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  RIMCIS : International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences
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   ISSN (Print) 2014-3680
   Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [13 journals]
  • Full Issue

    • Authors: Olga Serradell-Pumareda
      Pages: 1 - 120
      PubDate: 2015-03-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • La Configuración Espacial de la Ciudad como Factor de Definición
           de la Realidad Socio-demográfica. Análisis Electoral de un
           Entorno Urbano

    • Authors: Manuel Jacinto Roblizo-Colmenero
      Pages: 1 - 22
      Abstract: El artículo lleva a cabo un análisis interdisciplinar del comportamiento electoral de un entorno urbano específico, como fundamento para observar como la configuración espacial urbana aparece recogida en la estructura sociodemográfica del cuerpo electoral. Recogiendo categorías analíticas procedentes de la geografía urbana y la sociología, y partiendo de la realidad social de las distintas zonas urbanas de una ciudad, se aporta un estudio de caso que muestra el vínculo existente entre determinados rasgos sociodemográficos especialmente relevantes y la actitud ante las urnas de los ciudadanos definidos por ellos. Observamos, por lo tanto, el calado sociopolítico de la configuración espacial urbana, a la vez que percibimos una vertiente interpretativa del comportamiento electoral en base a conceptualizaciones sociológicas esenciales que recogen tanto a aquellos elementos estructurales que ponen el énfasis en el condicionamiento social del individuo como a aquellos otros que, basados en modelos de elección y elección racional, priman al individuo sobre la estructura.
      PubDate: 2015-03-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • Trans-disciplinary Research: An Academic-Practitioner Partnership Effort
           on Investigating the Relationship between the Cooperative Model and
           Sustainability

    • Authors: Robert Newell, Ann Dale, Yuill Herbert, Fiona Duguid, Rebecca Foon, Peter Hough
      Pages: 23 - 53
      Abstract: This article details novel research methodology developed through a researcher-practitioner partnership and employed in a three-phase research effort that explored relationships between the co-operative model and sustainable development. Firstly, a basic understanding of the characteristics of the co-operative model was established using the co-operative principles as a framework, and their complementarity to sustainable development was examined by comparing them with sustainability theory, principles and best practices (defined through seminal journal articles on the topic). Secondly, relationships between sustainability theory and the ideas and operations of currently functioning co-operatives were investigated, namely, whether co-operatives had integrated sustainability into their organizations.  Thirdly, an integrated analysis that examined the relationship between co-operatives, the co-operative principles and sustainability concepts was conducted, and output from this work was used to build a visualization (referred to as the ‘Co-operative Star’), specifically designed to communicate a synthesis of research findings to diverse audiences.  This study specifically focused on co-operatives and sustainability; however, the analytical techniques developed and employed have applications for other research involving comparisons between concepts and large bodies of literature, and it is particularly useful for comparing theoretical works (such as academic literature) with texts that discuss operations and practices (such as website and reports).
      PubDate: 2015-03-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • Transversality in Diversity: Experiencing Networks of Confusion and
           Convergence in the World Social Forum

    • Authors: S A Hamed Hosseini
      Pages: 54 - 87
      Abstract: Drawing on the World Social Forum as an exemplary case study, this article shows how an emerging mode of cosmopolitanist vision (‘transversalism’) can be explained in terms of activists’ experiences of both complexity and contradiction in their networks. The paper questions the idea that the transnationalization of networks of solidarity and interconnection can uncomplicatedly encourage the growth of cosmopolitanism among global justice activists. Activists’ experiences of dissonances between their ideals, the complexity of power relations and the structural uncertainties in their global justice networks can provide them with a base for self-reflexive ideation and deliberation, and thereby encourage agendas for accommodating differences. Underpinning the accommodating measures which arise for dealing with such a cognitive-practical dissonance is a new mode of cosmopolitanism, coined here as ‘transversalism’. The article proposes a new conceptual framework and an analytical model to investigate the complexity of this process more inclusively and systematically.
      PubDate: 2015-03-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • De la Escuela Gueto a una Comunidad de Aprendizaje: Un Estudio de Caso
           sobre la Superación de la Pobreza a Través de una Educación
           de Éxito

    • Authors: Sandra Girbés-Peco, Fernando Macías-Aranda, Pilar Álvarez-Cifuentes
      Pages: 88 - 116
      Abstract: El incremento de la pobreza en muchos y barrios europeos en los últimos años ha conducido a que las agendas políticas y las investigaciones internacionales concentren sus esfuerzos en identificar actuaciones efectivas que conduzcan a detener el avance de esta grave problemática. En este contexto, el presente artículo presenta algunas de las contribuciones del proyecto del Plan Nacional I+D “Actuaciones Socioeducativas de éxito para la superación de la pobreza” (Valls, 2012-2014) en relación a la lucha contra la pobreza a través de la educación. Concretamente, nos centramos en los resultados obtenidos durante el estudio de caso realizado en una de las áreas más desfavorecidas de Europa, el barrio de La Milagrosa (Albacete, España), y en el impacto generado por la transformación de la escuela situada en este contexto en una Comunidad de Aprendizaje. Los resultados de este estudio apuntan a que las actuaciones educativas de éxito aplicadas están posibilitando la superación de la exclusión educativa que sufrían los vecinos y vecinas. Transformar la escuela en una Comunidad de Aprendizaje ha supuesto generar nuevas oportunidades educativas desde edades tempranas hasta la educación postobligatoria, elemento que está contribuyendo a la ruptura de los círculos de pobreza que se habían cronificado en el barrio.
      PubDate: 2015-03-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • Book Review: Radical Love: A Revolution for the 21st Century, by
           Jesús Gómez

    • Authors: Maria Ángeles Serrano Alfonso
      Pages: 117 - 119
      PubDate: 2015-03-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
       
  • List of 2014 RIMCIS Reviewers

    • Authors: Marta Soler-Gallart, Olga Serradell-Pumareda
      First page: 120
      PubDate: 2015-03-30
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
       
 
 
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