Archive for November, 2011

  1. The recent Occupy Wall Street movement, has now spread globally to 951 cities in 82 countries. How far is there a “community” element to this movement?
  2. Does such a movement, as former President Bill Clinton says, “need to be for something rather than just against something”?
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Read our latest discussion paper

Posted: November 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

 The changing nature of ‘connectivity’ within and between communities

 Natasha Macnab, Gary Thomas and Ian Grosvenor

Posted: November 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

Welcome


The changing nature of ‘connectivity’ within and between communities

Aims and objectives

Our aims are to:

  • Understand the kinds of connections that may occur in communities, how these are changing and how these changes are happening in social and historical contexts
  • Inform and stimulate discussion about connectedness in communities in a way that will be of value to researchers doing work for the Programme.
  • Discover evidence about how connections within communities are changing and how this is impacting on quality of life.
  • Examine evidence about community-based interventions and the role of connectivity within these.
  • Begin to provide an articulation between research expertise and communities themselves.