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on the limits of the state, Mitchell (1991) argues that what we think of as “the state” only gains meaning in relation to what is defined and understood as “(civil) society”. He thus calls on scholars to reflect on the processes of boundary-making between what appear to be two distinct en- tities: “Rather than searching for a definition that will fix the boundary, we need to examine the detailed political processes through which the uncertain yet powerful distinction between state and civil society is produced” (ibid.: 78). In this section, I investigate how the


Things into Play | 92 Sensemaking and Narrative | 103 Narrative and Cognitive Science | 112 Localizing and Globalizing | 136 Conclusion | 144 4. The New Media Revolution and the Network Society | 147 What are New Media? | 150 The Socio-Technical Ensemble | 159 Network Norms | 165 Conclusion | 172 5. Organizing Networks in the Digital Age | 173 Organizing Networks in Business | 174 Organizing Networks in Education | 195 Organizing Networks in Healthcare | 214 Organizing Networks in Civil Society | 223 Conclusion | 233 6. Conclusion | 243 Literature | 251

project: Japanese civil society. Prior to that, after graduating from college, I had been a journalist for five years in Japan. I covered many issues as a relatively new staff reporter at a major Japanese wire service, but the most impressive matter I covered was the emerg- ing power of the civil society sector. The Hanshin Awaji earthquake, which hit western Japan on January 17, 1995, generated a huge wave of disaster-relief volunteers. Statistics showed that 1.3 million volunteers visited the disaster site Akihiro Ogawa128 to aid victims (Economic Planning Agency


.1. Governmental Interventions in the Conduct of Volunteering with Refugees ..... 85 3.2. (Re)Ordering Responsibilities in the Reception of Asylum Seekers ............. 88 3.2.1. The Birth of ‘Civil Society’ as a Responsible Actor ...................... 89 3.2.2. “Civil Society is the Music between the Notes”: The Impetus for Meaningful Cooperation ............................................ 92 3.2.3. Negotiating the Boundary between ‘State’ and ‘Civil Society’ ............ 96 3.3. (Re)Shaping the Self-Conduct of Committed Citizens ......................... 100 3


Inhalt Vorwort Anne Eilert, Marlene Rudloff, Werner Schiffauer | 7 Die civil society als feine Kunst betrachtet Werner Schiffauer | 9 Vernetzung und Solidarität gegen die Ohnmacht Krisenmomente in der haupt- und ehrenamtlichen Arbeit mit Geflüchteten und deren Ursachen Sophie Reimers | 33 Ankommen statt Durchreise Geflüchtete im ländlichen Raum Vinzenz Hokema | 61 Wohnerfahrungen von Geflüchteten in Berliner Notunterkünften im Vergleich Alina Juckel | 99 Bedingungen für erfolgreiche psychosoziale Beratung von Geflüchteten in Deutschland und Schweden: Ein

returnee counselling, even if the heart says otherwise” (ibid.). She thus made it clear that volunteers had to put their personal attachment to rejected asylum seekers aside, to accept the governmental decision, and to counsel returnees on practical matters. With this emphasis on returnee counselling, she left no space for disagreement and protest and, instead, asserted that ‘civil society’ had to uncritically accept and support governmental decisions to deport asylum seekers. Vandevoordt (2016) identifies a similar tendency in Belgium. He argues that, through the

. Volun- teers continuously contested their ascribed roles and responsibilities, voiced dissent towards governmental actors and demanded space for disagreement. These dissenting potentials of ‘civil society’, in turn, triggered depoliticizing reactions among governmental actors, something I will illustrate in more de- tail in the following section. 3.4. Depoliticizing “Uncomfortable” Practices of Refugee Support Governmental representatives often emphasized that a smooth cooperation and meaningful division of responsibilities between ‘state’ and ‘civil society’ formed a

tackling the important questions : How do we encounter those who are confused ? What can we do ? How can politics, care providers and civil society meet the chal- lenge of dementia ? The Robert Bosch Foundation started talking about dementia more than 10 years ago, when it was only “ discussed ” by experts, and considered a niche topic even in those circles. The foundation laid a foundation, brought aca- demic research and practice together, and started a two-year networking in- itiative Gemeinsam für ein besseres Leben mit Demenz ( ‘ Working together for a better


Settlement Anne-Kristin Borszik | 98 A Lesson from China 07. Shanghai Gone. Domicide and Defiance in A Chinese Megacity Qin Shao | 118 Lessons Learnt from Latin America 08. Local Civil Society and the Central American Puzzle of Violence Heidrun Zinecker | 128 09. Meanings and Practices of Non-Violence Luz Amparo Sánchez Medina | 150 10. Integrated Settlement Upgrading Approach to Violence Prevention in San Salvador Joanna Kotowski, SUM Consult | 164 11. State and Community Responses to Drug-Related Violence in Mexico Veronica Martinez-Solares | 182 Youth and Gang

autonomous anarchists, left ists, musicians, theatre people, femi- nists, dreamers, students, desperadoes and radicals set out to modernize a part of the no longer supportable Austrian stone age of the media: pirate radio stations, free broadcasts, civil society using the media. So the activists of the 90’s underground can be considered the hackers of their time, and the encrusted powerful media and opinion leaders were the erroneous system. Th e above described triangle (hacker-system-error) was fi lled with life. And the error in the established system was endange