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Psychological Processes in Adapting to Dementia: Illness Representations Among the IDEAL Cohort

How people understand and adapt to living with dementia may influence well-being. Leventhal’s Common Sense Model (CSM) of Self-Regulation provides a theoretical basis for exploring this process. We used cross-sectional and longitudinal data from 1,109 people with mild-to-moderate dementia in the Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life (IDEAL) cohort. We elicited dementia representations (DRs) using the…

Journal of Urban Affairs
People-Centered Smart Cities: An Exploratory Action Research on the Cities’ Coalition for Digital Rights

Declarations and manifestos have emerged across the world claiming to protect citizens’ digital rights. Data-driven technologies in global cities not only have yielded techno-euphoria but also have intensified techno-political concerns as reflected in UN-Habitat’s flagship program called “People-Centered Smart Cities” (PCSC) that advocates the willingness to promote inclusiveness while subverting the technocratic smart city meaning….

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No One is an Island at a Time of Pandemic

Professor John Morgan, together with Dr Ana Zimmermann of the University of São Paulo, Brazil,  has published ‘No One is an Island at a Time of Pandemic’ in a special issue of Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice on the social and cultural impact of COVID-19. The article considers the fundamental ethical question of how responsibility for the…

Brexit and the ‘left behind’: Job polarization and the rise in support for leaving the European Union

Industrial Relations Journal 52(6) pp 569-588 This paper focuses on the changing relationship between attitudes towards European Union (EU) membership and workers affected by globalization and technological advances in the lead-up to the UK’s EU referendum in 2016. It is found that workers employed in middling occupations, where both relative wages and employment have fallen, were…

What is a Philosophy of Education?

The article considers what is a philosophy and its relation to education. The modern academic development of philosophy has questioned the theoretical basis of specific aspects of knowledge and human experience, including education. It is an active rather than a passive or descriptive discipline. Education is defined similarly as a process by which knowledge, skills…

Environment and Urbanization 33(2)
One step forward, two steps back? Shifting patterns of participation in a former informal settlement in Mexico City

Environment and Urbanization 33(2) pp 478-495 While advances in participatory planning have led in many cases to the more inclusive rebuilding of informal settlements, the debate regarding participatory planning has focused largely on the improvement of current informal settlements without asking “what next”. Declining living conditions following settlement consolidation, however, provide evidence of the potential shortfalls…

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The Right to Have Digital Rights in Smart Cities

New data-driven technologies in global cities have yielded potential but also have intensified techno-political concerns. Consequently, in recent years, several declarations/manifestos have emerged across the world claiming to protect citizens’ digital rights. In 2018, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and NYC city councils formed the Cities’ Coalition for Digital Rights (CCDR), an international alliance of global People-Centered Smart Cities—currently…

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Book review: The lands in between: Russia vs. the West and the new politics of hybrid war

Book review in Eurasian Geography and Economics journal. The lands in between: Russia vs. the West and the new politics of hybrid war by Mitchell A. Orenstein, New York, USA, Oxford University Press, 2019, ISBN 978-0-19-093614-3 The author is a professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and a senior…

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Data Co-Operatives through Data Sovereignty

Against the widespread assumption that data are the oil of the 21st century, this article offers an alternative conceptual framework, interpretation, and pathway around data and smart city nex-us to subvert surveillance capitalism in light of emerging and further promising practical cases. This article illustrates an open debate in data governance and the data justice…

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Religion and local civil society: participation and change in a post-industrial village

Journal of Contemporary Religion 36(2) pp 287-309 The relationship between religion and civil society at the macro-level has attracted the attention of sociologists of religion but empirical detail of how religion is connected to the social relations and practices that constitute local civil society is relatively lacking. This article explores the contemporary social and communal significance…