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Theorising political legitimisation: from stasis to processes. (2023)
Journal Article
DOLAN, P., VERTIGANS, S. and CONNOLLY, J. 2024. Theorising political legitimisation: from stasis to processes. European journal of social theory [online], 27(1), pages 22-40. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/13684310231184600

Legitimacy remains a key concept in political sociology, and perhaps even more so in lay understandings of political processes and structures, as evidenced by conflict over territories and regimes around the world. However, the concept suffers from a... Read More about Theorising political legitimisation: from stasis to processes..

Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict. (2023)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S., GIBSON, N. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2023. Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G.G. (eds.) Border urbanism: transdisciplinary perspectives. Cham: Springer [online], chapter 8, pages 151-164. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06604-7_8

During periods of heavily contested elections, accompanying political tensions are often most prevalent within informal settlements. Consequently, the prolonged political tensions experienced in Kenya during 2017 were expected to have the most advers... Read More about Borders for peace: controls within a Kenyan informal settlement during political conflict..

A PESTEL and SWOT impact analysis on renewable energy development in Togo. (2023)
Journal Article
KANSONGUE, N., NJUGUNA, J. and VERTIGANS, S. 2023. A PESTEL and SWOT impact analysis on renewable energy development in Togo. Frontiers in sustainability [online], 3, article 990173. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/frsus.2022.990173

Like most developing countries, Togo continues to rely on the use of traditional forms of biomass energy which causes tremendous socio-economic, environmental and health hazards. In addition, the imbalanced distribution and use of electricity, petrol... Read More about A PESTEL and SWOT impact analysis on renewable energy development in Togo..

Children in peace-building and violence during political instability in a Kenyan informal settlement. (2022)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2022. Children in peace-building and violence during political instability in a Kenyan informal settlement. In Children, peace and security. Nairobi: Save the Children International; International Peace Support Training Centre [online], chapter 10, pages 170-187. Available from: https://www.ipstc.org/index.php/downloads-publications/publications?download=226:book-project

Despite increasing attention to a wide range of actors in conflict in the scholarly literature, the roles and experiences of children have been largely considered only in terms of their victimhood. Similarly, in global policy discourses, children and... Read More about Children in peace-building and violence during political instability in a Kenyan informal settlement..

Women's gendered experiences of political instability: Kibera during the 2017 Kenyan elections. (2022)
Journal Article
MUELLER-HIRTH, N., VERTIGANS, S. and GIBSON, N. 2023. Women's gendered experiences of political instability: Kibera during the 2017 Kenyan elections. Women's studies international forum [online], 96, article 102668. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2022.102668

This study examines how residents of Kibera, an multi-ethnic informal settlement and opposition stronghold in Nairobi, Kenya, understood and negotiated political instability in the run up to, and during, the contested elections of 2017. Much of the s... Read More about Women's gendered experiences of political instability: Kibera during the 2017 Kenyan elections..

An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo. (2022)
Journal Article
KANSONGUE, N., NJUGUNA, J. and VERTIGANS, S. 2022. An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo. International journal of sustainable energy [online], 41(8), pages 1037-1056. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14786451.2021.2023150

The Togolese government plans to achieve 100% electrification to all by 2030, to meet the Millennium goals. The Delphi method is used with the experts drawn from policymakers, academic institutions, financial institutions, non-governmental institutio... Read More about An assessment of renewable energy development in energy mix for Togo..

Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2021)
Journal Article
VERTIGANS, S., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and OKINDA, F. 2021. Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acta academica [online], 53(2): pandemic politics, pages 122-142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18820/24150479/aa53i2/7

Informal settlements have been identified as locations both where the spread of COVID-19 has generally been slower than within the Global North and measures to restrain the pandemic have further intensified local peoples’ marginality as income decrea... Read More about Resilience in a Kenyan informal settlement during the COVID-19 pandemic..

Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. (2021)
Journal Article
GIBSON, N., VERTIGANS, S. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2023. Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens. International social work [online], 66(2), pages 399-404. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/00208728211010215

Empowerment is an often used concept and the work of Paulo Freire has helped to define the application and outcomes of approaches. The researchers visited Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, during periods of political activity which had previously resulted in... Read More about Empowering Kibera during political change: a case study through a Freirean lens..

Rational and emotional tension balances in the organization of political hunger strikes. (2021)
Journal Article
CONNOLLY, J., DOLAN, P. and VERTIGANS, S. 2023. Rational and emotional tension balances in the organization of political hunger strikes. Sociological research online [online], 28(1), pages 3-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/13607804211003592

This paper is concerned with the relationship between the organization of political hunger strikes, rational calculations and actions and emotions. Drawing from the theoretical formulations of Norbert Elias, we examine how rational–emotional balances... Read More about Rational and emotional tension balances in the organization of political hunger strikes..

CSR, local content and taking control: do shifts in rhetoric echo shifts in power from the centre to the periphery? (2021)
Book Chapter
BUCKLER, S. 2021. CSR, local content and taking control: do shifts in rhetoric echo shifts in power from the centre to the periphery? In Vertigans, S. and Idowu, S.O. (eds.) Global challenges to CSR and sustainable development: root causes and evidence from case studies. Cham: Springer [online], pages 87-104. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62501-6_5

In the current climate of increasing rhetoric around protectionism, nationalism and border security versus free movement, transnational corporations are having to negotiate some particularly tricky issues. One of these is the increasing prevalence of... Read More about CSR, local content and taking control: do shifts in rhetoric echo shifts in power from the centre to the periphery?.

Elaborating a people-centered approach to understanding sustainable livelihoods under climate and environmental change: Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. (2020)
Journal Article
MABON, L., NGUYEN, S.T., PHAM, T.T., TRAN, T.T., LE, H.N., DOAN, T.T.H., HOANG, T.N.A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and VERTIGANS, S. 2021. Elaborating a people-centered approach to understanding sustainable livelihoods under climate and environmental change: Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Sustainability science [online], 16(1), pages 221-238. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00861-3

This paper explores the maintenance of livelihoods under climate, environmental, and economic development pressures, through the case of Thang Binh District in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Within widespread recognition of the need to link sustainable... Read More about Elaborating a people-centered approach to understanding sustainable livelihoods under climate and environmental change: Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam..

Resilience and social cohesion through the lens of residents in a Kenyan informal settlement. (2019)
Journal Article
VERTIGANS, S. and GIBSON, N. 2020. Resilience and social cohesion through the lens of residents in a Kenyan informal settlement. Community development journal [online], 55(4), pages 624-644. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsz012

Over recent years, resilient attitudes and behaviour are widely seen within the Global North to be potential solutions to community developmental challenges. Although greater international emphasis is being placed on ‘bottom up’ approaches, learning... Read More about Resilience and social cohesion through the lens of residents in a Kenyan informal settlement..

Sustainable energy for emerging nations development: a case study on Togo renewable energy. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
KANSONGUE, N., NJUGUNA, J. and VERTIGANS, S. 2018. Sustainable energy for emerging nations development: a case study on Togo renewable energy. In Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) and Industrial Applications Society (IAS) PowerAfrica 2018 conference, 26-29 June 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE [online], pages 137-141. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerAfrica.2018.8521054

This paper explores the need for an appropriate energy delivery, placing emphasis on the role of the indigenous people in developing their future needs. The case study is based on Togo renewable energy sustainability and employs qualitative and quant... Read More about Sustainable energy for emerging nations development: a case study on Togo renewable energy..

Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? (2018)
Thesis
GIBSON, N.F. 2018. Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Therapeutic photography is the term given to the use of photography to elicit positive outcomes for the user, yet these benefits appear to be underutilised within professional practice, particularly where a therapeutic relationship already exists whi... Read More about Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups?.

Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis. (2017)
Journal Article
VERTIGANS, S. 2017. Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis. Historical social research [online], 42(4), pages 169-188. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12759/hsr.42.2017.4.169-188

American enthusiasm for promoting democracy has waned since the longer term consequences of the 2003 invasion of Iraq became apparent. The neo-cons misplaced confidence in the superiority of their ideals appeared to blind them to lessons from history... Read More about Death by 'African' democracy: killing consequences of Western power prognosis..

Unintentional social consequences of disorganised marketing of corporate social responsibility: figurational insights into the oil and gas sector in Africa. (2017)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. 2017. Unintentional social consequences of disorganised marketing of corporate social responsibility: figurational insights into the oil and gas sector in Africa. In Connolly, J. and Dolan, P. (eds.) The social organisation of marketing: a figurational approach to people, organisations and markets. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan [online], chapter 4, pages 93-118. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51571-7_4

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a concept that is widely associated with large transnational corporations (TNCs) and increasingly small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The concept is contentious with wide ranging debates about i... Read More about Unintentional social consequences of disorganised marketing of corporate social responsibility: figurational insights into the oil and gas sector in Africa..

Business and social peace processes: how can insights from post-conflict studies help CSR to address peace and reconciliation? (2016)
Book Chapter
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2017. Business and social peace processes: how can insights from post-conflict studies help CSR to address peace and reconciliation? In Vertigans, S. and Idowu, S.O. (eds.) Corporate social responsibility: academic insights and impacts. Cham: Springer [online], Chapter 8, pages 137-153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-35083-7_8

Private sector activities have often been linked to the fuelling of conflict and violence. At the same time, there has been growing interest in the contributions that the business sector can potentially make to peace, both from within academia (for e... Read More about Business and social peace processes: how can insights from post-conflict studies help CSR to address peace and reconciliation?.

Corporate social responsibility and development in South Africa: socio-economic contexts and contemporary issues. (2015)
Book Chapter
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2016. Corporate social responsibility and development in South Africa: socio-economic contexts and contemporary issues. In Vertigans, S., Idowu, S.O. and Schmidpeter, R. (eds.) Corporate social responsibility in sub-Saharan Africa: sustainable development in its embryonic form. Cham: Springer [online], pages 51-68. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26668-8_3

This chapter will discuss historical contexts and contemporary issues in Corporate Social Responsibility in South Africa. Here, the private sector has been forced to adopt socially responsible policies that are more advanced than those in many of the... Read More about Corporate social responsibility and development in South Africa: socio-economic contexts and contemporary issues..

Home from home: UK civilising offensives in residential childcare. (2015)
Journal Article
VERTIGANS, S. 2015. Home from home: UK civilising offensives in residential childcare. Human figurations [online], 4(1), article number 4. Available from: https://doi.org/2027/spo.11217607.0004.104

Approaches to residential childcare within the United Kingdom incorporate processes that are ostensibly types of civilising offensives. The offensives are determined by political and media groups in an attempt to alter the behaviour of problematic se... Read More about Home from home: UK civilising offensives in residential childcare..

Paying the price for corporate social responsibility: social costs and dividends of oil and gas company approaches in Nigeria. (2012)
Journal Article
VERTIGANS, S. 2012. Paying the price for corporate social responsibility: social costs and dividends of oil and gas company approaches in Nigeria. Social responsibility review, 2012(1), pages 35-48.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has grown in prominence over recent years. And rising levels of interest have been accompanied by contests within academic and business circles over the purpose and suitability of businesses having social respons... Read More about Paying the price for corporate social responsibility: social costs and dividends of oil and gas company approaches in Nigeria..