Monthly Archives: September 2013

Education at a Glance 2013: OECD

Education at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators offers a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of indicators that reflects a consensus among professionals on how to measure the current state of education internationally. The indicators provide information on the human and … Continue reading

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What Can Archaeology Tell Us about the Mind?

What can relics of the past tell us about the thoughts and beliefs of the people who invented and used them? Recent collaborations at the frontier of archaeology, anthropology, and cognitive science are culminating in speculative but nevertheless increasingly sophisticated … Continue reading

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Helping Doctoral Students Write: Pedagogies for Supervision

This essential guide offers a new approach to doctoral writing, written specifically for doctoral supervisors. Rejecting the DIY websites and manuals that promote a privatised skills-based approach to writing research, Kamler and Thomson offer a new framework for scholarly work … Continue reading

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Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance

In Spying on Democracy, National Lawyers Guild Executive Director Heidi Boghosian documents the disturbing increase in surveillance of ordinary citizens and the danger it poses to our privacy, our civil liberties, and to the future of democracy itself. Boghosian reveals … Continue reading

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The Crisis and a Way Forward: What We Can Learn from Occupy Wall Street

The financial crisis of 2007 has generated ubiquitous commentary; it also spurred a global grassroots uprising that began with Occupy Wall Street. This movement provided a unique analysis of the crisis as well as a practical example of a way … Continue reading

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Service-Learning within Higher Education: Rhizomatic Interconnections between University and the Real World

This paper discusses Service-learning within an Australian higher education context as pedagogy to teach about inclusive education. Using Deleuze and Guattari‘s model of the rhizome, this study conceptualises pre-service teachers’ learning experiences as multiple, hydra and continuous. Data from reflection … Continue reading

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The Autonomous Roots of the Real Democracy Movement

The years since 2011 have witnessed the (re-)birth of a global cycle of struggles around the issue of democracy. With the representative institutions of liberal democracy in crisis, social movements appear to be increasingly moving away from claims-based and state-oriented … Continue reading

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Self-relations in Social Relations

This article contributes to an ongoing theoretical effort to extend the insights of relational and network sociology into adjacent domains. We integrate Simmel’s late theory of the relational self into the formal analysis of social relations, generating a framework for … Continue reading

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A Theory of the Public Sphere

The dominant approach to the public sphere is characterized by idealism and normativism.  It overemphasizes civic-minded or civil discourse, envisions unrealistically egalitarian and widespread participation, has difficulty dealing with consequential public events, and neglects the spatial core of the public … Continue reading

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Rhizomatic Systems and the Emergence of Intelligence

“The ‘arborescenť model of thought designates the epistemology that informs all of Western thought, from botany to information sciences to theology”. Arbolic thought is a model to describe a system that is hierarchical, centered around a core belief, reductivistic, increasingly … Continue reading

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