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Canadian Literature ; - (247):6-11, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1824090

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Bedore argues that by setting murder cases within the utopian village of Three Pines, these novels creatively direct our attention towards the potential of utopian literature to create social change. The article observes that while the topic of Hill's novel has permitted it to be taken up as part of conversations about humanitarianism, readers have been "discomforted" (3) when it comes to The Illegal's formal dimensions-namely, how it brings together the genres of political thriller, speculative fiction, and satire-despite the fact that these genres reach large numbers of readers and offer an opportunity for "public pedagogy" (Glanville 3). Emilia Nielsen, for instance, turns to the poetry of chronic illness in order to explore the condition of living with uncertainty (given that illness can always reoccur), but also "to explore feminist, queer, and crip experience in giving voice to the intensity of living with mind, body, and/or bodymind unpredictability" (51). By reading disability in political-relational terms, Neilson contests the falsely binaristic positioning of disability "in relation to notions of normalcy, able-bodiedness, and able-mindedness" (62) and demands that we note the relations that produce disability as a problem.

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It takes an ecosystem: Understanding the people, places, and possibilities of learning and development across settings ; : 67-86, 2022.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-1823809

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Few rallying cries have rung out louder and more effectively for social transformation than Black Lives Matter. The irrefutable power and popularity of "those three words" have catapulted the Black Lives Matter movement to the forefront of global-wide discussions and action for overturning racist social policies that keep Black life at the margins. Black Lives Matter movement projects emerged as community responses to extra-legal, unwarranted violence primarily against Black youth, which was captured typically on bystanders' cellphone videos and dispersed via social media outlets. Yet, what exactly is Black Lives Matter? How do the tragedies of COVID-19 and extrajudicial anti-Black violence-referenced as "dual pandemics"-shape the experiences of already marginalized youth? What lessons does Black Lives Matter offer for our work with youth in ways that are responsive to the Science of Learning and Development? And, how can those within the allied youth fields center mattering in programming to radically affirm the lives of racially and ethnically marginalized community members across the learning ecosystem? This chapter discusses these questions and poses insights based on what has started to glean during a school-based youth program called The Black Boy Mattering Project. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

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Movimento-Porto Alegre ; 28:22, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1820525

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Covid-19 has resulted in the implementation of social distancing measures and school closures worldwide. This study explores some of the impacts, such as pedagogies, teaching strategies, reflections, and barriers of the teacher as he suddenly moved to an online teaching environment and taught PE lessons with the use of technology (Google Sites). A self-study methodology with thematic analysis was used to investigate the lead author's experiences. Findings and discussions highlight how the teacher had to find new forms of teaching online, ways of making the students not be exclusively in front of the screen, and simultaneously be concordant with the social and dynamic characteristics of PE. Ultimately, the experiences and the process of reflection demonstrated the need to be coherent with teaching beliefs, assumptions, theoretical approaches and practices as a teacher. This article foregrounds and contributes to future ways of teaching PE online by understanding one teacher's praxis.

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Anti - Trafficking Review ; - (17):91-112, 2021.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1818763

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For university instructors who teach human trafficking as a comprehensive course, design decisions often begin with determining scope, disciplinary orientation, and learning goals. Further decisions involve pedagogical approaches and how to best support and sustain student learning. With civic engagement principles, universities can situate themselves within local anti-trafficking initiatives by offering courses to expand organisational capacities to end human trafficking. Using Human Trafficking 4160 at Metropolitan State University of Denver as an example, this paper provides key design questions to create a civically-engaged multidisciplinary course, partnered with agencies statewide, and equipped to support students primed for social justice and systems change. It offers suggestions for community partnerships to deliver content and co-create learning activities. It also provides pedagogical techniques to facilitate inclusive, trauma-informed learning spaces.

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Journal of International Women's Studies ; 23(3):76-90, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1812903

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As disagreements rage about the source of the Covid-19 virus, one universal consensus has been established. It is that humanitys surest guarantee to curbing and mitigating the deadly pandemic is the discovery and wide administration of a vaccine to prevent infection, serious illnesses, and hospitalizations etc. As different countries grapple to roll out the covid vaccine, the world is confronted by another virus that could prove to undermine efforts at curbing Covid-19. Vaccine misinformation is playing into the hands of anti-vaccine groups who are taking advantage of social media platforms that are easily accessible and devoid of editorial gatekeeping to propagate often unfounded rumors about vaccine efficacy and safety. As a result, today, vaccine hesitancy is undermining the efforts put in place to fight the virus. Despite this, today the UAE is among the top three countries in the world with the highest vaccinated population. This paper attempts to provide insight into the uptake of Covid vaccine among Emirati women. The paper assumes that the decision to take covid vaccine or not is, among others, a product of information and perception. Given the centrality of social media as a source of information to most people in the UAE, we inquire into its role in shaping perceptions and attitudes on the covid vaccine among Emirati women. Our findings reveal that over 84% of respondents are vaccinated and factors that account for such vaccine uptake among Emirati women are both general and specific and center around communication and government policy. The paper concludes that contrary to established stereotypical images of Middle Eastern, Arab, Muslim women as passive and laid back, the attitude of Emirati women towards the vaccine brings to fore the role of women in social change thereby challenging established stereotypes.

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Sustainability ; 14(8):4481, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1810134

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The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015 have created renewed interest in sustainability in education. Geography education is a discipline that studies most of the issues related to the SDGs and has a significant role to play in the Anthropocene. Current debates on curricular sustainability and geography education suggest that geography educators are integrating sustainability in different ways but not all approaches have the same transformative impact. The aim of this study is to provide a theoretical model that determines different levels of transformation that could be helpful for advancing in curricular sustainability in geography education. The proposed model is called The Transformative Sustainable Curricula (TSC) model. Its development has relied on two processes that have involved, at the same time, two different methodologies: the creation of the model through documentary analysis, and its validation from interviews with experts in education for sustainability and geography education. The model is structured in three levels or stages: adaptation, reform and transformation. Each level has been characterized according to the following elements: the perspectives of sustainable development;the type of sustainable education;transformative learning;ecology of knowledge;institutional integration;context, change and community. The proposal makes teachers aware of where their teaching practice is located and how to move forward. It is also useful to determine what elements constitute a prop for sustainability and how these can guide educators and scholars in scaling vertically and horizontally their contribution towards a geographic education that is more sustainable and transformative, should they wish to do so.

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Children ; 9(4):551, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1809743

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Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is a rare overgrowth disease and is not usually associated with intellectual delay. Living with a chronic illness condition such as BWS, however, might affect emotional-behavioral functioning and psychosocial development. To investigate this issue, parents of 30 children with BWS between 1.5 and 6 years old compiled standardized questionnaires assessing the presence of emotional-behavioral and developmental problems. The group mean scores in each scale of behavioral problems fell within the average range. Nevertheless, 23% of the sample presented scores beyond the risk threshold for social withdrawal. As regards psychomotor development, a lower mean score was reliable in the social domain compared to other developmental scales, and in the gross-motor compared to fine-motor functions. Moreover, scores in the at-risk band were reliable in almost half of the children for social development. Notably, older age was overall associated with higher emotional-behavioral and developmental difficulties, while no other socio-demographic or clinical variables accounted for the scores obtained in the questionnaires. These findings ask for a wider consideration by health and educational professionals of the psychosocial functioning of children with BWS, so as to early detect at-risk conditions and eventually promote adequate interventions.

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Social Change ; 51(1):134-137, 2021.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1807818

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This first issue of 2021 of Social Change was to carry the name of Vinay Kumar Srivastava as the solo Editor, but that was not to be. The news of Vinay’s passing on 23 December 2020 came as a great shock;we were getting news that he had recovered from COVID-19 for which he had been admitted to hospital in early December and was being treated for pneumonia and fluctuating oxygen levels. But suddenly his condition became critical and he suffered a cardiac arrest which proved to be fatal. Till almost the very end, he was writing in his diary frequently from his hospital bed, pen and notebook close at hand.

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Italian Sociological Review ; 12(6S):0_1,231-247, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1791688

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The emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Italian government to run the risk of strengthening a welfare regime which is still too widespread and that delegates to families the answers to social needs, taking for granted their willingness to act. Through data from the first and second waves of a longitudinal research project entitled 'The family at the time of COVID-19' (W1, N=2,985: W2, N=2,191), it has been possible to highlight a certain disagreement on the capacity of the government to support families effectively during the most critical period of the pandemic in Italy (March-April 2020) and when the pandemic was less rampant (July 2020), despite entrusting these families with several crucial tasks and functions. Data from both waves also show that feeling supported by the government as a family is closely related to an optimistic vision of the future and the belief in the possibility that families can contribute to social change. These results suggest that participants are geared to a subsidiary welfare regime, in which families, with support from the government, play a crucial role as agents of social change.

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Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniia ; - (3):135, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1791328

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The article supports the hypothesis that the COVID‑19 pandemic accelerated and legitimized societal change associated with the decline of representative democracy, mass employment and economic growth. The ideological coordinates of the society of mass labor are becoming obsolete as a relevant model of description. As a result, a decrease in the military, economic and civil-political significance of the majority is observed. The request of precariat groups to restore their usefulness in alternative criteria is expanding, which will eventually bring about a new political and economic normality. Civil protest intensified by the pandemic and the radical practices of minorities are part of the process of a critical revision of the consolidating values in the labor society and transition to a new normality. The conclusion is argued that the growth of "unnecessary people" actualizes demand for non-economic communitarian values and resources provided mainly by the state. The revision of the usual market and labor hierarchies of society is empirically confirmed by the value gap between generations. First, the pessimism in rising generation regarding the prospects of improving standard of living compared to previous generations. Second, the life strategies of generation Z prefer adaptive practices associated with rent-oriented behavior and loyalty to the generation of parents. Third, late modern society is characterized by a decline of political subjectivity. All this limits potential scope of future transformations, mainly related to basic unconditional income and selective expansion of rental access.Alternate :Ð’ статье обосновывается гипотеза, что пандемия COVID-19 ускорила и легитимировала социальные изменения, связанные с упадком представительной демократии, массовой занятости и экономического роста. Идеологические координаты общества массового труда устаревают в качестве релевантной модели описания. Ð’ результате фиксируется снижение военной, экономической и гражданско-политической значимости большинства. Расширяется запрос прекариатных групп на восстановление своей полезности в альтернативных критериях, которые со временем зафиксируют новую политическую и экономическую нормальность. Усиленные пандемией гражданские протесты и радикальные практики меньшинств являются частью процесса критического пересмотра консолидирующих ценностей общества труда и перехода к новой нормальности. Аргументируется вывод, что рост «лишних людей» актуализирует запрос на внеэкономические коммунитарные ценности и ресурсы, обеспечиваемые преимущественно государством. Пересмотр привычных рыночно-трудовых иерархий общества эмпирически подтверждается ценностным разрывом поколений. Во-первых, пессимизмом молодежи в отношении перспектив повысить жизненный уровень относительно предшествующих поколений. Во-вторых, жизненными стратегиями молодого поколения, предпочитающего адаптивные практики, связанные с Ñ€ÐµÐ½Ñ‚Ð¾Ð¾Ñ€Ð¸ÐµÐ½Ñ‚Ð¸Ñ€Ð¾Ð²Ð°Ð½Ð½Ñ Ð¼ поведением и лояльностью к поколению родителей. Ð’-третьих, позднемодерное общество характеризуется упадком политической субъектности. Все это ограничивает потенциальные масштабы будущих преобразований, преимущественно связанных с базовым безусловным доходом и избирательным расширением рентного доступа.

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Time & Society ; 31(1):110-131, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1789070

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Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has majorly disrupted many aspects of people’s lives, provoking psychosocial distress among students. People’s positive and negative attitudes towards the past, present and future were a dispositional pre–COVID-19 reality. Faced with a pandemic, people have reported disruptions in the speed of passing time. People can shift their attention more towards the past, present or future when major changes in society occur. These aspects of psychological time would be key to understanding the quality of psychosocial adjustment to the pandemic. We hypothesized that dispositional time attitudes impact psychosocial distress because they would trigger situational changes in our time perception and temporal focus. Methods One hundred and forty-four university students in Uruguay responded to self-report questionnaires online while in-person classes were cancelled. Students reported on shifts in temporal focus, changes in time awareness and dispositional time attitudes. Reactive psychological, social and learning environment distress were reported. Results Students reported substantial changes in time perception and temporal focus. A correlation matrix showed significant relationships between time attitudes, focus and awareness. For example, psychological distress was correlated with negative time attitudes, slower passage of time, boredom, blurred sense of time and shifting focus to the past. Mediation models were derived. The indirect effect of time attitudes on psychological distress was significant through past focus. Discussion Dispositional time attitudes would impact students’ capacity to cope with the pandemic. Situational shifts in temporal focus and perception were prevalent and can be viewed as temporal coping mechanisms in the wake of powerful societal change. Our mediation models showed that those with negative time attitudes experienced more psychological distress because they shifted their attention to the past. Future directions for research and practical implications are discussed.

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Working with Older People ; 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1788609

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify lessons and implications on the theme of decent work in social care. This has long been highlighted as integral to improving social care for the elderly. The COVID-19 pandemic experience reveals lessons and implications about the systemic absence of decent work in one place, Scotland, in care homes. The main lesson and implication is a need for change beyond the focus on levels of pay and systemic advocacy of decent work as it is conventionally understood. Design/methodology/approach: Data was collected using qualitative, semi-structured interviews with 20 care workers in care homes.[AQ4] A range of care system institutional stakeholders was also interviewed. A range of care system institutional stakeholders was also interviewed. Findings: Decent work in social care may only be progressed to the extent that a culture change is achieved, transcending the institutional stasis about who owns and engages with progressing decent work. Research limitations/implications: This is a study in one place, Scotland, with a small sample of frontline care workers in care homes and representatives from a range of institutions. Practical implications: Effective culture change for decent work in care homes needs to be a higher research priority. More explicit culture policies can be a mechanism by which overall decent work and system change may be catalysed and sustainably secured together. Explicit culture change is here set out with respect to operational, institutional and national domains. Social implications: There needs to be social policy and political support for situating decent work to be part of a broader culture change around care work with the elderly. A culture-oriented change plan as well as new resourcing and structures can together ensure that the nadir of the pandemic experience was a historical turning point towards transformation rather than being just another low point in a recurring cycle. Originality/value: The situating of systemic decent work progress within a broader culture change, and modelling that culture change, are original contributions. © 2022, Emerald Publishing Limited.

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Revista Cubana de Informacion en Ciencias de la Salud ; 32(3), 2021.
Article in Spanish | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1787124

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The research aimed to determine the impact of social isolation by COVID-19 on the media consumption habits among the Peruvian population. It was a simple descriptive study that included a sample of 3618 people between the ages of 18 and 69, residing in Peru. A Likert questionnaire of 36 items measuring 6 dimensions was applied online;the content validity of the instrument was evaluated by 20 experts, and the construct validity and reliability were evaluated in a pilot sample of 200 subjects. The results showed a positive impact of social isolation on media consumption habits (54,4 %), which was higher in the frequency of online media consumption (62.2 %), the usefulness of the media (59.1 %), the need for information about COVID-19 (47.7 %), the interactivity through the media (43.7 %), and the media preference (41.9%);whereas the null impact was predominant in the frequency of offline media consumption (46 %) and in the attitude towards the treatment of information about COVID-19 (48.4 %). It was concluded that the impact of social isolation by COVID-19 on media consumption habits among the studied population was positive, with greater incidence in online media. © 2021, Centro Nacional de Informacion de Ciencias Medicas. All rights reserved.

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Sustainability ; 14(7):4091, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1785937

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Economic diversification is vital in achieving sustainable economic development. This diversification is chiefly important for countries relying on natural resources for their economy, such as Qatar. Private enterprises, mainly through small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), have been recognized as crucial and effective means for healthy economic diversification, stimulating economic development, and ensuring equal sharing and distribution of wealth. Recognizing the vulnerabilities within the current economic model has motivated Qatar to relentlessly diversify away from its heavy reliance on natural gas exports. Such diversified and sustainable development cannot be achieved without the contribution of women, who make up a significant percentage of the educated and talented population in this country. However, despite the conspicuous support the state has been providing them with in an aim to promote for their active economic participation as part of Qatar National Vision 2030, women’s full potential to contribute both socially and economically is either hindered or not fully acknowledged due to several socio-economic factors. There is a dearth of studies reporting on the perceived status, challenges, and access to needed resources by women entrepreneurs in Qatar. To address such scarcity, this study builds, in a first step, on a systematic literature review (SLR) to unlock themes related to women and entrepreneurship by analyzing 23 peer-reviewed articles concentrating on the cases of Qatar and the MENA region. Subsequently, a qualitative approach is followed to investigate and examine current successes and obstacles by interviewing 25 actual and aspiring women entrepreneurs in Qatar as well as 5 incubators and government representatives. In a final stage, and based on a design thinking approach and applying the gender-aware framework (known as the 5Ms framework), the paper proposes a preliminary conceptual framework to address the pertaining barriers and pave the way for more progressive policies to cater to the needs of women entrepreneurs and to further promote for sustainable development.

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Global Health Promotion ; 29(1):105-107, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1785116

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(Global Health Promotion, 2021;29(1): 110–118) Effects of a program for the development of psychosocial skills in a school environment: the Affective and Social Development Program (PRODAS): review of the literature Aurélie Tardy, Brimbelle Roth, Alexandre Daguzan, Roland Sambuc, and Marie-Claude Lagouanelle-Simeoni Intervention: The Affective and Social Development Program (Programme de Développement Affectif et Social) (PRODAS) is a program for the development of psychosocial skills for children and adolescents, implemented in schools since 2005 by a French association (Family Planning). (Global Health Promotion, 2021;29(1): 130–138) Effects of actions to prevent and control SARS-CoV-2: the importance of building bridges between public health and interventions to call attention to gender-based violence Claudia Gómez López The World Health Organization (WHO) endorses quarantine as one of the most effective mechanisms for controlling SARS-CoV-2. The implementation of programs for training, addiction prevention, and health promotion in universities has a double impact: on the individual and, through its mediating role, on the university community in general.

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The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy ; 42(3/4):222-231, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1774508

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Purpose>Society has changed forever as a result of coronavirus (covid-19) with the new normal referring to lifestyle changes including social distancing and working from home. The purpose of this article is to understand how covid-19 has resulted in increased levels of social value co-creation aimed at producing innovative benefits to society.Design/methodology/approach>A commentary is provided on crisis management from a social entrepreneurship perspective with the goal of understanding the social benefits of collective action resulting from the covid-19 pandemic. This approach offers a novel way to understand the social policy implications derived from the covid-19 crisis.Findings>The article highlights how there has been an increased emphasis on social policy focussing on finding entrepreneurial ways to handle the covid-19 crisis that incorporates some degree of value co-creation. Examples from seed plant initiatives and reducing homelessness in times of crisis are discussed as a way to explain social value co-creation. Moreover, the different ways countries have responded to the covid-19 crisis are stated as a way to understand contextual differences in global society.Originality/value>This article is amongst the first to focus on the link between covid-19 and social entrepreneurship from a value co-creation perspective thereby enabling a new way of thinking about the crisis from a social policy perspective. This will provide a theoretical basis from which to understand social policy differences regarding the covid-19 crisis.

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Asian Education and Development Studies ; 11(1):1-6, 2021.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1774464

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Because of its geographical location and economic significance for the whole country, the central government initiated the GBA Development Strategy (Chen, 2018). The framework agreement on deepening Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Cooperation in the development of the GBA was promulgated in 2017 (NDRC, July 2017), and in 2019, the CCP Central Committee and State Council announced the outline of the GBA Development Plan to the year 2035 (State Council, 2019). China's nationwide regional development strategy framework centers on the aim of building a more innovation economy that will support a structural rebalancing from a labor intensive, low investment, export-oriented economy to a high-tech manufacturing and service-based economy that relies more on domestic consumption. “Higher education institution in GBA can become world leaders in addressing problems like COVID-19, future pandemics, climate change, global poverty, equity and social justice, and sustainable development in innovative ways.

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Sustainability ; 13(18):10245, 2021.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1765922

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At present, there is a consensus that the digital economy provides a new impetus for sustainable economic development. Based on domestic and foreign literature reviews, this paper focuses on representative industry sectors;we present China’s 2011–2018 digital economy development index, for 173 cities, from a three-level perspective—internet development, digital literacy, and industrial efficiency improvement. Various models, such as the instrumental variable method, the double difference method, the intermediary effect model, and the spatial econometric model were used to quantitatively analyze the impact of digital economic development on urban economic growth in China. The study finds that: (1) digital economic development in China has a positive effect on urban economic growth, and a heterogeneity of effects exists between different cities. (2) Urban employment is the “effect mechanism” of digital economic growth on urban economic growth. (3) The direct effect of digital economic development on urban economic growth in China is positive, the spillover effect is positive, the direct effect is greater than the spillover effect, and the total effect is positive. The research results enrich the measurement methods used in urban digital economic development in China, providing new perspectives for studying the influence mechanisms of digital economic development on urban economic growth.

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Sustainability ; 14(6):3604, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1765907

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In response to the current social–political landscape, consumers’ expectations are changing. There is an increased need for companies to communicate about social issues such as climate change. This study is among the first to examine the differentiated and mediated effects of three messaging strategies: corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate social advocacy (CSA), and corporate political activism (CPA), in the context of corporations communicating about climate change, which currently lacks scholarly attention. An online-survey experiment (N = 1048) compared the messaging strategies’ effects on three consumer responses: perceived credibility, perceived reputation, and positive word-of-mouth intention. Results from a structural equation model indicate that the type of corporate climate change communication (CCCC) has a differential effect on consumer responses. The differences are magnified by the mediation of consumers’ attribution of corporate climate motives in the relationship between the climate change message and consumer responses. This study advances scholarship on CSR, CSA, and CPA, and provides theoretical and practical implications for how a corporation communicates about climate change using different communication and engagement strategies.

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Sustainability ; 14(6):3589, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1765903

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Development has been associated with positive economic expectations, income increases, and improved habitation opportunities [4]. [...]spontaneous spatial development and statutory planning follow social aspirations that may even be hazardous to develop privileged but sensitive and/or hazardous environments (e.g., coastal zones, riverbanks, peri-urban forest land, etc.). [...]activation of both the public and private sector for vulnerability management and resilience-building necessitates sufficient knowledge on the part of the respective actors: what are the major local hazards? The authors criticized the obsession of the Greek state with the fire-suppression component/stage of the forest fire risk management cycle by referring to the metaphor “the fire-fighting trap” as a quick fix (rather than a long-term management strategy), inducing negative, unintended consequences. [...]the authors emphasized that the risk-communication strategies should be tailored to the at-risk communities’ skills, habits, norms, beliefs, and risk culture.

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