Transformative Tools and Social Advocacy
Includes 17 Titles

Transformative Tools and Social Advocacy

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Are you looking for resources to help your local community transform society, promote social justice, or rally for a favored cause? This specialized book bundle includes 17 scholarly titles on a wide range of topics including applied e-learning, e-collaboration, electronic government, global information technology, human resources development, public and sector management, and many more. It is a valuable resource for all those with a desire to educate potential activists about successful mobilization strategies, organizational culture, and overcoming pre-existing social norms, be it in government, the classroom, or urban environments.
Release date: August 1, 2012
ISBN13: 9781466620377|EISBN13: 9781466620360


As society continues to adopt technology to improve effective communications, these technologies have transformed traditional understandings of human rights and social advocacy.

The Transformative Tools and Social Advocacy book bundle emphasizes the vital role that technological tools have played in the quality enhancements of public participation in government. This compilation of specialized research covers topics on applied e-learning, e-collaboration, electronic government, global information technology, human aspects of technology, knowledge society and many more. These titles signify IGI Global's exposure of new technologies and its impact on society.

Topics Covered

  • Applied E-Learning
  • E-Collaboration
  • Electronic Government
  • Global Information Technology
  • Human Aspects of Technology
  • Human Resources Development
  • Knowledge Society
  • Public & Sector Management

Books Included in this Collection

Public Sector Reform Using Information Technologies: Transforming Policy into Practice
Thanos Papadopoulos (University of Southampton, UK), Panagiotis Kanellis (Ernst & Young and University of Athens, Greece). © 2012. 496 pages.
Successful delivery of public policy is increasingly dependent upon the effectiveness of information technology and systems. However, reformers must navigate the complex interactions between IT limitations, policy minefields, and complicated organizational networks which make change difficult. Public...
E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy
Aroon Manoharan (Kent State University, USA), Marc Holzer (Rutgers University, USA). © 2012. 647 pages.
Governments are increasingly turning to the Internet to provide public services. The move towards e-governance not only impacts the efficiency and effectiveness of public service, but also has the potential to transform the nature of government interactions with citizens. E-Governance and Civic...
Disrupting Pedagogies in the Knowledge Society: Countering Conservative Norms with Creative Approaches
Julie Faulkner (RMIT University, Australia). © 2012. 366 pages.
Although classrooms are thought of as places where skills are learned and knowledge gained, they are also defined by norms and the need to conform. As a result they often reproduce, rather than interrogate, power and cultural relations. Disrupting Pedagogies in the Knowledge Society: Countering...
Active Citizen Participation in E-Government: A Global Perspective
Aroon Manoharan (Kent State University, USA), Marc Holzer (Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, USA). © 2012. 649 pages.
As governments across the world increasingly adopt information and communication technology to improve their efficiency and effectiveness, they are gradually providing opportunities for citizen participation and engagement online. The use of Internet technologies raises the possibility for large-scale...
Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign: Emerging Implications
Ndubuisi Ekekwe (African Institution of Technology, USA), Nazrul Islam (Aberystwyth University, Wales and Middlesex University, London, UK). © 2012. 602 pages.
In the last few years, most parts of the world have morphed into an electronically interdependent economic unit where a disruption in one marketplace affects the others. New technologies have emerged, transforming the ways we do business and, consequently, redesigning the world. Innovation in...
Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies
Kathryn Kloby (Monmouth University, USA), Maria J. D’Agostino (City University of New York, USA). © 2012. 379 pages.
Generally speaking, Web 2.0 technologies support real-time or other innovative, Web-based social interactions, and they are increasingly popular among consumers, the private sector, and more recently, government. Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies defines the...
Human Rights and Risks in the Digital Era: Globalization and the Effects of Information Technologies
Christina M. Akrivopoulou (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece), Nicolaos Garipidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece). © 2012. 363 pages.
Globalization, along with its digital and information communication technology counterparts, including the Internet and cyberspace, may signify a whole new era for human rights, characterized by new tensions, challenges, and risks for human rights, as well as new opportunities. Human Rights and Risks...
Handbook of Research on Workforce Diversity in a Global Society: Technologies and Concepts
Chaunda L. Scott (Oakland University, USA), Marilyn Y. Byrd (The University of Mary Hardin Baylor, USA). © 2012. 650 pages.
Emphasizing the importance of workforce diversity as it relates to valuing the similarities, differences, and talents of employees at all ranks has provided a wonderful topic for research. Leveraging diversity is one emerging paradigm able to demonstrate the value of workforce diversity in its many...
Approaches for Community Decision Making and Collective Reasoning: Knowledge Technology Support
John Yearwood (Federation University, Australia), Andrew Stranieri (University of Ballarat, Australia). © 2012. 307 pages.
Technology currently encourages the capture and storage of vast quantities of data and information and so thinkers, reasoners, and decision-makers have available large resources to support their tasks. At the same time, there is a need to engage with an enormous range of complex issues that require...
Cases on Adoption, Diffusion and Evaluation of Global E-Governance Systems: Impact at the Grass Roots
Hakikur Rahman (Institute of Computer Management and Science, Bangladesh). © 2011. 362 pages.
Many of today’s e-government systems are designed to replicate conventional systems. Electronic solutions are implemented in government offices without investigating transformational aspects and, as a result, these systems are unable to provide long-term sustainability. Cases on Adoption, Diffusion and...
Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality
Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey), T. Volkan Yuzer (Anadolu University, Turkey). © 2011. 594 pages.
Online education has the potential to utilize cutting-edge technologies in order to bring together learners, e-facilitators, and e-contents. The Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality discusses the potential for transformative models to...
Technology for Facilitating Humanity and Combating Social Deviations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Miguel Vargas Martin (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada), Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz (Algoma University, Canada), Arthur Edwards (University of Colima, Mexico). © 2011. 354 pages.
Technology has been used to perpetrate crimes against humans, animals, and the environment, which include racism, cyber-bulling, illegal pornography, torture, illegal trade of exotic species, irresponsible waste disposal, and other harmful aberrations of human behavior. Technology for Facilitating...
Transformative Learning and Online Education: Aesthetics, Dimensions and Concepts
T. Volkan Yuzer (Anadolu University, Turkey), Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey). © 2010. 468 pages.
Understanding how to prepare transformative learning sessions and courses and design an environment for prospective online learners is a critical, as it facilitates the transfer of information, knowledge and learning from theoretical forms to real life experiences. Transformative Learning and Online...
E-Justice: Using Information Communication Technologies in the Court System
Agustí Cerrillo i Martínez (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Pere Fabra i Abat (Open University of Catalonia, Spain). © 2009. 270 pages.
Technology has had a prevalent impact on nearly all social domains, one being the judicial system. Advancements such as computer-generated demonstrations and electronic filing can enhance presentations and give a clearer, well-organized case. E-Justice: Using Information Communication Technologies in...
Building the Knowledge Society on the Internet: Sharing and Exchanging Knowledge in Networked Environments
Ettore Bolisani (Universita di Padova, Italy). © 2008. 440 pages.
In today's networked societies, a key factor of the social and economic success is the capability to exchange, transfer, and share knowledge. In the wide-ranging area of knowledge management, the issue of knowledge exchange in networked environments emerges in several application fields, and is...
Social and Economic Transformation in the Digital Era
Georgios Doukidis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Nikolaos Mylonopoulos (Athens Laboratory of Business Administration, Greece), Nancy Pouloudi (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece). © 2004. 350 pages.
The advent of the Information Society is marked by the explosive penetration of information technologies in all aspects of life and by a related fundamental transformation in every form of the organization. Researchers, business people and policy makers have recognized the importance of addressing...
Social Responsibility in the Information Age: Issues and Controversies
Gurpreet Dhillon (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA). © 2002. 282 pages.
Within the book Social Responsibility in the Information Age: Issues and Controversies , the term “society” refers to the world at large, nations, cultures within nations, and interaction among peoples. It examines who is affected, why, how, and where, and what impact those changes have on society....