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How are veterans perceived today? (2020)
Book Chapter
PHILLIPS, R. 2020. How are veterans perceived today? In My teeth don't chew on shrapnel: an anthology of poetry by military veterans. Oxford: Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre [online], chapter 4, pages 18-21. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24384/dnqr-wm30

There is always a considerable debate in the UK and the US about the health of military veterans. Data from representative opinion polls and surveys conducted in the last three decades highlight a persistent set of beliefs about military veterans, he... Read More about How are veterans perceived today?.

Interviewing as a commemorative practice. (2020)
Book Chapter
PHILLIPS, R. 2020. Interviewing as a commemorative practice. In Gilbert, C., McLoughlin, K. and Munro, N. (eds.) On commemoration: global reflections upon remembering war. Oxford: Peter Lang [online], part III: aural commemoration, pages 265-269. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3726/b14904

Rita Phillips, an academic psychologist, looks at past and future in the practice of interviewing war survivors, contrasting the traditional interview as a form of data-gathering with the virtual ‘conversations’ aimed at educating those too young to... Read More about Interviewing as a commemorative practice..

Frantz Fanon’s revolutionary contribution: an attitude of decoloniality as critical pedagogy for social work. (2020)
Book Chapter
HARMS SMITH, L. 2020. Frantz Fanon’s revolutionary contribution: an attitude of decoloniality as critical pedagogy for social work. In Morley, C., Ablett, P., Noble, C. and Cowden, S. (eds.) The Routledge handbook of critical pedagogies for social work. London: Routledge [online], pages 399-411. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351002042-33

There are many reasons why Frantz Fanon’s work is relevant today. Given ongoing Coloniality evident in global power asymmetries and neoliberal economic arrangements with grave levels of global (and within-state) inequality, Fanon’s characterisation o... Read More about Frantz Fanon’s revolutionary contribution: an attitude of decoloniality as critical pedagogy for social work..

Epistemic decoloniality as a pedagogical movement: a turn to anticolonial theorists such as Fanon, Biko and Freire. (2019)
Book Chapter
HARMS SMITH, L. 2019. Epistemic decoloniality as a pedagogical movement: a turn to anticolonial theorists such as Fanon, Biko and Freire. In Kleibl, T., Lutz, R., Noyoo, N., Bunk, B., Dittmann, A. and Seepamore, B. (eds.) The Routledge handbook of postcolonial social work. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 9, pages 113-126. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/9781138604070

The failure of decolonisation as a process to rid postcolonial contexts of the ongoing complexities and structural dynamics of coloniality has led to the emergence of a vibrant movement for epistemic decoloniality. In the South African context, the #... Read More about Epistemic decoloniality as a pedagogical movement: a turn to anticolonial theorists such as Fanon, Biko and Freire..

Walking the tightrope: the funding of South African NGOs and the governance of community development. (2019)
Book Chapter
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2019. Walking the tightrope: the funding of South African NGOs and the governance of community development. In McCrea, N. and Finnegan, F. (eds.) Funding, power and community development. Bristol: Policy Press [online], chapter 3, pages 39-53. https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/funding-power-and-community-development

This chapter examines the role of intermediary NGOs in community development in Post-Apartheid South Africa, specifically exploring how these organisations have been shaped by changing funding modalities. The South African non-profit sector is very l... Read More about Walking the tightrope: the funding of South African NGOs and the governance of community development..

Forgiveness and the practice of compromise in post-apartheid South Africa. (2018)
Book Chapter
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2018. Forgiveness and the practice of compromise in post-apartheid South Africa. In Brewer, J.D. (ed.) The sociology of compromise after conflict. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan [online], chapter 5, pages 103-128. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78744-2_5

Forgiveness has become a striven-for societal goal in post-conflict societies in the past decade or two. The rise of 'policies of forgiveness' can, for instance, be illustrated by the increasing popularity of truth commissions to deal with past human... Read More about Forgiveness and the practice of compromise in post-apartheid South Africa..

Looked after children. (2018)
Book Chapter
BOLGER, J. 2018. Looked after children. In Smith, M. and Cree, V. E. (eds.) Social work in a changing Scotland. Abingdon: Routledge [online], pages 121-130. Available from: https://www.routledge.com/Social-Work-in-a-Changing-Scotland/Cree-Smith/p/book/9781138295032

This chapter will begin by considering what it means to be a ‘looked after’ child or young person. Legislative and policy developments will be outlined from the wide ranging impact of the Kilbrandon Report (1964) to the Children and Young People (Sc... Read More about Looked after children..

Getting buy-in for climate change adaptation through urban planning: climate change communication as a multi-way process. (2017)
Book Chapter
MABON, L. and SHIH, W.-Y. 2018. Getting buy-in for climate change adaptation through urban planning: climate change communication as a multi-way process. In Leal Filho, W., Manolas, E., Azul, A.M., Azeiteiro, U.M. and McGhie, H. (eds.) Handbook of climate change communication, volume 1: theory of climate change communication. Climate change management. Cham: Springer, pages 61-75. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69838-0_4

This chapter evaluates the role of communication in building support for climate change adaptation through urban spatial planning. We take Durban in South Africa as our case study, a city with significant vulnerability to climate change which is wide... Read More about Getting buy-in for climate change adaptation through urban planning: climate change communication as a multi-way process..

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..

Hostage taking. (2017)
Book Chapter
ALEXANDER, D.A. 2017. Hostage taking. In Puri, B.K. and Treasaden, I.H. (eds.) Forensic psychiatry: fundamentals and clinical practice. Boca Raton: CRC Press [online], chapter 46, pages 339-344. Available from: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/hostage-taking-david-alexander/e/10.1201/9781315380797-54

A hostage incident is a crime which may have many motives. It can have long term and serious effects on the hostage. Steps can be taken to reduce the risk of being taken hostage, and there are ways to minimize the adverse effects of being a hostage.

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], 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?.

Practice learning: challenging neoliberalism in a turbulent world. (2016)
Book Chapter
HARMS SMITH, L. and FERGUSON, I. 2016. Practice learning: challenging neoliberalism in a turbulent world. In Taylor, I., Bogo, M., Lefevre, M. and Teater, B. (eds.) Routledge international handbook of social work education. Abingdon: Routledge [online], chapter 17, pages 197-208. Available from: http://www.routledge.com/9781138890237

The turmoil, struggle, deepening poverty and inequality in which the world finds itself requires a responsive social work practice, theory and education. However, the current era of neoliberalism, 'post-welfare capitalism' and external socio-politica... Read More about Practice learning: challenging neoliberalism in a turbulent world..

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..

Racial formations: South Africa. (2013)
Book Chapter
MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2013. Racial formations: South Africa. In Mason, P.L. (ed.) Encyclopedia of race and racism. Second edition. Andover: Cengage, volume 3.

South Africa became a democratic, non-racial state in 1994. The first democratic elections were preceded by fifty years of legislated racial domination. Apartheid (separateness in Afrikaans) involved racial segregation in every aspect of social and p... Read More about Racial formations: South Africa..

The 'ins' and 'outs' of terrorism: the roles of emotions throughout 'terrorists' careers. (2011)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. 2011. The 'ins' and 'outs' of terrorism: the roles of emotions throughout 'terrorists' careers. In Gallore, A.M. (ed.) Terrorism: motivation, threats and prevention. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], chapter 6, pages 199-134. Available from: http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=13869

Terrorism is a subject that arouses considerable emotions. These emotions are largely associated with public reactions to attacks and particular events. Analysis of terrorism and 'terrorists', in particular, also identifies the significance of emotio... Read More about The 'ins' and 'outs' of terrorism: the roles of emotions throughout 'terrorists' careers..

Islam and the construction of modern nationalism: the unintended consequences of state sponsored socialisation. (2011)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. 2011. Islam and the construction of modern nationalism: the unintended consequences of state sponsored socialisation. In Franco, G.H. and Cervantes, S.L. (eds.) Islam in the 21st century. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], pages 1-26. Available from: http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11164

Around the world approaches by Muslim governments to introduce secularisation and create national consciousness have relied heavily upon processes of state sponsored socialisation. Across the overwhelming majority of Muslim societies, secular structu... Read More about Islam and the construction of modern nationalism: the unintended consequences of state sponsored socialisation..

Commentary: re-establishing the Somali state: for the benefit of the nation or other nations? (2010)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. 2010. Commentary: re-establishing the Somali state: for the benefit of the nation or other nations? In Hoffmann, E.P. (ed.) Somalia: economic, political and social issues. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], chapter 13, pages 211-213. Available from: http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=11233

When examining the recent history of Somalia it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the post colonial approach and, in particular, the role of the nation-state has largely been a failure. The fundamentals associated with the state in the West,... Read More about Commentary: re-establishing the Somali state: for the benefit of the nation or other nations?.

Somalia's insecurity and the normalisation of violence. (2010)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. 2010. Somalia's insecurity and the normalisation of violence. In Hoffman, E.P. (ed.) Somalia: economic, political and social issues. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], chapter 2, pages 41-60. Available from: http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=15320

In this chapter, the transformation of violence in Somalia is explored alongside concomitant shifting levels of insecurity and social constraint. Key historical, regional, national and international factors behind Somalia's structural weaknesses are... Read More about Somalia's insecurity and the normalisation of violence..

Development of Northern Irish Catholic and Palestinian Muslim national identities and the role of common histories. (2009)
Book Chapter
VERTIGANS, S. 2009. Development of Northern Irish Catholic and Palestinian Muslim national identities and the role of common histories. In Elling, L.R. (ed.) Social development. New York: Nova Science Publishers [online], chapter 2, pages 51-86. Available from: http://www.novapublishers.org/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=14152

In this paper, comparative analysis of the processes behind the social development of Catholic and Muslim nationalist identities in Northern Ireland and the Palestinian territories respectively is undertaken. This is designed to try to enhance levels... Read More about Development of Northern Irish Catholic and Palestinian Muslim national identities and the role of common histories..