September 28, 2010

Local Place and its Co-Construction in the Global Network Society – Hazel Ashton’s concluding thesis chapter

Hazel Ashton writes: I submitted my doctoral thesis in 2008 and now, some two years later, have just re-read my conclusion. I think issues raised are still relevant and I'm hopeful that material can assist in conversations between communities, policy/decision makers and academia especially about new opportunities ...
June 11, 2010

Lectures on Ancient Greek Economy & Leisure

Why do we work? According to Aristotle, to sustain ourselves materially. Why do we sustain ourselves materially? For the sake alone of material sustenance and more material sustenance, and more, or even simply of material pleasure? Can our enquiry simply rest here?
April 30, 2009

“Whole of locality DVDs” – innovative transdisciplinary collaborations

What do academic disciplines and institutions have to offer society on matters of concern to it? What tools does sociology have to reach an alerted, potentially-receptive, risk-focused public?
March 12, 2009

Locality-Academia partnership for economic and ecological transitions

The question I wish to discuss is how we can think effectively about local development that meets the needs of villagers in their local environments.