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- Abingdon Press 2002; US$ 14.00
The temptation to focus only on their own internal problems and issues is powerful for congregations. Without realizing it, even churches that have a long tradition of outreach and social involvement become centered on issues of institutional survival and preservation. Worst of all are congregations that adopt a 'fortress mentality', addressing... more...
- Abingdon Press 2004; US$ 10.00
There are no end to clichés and easy assumptions about congregational health and vitality. It's much easier to start a new church than turn around an old one; nondenominational churches are growing, while denominational churches are dying; small-membership churches are concerned only with survival; suburban churches care only about endless programming... more...
- Policy Press 1999; US$ 36.95
This innovative and topical book examines the nature and meaning of 'empowerment' in the child welfare context using the family group conference (FGC) approach to decision making in child welfare and protection as an illustration. The authors evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the FGC approach so that current practice can be improved... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
This book traces the development of e-government and its applications across Europe, exploring the effects of information and communication technology (ICTs) upon political action and processes. Explores a range of concepts and topics underpinning e-government in Europe: the degree to which e-government translates into genuine reform of government... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
For many years now we have witnessed the developing use of the internet and associated technologies by political actors and organisations. Claims and counter claims have been made as its suitability as a tool to help in the struggle to re-invigorate political participation in democracies across the globe has been contested. This book charts the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman declared the modern age in which we live as the ?age of distraction? in 2006. The basis of his argument was that technology has changed the ways in which our minds function and our capacity to dedicate ourselves to any particular task. Others assert that our attention spans and ability to learn have been... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 50.95
This volume critically explores the contentions in the emerging debate surrounding new media technologies and the extent to which they are challenging traditional political and government models. Examining a range of citizen/government interactions which together form e-government in different contexts, this book assesses the potential of new... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 62.95
Ever since the anti-globalisation protests in Seattle in 1999 the adoption of new information and communications technologies (ICTs) by social movement activists has offered the prospect for the development of global cyberprotest. The Internet with its transnational many-to-many communication facility offers a revolutionary potential for social movements... more...