Category Archives: Community

The Research Bazaar

The Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is your one-stop shop for digital research tools, skills, and a community of support! In late 2013, David F. Flanders recognised a problem: with over 500 research tools and apps available to researchers across a plethora … Continue reading


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Writer’s Workshop

The Writers Workshop format is a particularly effective method to review, evaluate, and improve pattern descriptions. The general structure of a writers workshop has a group of  “discussants”  read the paper carefully before the session. During the workshop the discussants … Continue reading

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Ants Are Talking To Us – Binding in community, self-organizing and survival

Read Scientists at Georgia Tech recently reported this fascinating example of altruistic behavior in the animal kingdom as a survival mechanism. They reported that the dreaded Amazonian fire ant when swept up by the seasonal floodwaters came together by the … Continue reading

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Wikipedia – community or social movement?

In recent years a new realm for study of political and sociological phenomena has appeared, the Internet, contributing to major changes in our societies during its relatively brief existence. Within cyberspace, organizations whose existence is increasingly tied to this virtual … Continue reading

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Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks – a conceptual framework

Read This publication is about value creation in communities and networks. It is a foundation paper presenting a framework for promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks and aims to be sufficiently rigorous for researchers, useful for practitioners … Continue reading

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Social poetics as a relational practice – Creating resourceful communities

Read Our overall interest here, is in those kinds of things that people can only do together that they cannot possibly do apart, in isolation from each other. Our interests resonate with the themes and topics expressed in the epigraph … Continue reading

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Change at hand: Web 2.0 for Development

This special issue has been co-published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA).  There are dozens of emerging interactive web services and applications, sometimes referred to as … Continue reading

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Building Community Resilience to Disasters

Read Community resilience, or  the sustained ability of a community to withstand and recover from adversity (e.g., economic stress, inluenza pandemic, man-made or natural disasters) has become a key policy issue, which is being embraced at federal, state, and local … Continue reading

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