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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..

The use of religious metaphors by UK newspapers to describe and denigrate climate change. (2010)
Journal Article
WOODS, R., FERNÁNDEZ, A. and COEN, S. 2012. The use of religious metaphors by UK newspapers to describe and denigrate climate change. Public understanding of science [online], 21(3), pages 323-339. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662510385061

British newspapers have denigrated anthropogenic climate change by misrepresenting scientific consensus and/or framing climate change within unsympathetic discourses. One aspect of the latter that has not been studied is the use of metaphor to dispar... Read More about The use of religious metaphors by UK newspapers to describe and denigrate climate change..

Alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy: its nature, occurrence and consequences. (2010)
Thesis
DUNCAN, E.M. 2010. Alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy: its nature, occurrence and consequences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This PhD project investigated the nature, occurrence , and consequences of alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy. The main objective bieng to identify those at risk of continued alcohol and nicotine use, to determine the current practice of midwi... Read More about Alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy: its nature, occurrence and consequences..

A critique of the concept of accuracy in social information processing models of children’s peer relations. (2010)
Journal Article
WOODS, R. 2010. A critique of the concept of accuracy in social information processing models of children’s peer relations. Theory and psychology [online], 20(1), pages 5-27. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354309350243

According to Kenneth Dodge’s social information processing model, children who behave aggressively do so because they interpret others’ behaviour, and evaluate aggressive acts, inaccurately. The concept of accuracy is inappropriate here because membe... Read More about A critique of the concept of accuracy in social information processing models of children’s peer relations..