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Hyperconnected diasporas

Article in press, access restricted to Repository staff only until 12 October 2022. Abstract This article argues that, since the COVID-19 outbreak, ‘digital diasporas’ worldwide may have been shaped through stringent postpandemic societal pressing patterns by increasingly further exposing diasporic citizens’ digital rights unwittingly towards unprecedented technopolitical risks. Against this backdrop, this article poses a…

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Classroom exclusions: patterns, practices, and pupil perceptions

This paper examines the under-researched phenomenon of classroom exclusions and their implications for school exclusions. Responses from nearly 1500 secondary school pupils indicate that being expelled from the classroom is a common phenomenon. On average, one-third of pupils have been asked to leave the classroom at some point in the previous year. However, it is…

Citizens’ Data Privacy in China: The State of the Art of the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL)

Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence (S-I-R), US-UK Fulbright Commission, California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), Institute for Basque Studies (IBS), 9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 9331, USA 2 Academic Editor: Pierluigi Siano Smart Cities 2022, 5(3), 1129-1150; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities5030057 Abstract The Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) was launched on 1 November 2021 in China. This article provides a state-of-the-art review of PIPL through…

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Civil Society, Equalities and Inclusion

Policy experts reflect on the first twenty years of self-governance in Wales. Following a 1997 referendum, the United Kingdom established the Welsh Parliament and began a process known as “devolution,” granting Wales increasing powers of self-governance over the next twenty years. This collection reflects on the course of Welsh devolution and the emergence of a…

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The sleep of reason produces monsters: ethnic conflict and neo-nationalism

Reading these books, I am reminded of Francisco Goya’s much discussed series of aquatint etchings Los Caprichos (The Caprices), published in 1799. The series was a critique, emphasized by sardonic captions, of contemporary Spanish society. In particular, “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters”, No. 43 of 80, has been seen as a personal statement of…

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WISERD News, Issue 19

Welcome from the WISERD director As we reach the midpoint of our five-year ESRC Civil Society Centre, all our civil society projects are now well underway and a number of longstanding projects are reaching completion. So it is timely that this edition of WISERD News highlights our contribution to social science research and the ways…

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Community-Supported Agriculture Networks in Wales and Central Germany: Scaling Up, Out, and Deep through Local Collaboration

Multiple systemic crises have highlighted the vulnerabilities of our globalised food system, raising the demand for more resilient and ecologically sustainable alternatives, and fuelling engagement in practices such as community-supported agriculture (CSA). In CSA, local farmers and households share the costs and products of farming, allowing them to organise food provision non-commercially around short supply…

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Effects of social restrictions on people with dementia and carers during the pre‐vaccine phase of the COVID‐19 pandemic: Experiences of IDEAL cohort participants

This qualitative study was designed to understand the impact of social distancing measures on people with dementia and carers living in the community in England and Wales during a period of social restrictions before the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out. We conducted 12 semi-structured interviews with people with dementia aged 50–88 years, living alone or with a partner,…