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Published on May 21, 2019in Contemporary social science
Simplice A. Asongu35
Estimated H-index: 35
(University of South Africa),
Nicholas M. Odhiambo17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of South Africa)
This study examines the role of information and communication technology (ICT) on remittances for industrialisation in a panel of 49 African countries for the period 1980-2014. The empirical evidence is based on three simultaneity-robust estimation techniques, namely: (i) Instrumental Fixed Effects (FE) in order to control for the unobserved heterogeneity; (ii) Generalised Method of Moments (GMM) to account for persistence in industrialisation; and (iii) Instrumental Quantile Regressions (QR) to...
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Published on May 19, 2019in Contemporary social science
Narzanin Massoumi1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Exeter),
Tom Mills4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Aston University),
Dh Miller111
Estimated H-index: 111
(University of Bristol)
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Published on May 16, 2019in Contemporary social science
Shelley M. Alexander8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Calgary),
Dianne Draper11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Calgary)
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Published on Apr 25, 2019in Contemporary social science
Sonia Livingstone64
Estimated H-index: 64
(London School of Economics and Political Science),
Mariya Stoilova3
Estimated H-index: 3
(London School of Economics and Political Science)
This article considers the challenges of conducting global research in a domain characterised by intense socio-technological change, complex ethical issues and contested policy choices. The domain chosen is that of children’s rights in the digital environment, which poses challenges to policymakers regarding children’s protection, empowerment and wellbeing. The article critically examines a particular project, Global Kids Online, which was designed to impact beneficially on policy and practice i...
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Published on Mar 15, 2019in Contemporary social science
Graham Brownlow5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Queen's University),
Leslie Budd10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Open University)
ABSTRACTNorthern Ireland appears to be the keystone for building a sustainable outcome for Brexit for the whole of the United Kingdom and its future relationship with the other Member States of the European Union, especially the Republic of Ireland. The complex constitutional, political, socio-economic, geographical and cultural position of Northern Ireland means that resolving the current negotiating difficulties rests on a wider set of considerations. These include the scale and scope of cross...
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Published on Mar 14, 2019in Contemporary social science
Fran Bennett9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Oxford),
Julia Brannen28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Institute of Education),
Linda Hantrais17
Estimated H-index: 17
(London School of Economics and Political Science)
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Published on Feb 14, 2019in Contemporary social science
David Bailey15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Aston University),
Nigel Driffield32
Estimated H-index: 32
(University of Warwick),
Erika Kispeter2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Warwick)
ABSTRACTInward investment in the UK is likely to be negatively impacted in a number of ways in the event of a ‘hard Brexit’ via tariff barriers, but even ‘softer’ forms of Brexit such as the current potential agreement are likely to cause customs delays, limits to the ability of firms to relocate staff, and to coordinate ‘servitization’ activities. In addition are the the negative impacts of currency depreciation. In the context of already existing job market polarisation, inward investment flow...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Contemporary social science
Linda Hantrais17
Estimated H-index: 17
(London School of Economics and Political Science),
Kitty Stewart11
Estimated H-index: 11
(London School of Economics and Political Science),
Kerris Cooper3
Estimated H-index: 3
(London School of Economics and Political Science)
ABSTRACTWhen Denmark, the Republic of Ireland and the UK joined the European Communities in 1973, their governments were required to transpose into domestic law all the treaty commitments previously negotiated by the six founding member states. A chapter on social policy in the 1957 Treaty, conceptualised as a necessary component of economic integration, was designed to prevent distortion of the rules of competition and ensure a high standard of social protection for workers. Although successive...
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Published on Jan 30, 2019in Contemporary social science
Elena Gramano (Goethe University Frankfurt)
ABSTRACTThe new ways of organising work and offering services on the market through the so-called digital platforms seem to have put the traditional legal standards for classifying employment relationships into question. The mechanism of functioning of digital platforms, in fact, seems to put together a series of ‘old’ problems in a new combination. On the one hand, platforms present themselves on the market as subjects with an apparently rarefied organisational structure, moving along the threa...
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Published on Jan 25, 2019in Contemporary social science
Martin Innes16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Cardiff University),
Diyana Dobreva (Cardiff University), Helen Innes1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Cardiff University)
ABSTRACTThis article explores how digital communications platforms are used in the aftermath of terrorist attacks to amplify or constrain the wider social impacts and consequences of politically motivated violence. Informed by empirical data collected by monitoring social media platforms following four terrorist attacks in the UK in 2017, the analysis focusses on the role of ‘soft facts’ (rumours/conspiracy theories/fake news/propaganda) in influencing public understandings and definitions of th...
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