Search inside eBookDB


Author: Joe Karagani
Publisher: Social Science Research Council
Keywords: ssrc, book, columbia, culture, participation, digital, structures
Number of Pages: 284
Published: 2008-02-19
eBookDB-ID: EBDB097907

Digital technologies are engines of cultural innovation, from the virtualization of group networks and social identities to the digital convergence of textural and audio-visual media. User-centered content production, from Wikipedia and YouTube to Open Source, has become the emblem of this transformation, but the changes run deeper and wider than these novel organizational forms. Digital culture is also about the transformation of what it means to be a creator within a vast and growing reservoir of media, data, computational power, and communicative possibilities. We have few tools and models
932

Author: Ruth Rubio-Marín
Publisher: SSRC
Keywords: rights, violations, human, reparations, women, gender, happened
Number of Pages: 350
Published: 2006-12-12
ISBN-10: 0979077206
ISBN-13: 9780979077203

What happens to women whose lives are affected by human rights violations? What happens to their testimony in court or in front of a truth commission? Women face a double marginalization under authoritarian regimes and during and after violent conflicts. Yet reparations programs are rarely designed to address the needs of women victims. What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violationsemphasizes the necessity of a gender dimension in reparations programs to improve their handling of female victims and their families. A joint project of the International Center for
35812

Author: Joe Karaganis
Publisher: Social Science Research Council
Keywords: ssrc, book, columbia, culture, participation, digital, structures
Number of Pages: 284
Published: 2008-02-19
ISBN-10: 0979077222
ISBN-13: 9780979077227

Digital technologies are engines of cultural innovation, from the virtualization of group networks and social identities to the digital convergence of textural and audio-visual media. User-centered content production, from Wikipedia and YouTube to Open Source, has become the emblem of this transformation, but the changes run deeper and wider than these novel organizational forms. Digital culture is also about the transformation of what it means to be a creator within a vast and growing reservoir of media, data, computational power, and communicative possibilities. We have few tools and models
171

Author: Alexander Mayer-Rieckh
Publisher: SSRC
Keywords: transitional, societies, employees, public, prevention, vetting, justice
Number of Pages: 568
Published: 2007-05-15
ISBN-10: 0979077214
ISBN-13: 9780979077210

Countries emerging from armed conflict or authoritarian rule face difficult questions about what to do with public employees who perpetrated past human rights abuses and the institutional structures that allowed such abuses to happen. Justice as Prevention: Vetting Public Employees in Transitional Societiesexamines the transitional reform known as "vetting" -- the process by which abusive or corrupt employees are excluded from public office. More than a means of punishing individuals, vetting represents an important transitional justice measure aimed at reforming institutions and preventing th
2039
(Page 1 of 1)   
No Books found.