data for the area. The combined modalities approach (especially the in-depth interviews ...


Enterprising Outsiders: Livelihood Strategies Of Cape Town’S Forced Migrants, Madeleine Ann Northcote 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Enterprising Outsiders: Livelihood Strategies Of Cape Town’S Forced Migrants, Madeleine Ann Northcote

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Although refugees and registered asylum-seekers have a legal right to work in South Africa, research shows that prevailing anti-immigrant attitudes and South African employers’ suspicion of these migrants’ documents makes employment extraordinarily difficult to acquire. This thesis investigates how, in the face of such challenges, forced migrants in Cape Town secure their day-to-day livelihoods. The research is based on semi-structured, open-ended interviews with thirty-two refugees and other forced migrants who live and operate in the Cape Town area, as well as five key informant interviews with employees of refugee service organizations. It also draws from literature on both South Africa ...


Contentious Information: Accounts Of Knowledge Production, Circulation And Consumption In Transitional Egypt, Ahmad Kamal 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Contentious Information: Accounts Of Knowledge Production, Circulation And Consumption In Transitional Egypt, Ahmad Kamal

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

While the 2011 Egyptian Uprising renewed attention to revolutionary news platforms such as Al-Jazeera and Facebook, citizens continued to be understudied as active consumers of information. Yet citizens’ perceptions of their informational milieu and how they responded in consuming, processing, and interpreting facts offer crucial insight into the turbulent transition that followed the initial uprising. This study analyzes Egyptian citizens’ accounts of their information environment and practices amid socio-political change. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 31 politically-engaged citizens from various political and professional backgrounds. Participants were asked to discuss the state of public discourse, the institutions responsible for the circulation ...


Pi Gamma Mu News, 2015 University of North Georgia

Pi Gamma Mu News

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


South African Women Living With Hiv: Global Lessons From Local Voices By Anna Aulette-Root, Floretta Boonzaier, & Judy Aulette, Regina Davis-Sowers 2015 University of North Georgia

South African Women Living With Hiv: Global Lessons From Local Voices By Anna Aulette-Root, Floretta Boonzaier, & Judy Aulette, Regina Davis-Sowers

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Seriously Funny: Mexican Political Jokes As Social Resistance By Samuel Schmidt, Dwight Wilson 2015 University of North Georgia

Seriously Funny: Mexican Political Jokes As Social Resistance By Samuel Schmidt, Dwight Wilson

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Youtube On U.S. Politics By Lachrystal Ricke, Benjamin Gross 2015 Saint Bonaventure University

The Impact Of Youtube On U.S. Politics By Lachrystal Ricke, Benjamin Gross

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


What's Wrong With The Poor?: Psychiatry, Race, & The War On Poverty By Mical Raz, Rebekah O. McMillan 2015 University of Arkansas

What's Wrong With The Poor?: Psychiatry, Race, & The War On Poverty By Mical Raz, Rebekah O. Mcmillan

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


The People's Own Landscape: Nature, Tourism, & Dictatorship In East Germany By Scott Moranda, Thomas Goldstein 2015 University of Arkansas

The People's Own Landscape: Nature, Tourism, & Dictatorship In East Germany By Scott Moranda, Thomas Goldstein

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


How Race Is Made In America; Immigratioin, Citizenship, & The Historical Power Of Racial Scripts By Natalia Molina, John Herbert Roper Sr. 2015 Coastal Carolina University

How Race Is Made In America; Immigratioin, Citizenship, & The Historical Power Of Racial Scripts By Natalia Molina, John Herbert Roper Sr.

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


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