wasn’t just me with my broken leg in a corner, not able to work for six months. It’s kind of, we’re all in it [pandemic] together, and so people, I think, pulled together phenomenally” (AN2, community care).
Entering a new world
Entering a new world refers to how the nurses adapted to the lasting impact of the pandemic. This engendered a time for reflection, followed by adaptation. They came to the understanding that there had been some positive outcomes for families affected by dementia and that they had successfully adapted to the post-pandemic environment
(Re)forming health organisations in New Zealand’s third sector
Competition, adaptation and resistance:
(re)forming health organisations in
New Zealand’s third sector
Susan Owen and Robin Kearns
Recent changes in the health policy environment have profoundly affected ‘third
sector’ health-related organisations in New Zealand, prompting a competitive
ethic, various forms of organisational adaptation and, among some, a vehement
resistance to a contractual culture. In this chapter, we trace the emergence of
organisational adaptation and
campaigns and indoor smoking bans rather than simply relying on market- or price-based signals (Lambin et al, 2014 ; Morgan and Henrion, 1990 ).
At higher levels of uncertainty, however, such strategies are not able to deal with the unknowns and ambiguities which exist at these levels (Roggema et al, 2012 ).Taking the case of climate change policies, for example, when the degree of external change associated with global warming becomes high, a large change in adaptation response or ‘transformative adaptation’ may be required if, for instance, major ocean currents
Transformation, adaptation and universalism
HighWire CDT, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
A reply to:
Heatley, Brian. 2017. “Paris: optimism, pessimism and realism.” Global Discourse. 7 (1): 10–22.
May 2016 was the 13th month in a row to break global temperature records, with 2016 set
to become the hottest year ever recorded, completing a run of three record years in a row
(Carrington 2016). Temperatures have risen by 1°C since pre-industrial times, and the
symbolic milestone of 400 ppm of
This original and timely text is the first published research from the UK to address the neglected topic of the increasing (and largely enforced) settlement of Gypsies and Travellers in conventional housing. It highlights the complex and emergent tensions and dynamics inherent when policy and popular discourse combine to frame ethnic populations within a narrative of movement.
The authors have extensive knowledge of the communities and experience as policy practitioners and researchers and consider the changing culture and dynamics experienced by ethnic Gypsies and Travellers. They explore the gendered social, health and economic impacts of settlement and demonstrate the tenacity of cultural formations and their adaptability in the face of policy-driven constraints that are antithetical to traditional lifestyles.
The groundbreaking book is essential reading for policy makers; professionals and practitioners working with housed Gypsies and Travellers. It will also be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, social policy and housing specialists and anybody interested in the experiences and responses of marginalized communities in urban and rural settings.
Royalties for this book are to be divided equally between the Gypsy Council and Travellers Aid Trust.
, elites and warlords used the slave trade to gain firearms and horses that helped them preserve their authority. The slave trade created a guns-for-slaves cycle: states needed to produce slaves in order to purchase the firearms needed for self-defence against other states under the same pressures. Even when guns weren’t involved, the slave trade created an iron-for-slaves cycle. Suppression of the slave trade in West Africa created a ‘crisis of adaptation’ that undermined states that had become dependent on the slave trade for revenues and key imports. In the Niger
been conducted since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; the pilot fieldwork for Cohort ’08 at age 13 (July 2020), a special COVID-19 survey (December 2020) and the main fieldwork for Cohort ’08 at age 13 (beginning July 2021, currently ongoing at the time of writing, November 2021; see Figure 1 ). Pandemic-related restrictions were implemented in March 2020, one month before the pilot study was originally due to be conducted, requiring urgent and substantial adaptations to fieldwork protocols to ensure fieldwork continued as planned during the COVID-19 pandemic
purported benefits of support coordination. To this end, we interviewed support coordinators and front-line personnel to uncover local practices of disability support governance and their perceptions of fulfilling the role. In order to address this issue, we investigate how and what specific challenges and adaptations are emerging.
In this article, we begin by describing the role of support coordinators in the NDIS context and follow with details of the qualitative study and its findings. The article concludes with a discussion about potential governance responses to
The voluntary sector was central to the COVID-19 response: fulfilling basic needs, highlighting new and existing inequalities and coordinating action where the state had been slow to respond.
This book curates rigorous academic, policy and practice-based research into the response and adaptation of the UK voluntary sector during the pandemic. Contributions explore the ways the sector responded to new challenges and the longer-term consequences for the sector’s workforce, volunteers and beneficiaries.
Written for researchers and practitioners, this book considers what the voluntary sector can learn from the pandemic to maximise its contribution in the event of future crises.