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Social learning from public engagement: dreaming the impossible?
Learning that transcends participation processes is critical if public engagement is to translate into a legacy of enhanced environmental citizenship. However, a lack of empirical evidence has
The importance of context for effective public engagement: learning from the governance of waste
This paper takes a new look at the importance of context – institutional and political – in effective public engagement processes. It does so through a rare comparative opportunity to examine the
Beyond feedback: introducing the ‘engagement gap’ in organizational energy management
ABSTRACT This paper discusses socio-technical relationships between people, organizations and energy in workplaces. Inspired by Sherry Arnstein’s ladder of citizen participation, it explores widening
ICT as an enabler for sustainable development: reflections on opportunities and barriers
  • R. Bull
  • Business
    J. Inf. Commun. Ethics Soc.
  • 23 February 2015
This paper responds and builds on Patrignani and Whitehouse’s overview of Slow Tech by providing examples of how ICT can be used to reduce energy by controlling systems more efficiently, facilitating behavioural changes and reducing energy consumption.
Carbon Management Planning in UK Universities: A Journey to Low Carbon Built Environment
Climate change and increasing carbon emissions are the biggest challenges for the modern world. Organisations are facing increasing pressure from governments and stakeholders to reduce carbon
Social Media, Participation, and Citizenship: New Strategic Directions
Social media is a worldwide phenomenon with applications like Facebook and Twitter credited with everything from Obama’s 2008 election victory to the Arab Spring. But alongside claims of a social
Semantic mapping of discourse and activity, using Habermas’s theory of communicative action to analyze process
This work draws benefit from how social and political theorist, Jürgen Habermas, uses what was termed “communicative action” to map the discourse semantically, using the correspondence analysis platform for such latent semantic analysis.
Critical success factors for embedding carbon management in organizations: lessons from the UK higher education sector
ABSTRACT Organizations are under increasing pressure from governments and stakeholders to reduce carbon emissions from their business operations for climate change mitigation. Universities are not