Category: Community Development

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In Search of Wellness in Hong Kong: The Evolution of Delusive Public Space in the Metropolis

From a fishing village with only several hundred of the population to one of the most densely populated city and globally recognized economic body — Hong Kong has been transformed into a world-renowned city with a unique history and vivid lifestyle, which has deemed her a very mysterious place that is yet to be unfolded.

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The Power of Narratives in Behavioral Policy Interventions: The Case Antanas Mockus’ Mime-Artist Interventions in Bogota, Colombia

When trying to make sense of policies and influence others, citizens and other stakeholders (including policy makers, beneficiaries, opponents and the media) rarely rely on complicated technical documents. Rather, they rely on narratives or stories about policy problems and solutions. These narrative accounts are essential to understand the particularities and effects of policy interventions in

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Measuring the of Level of Commitment in Tertiary Child Health Care Units for Effective Performance in Pakistan

The objective of the study was to examine the impact of commitment of tertiary child health Care units performance in Pakistan and to identify factors associated with it. As reform attempts in Pakistan public health sector system have done over the years but regarding the improvement in health performance and delivery especially in child health

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Stage of Development Indicators Outlined by the Sufficiency Economy in Highland Communities of Thailand

The highland in Thailand is located in the North mountainous complex at 500-1,400 meters above sea level covering 10.75 ha in 20 provinces, 53% of total area of the nation. The mountain populations more than 10 ethnic groups of 940,494 are poor, lack access to public services and limited participation in local development. In 2005,

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An Application of Asset Based Community Development Approach: A Case Study from Rural Community in Egypt

Many communities in Egypt, specifically the rural areas, are unquestionably distressed places as a result of the major economic and political shifts that have occurred over the past few years. Strategies of community development are currently viewed as the radical remedy for poverty related problems. In Egypt, community development strategies are usually driven from traditional

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Gender Differences in the Relationship between Job Instability and Depression: A Preliminary Study

Stress factors in the workplace can affect workers’ mental health, increasing the risk of developing psychological disorders. The relationship between the perception of safety of in the workplace and mental health is mediated by different factors: security of workplace, quality of relationships and internal communication, gender and type of work. Longitudinal studies showed that a

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Modern Forms of University Students’ Extremist Behavior Depending on Cultural and Environmental Factors

Transformations in economic, political, social and cultural life of the modern society are causing an increase in extremist tendencies among the youth worldwide. Based on the anthropological approach, the study was aimed at identifying root causes (axiological, motivational, personal and socio-psychological) and a role of socio-cultural and environmental factors in the genesis of Russian university

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Parental Socialization for Emotional and Social Development of Children in Urban Slums

This study aims at understanding the parental socialization practices, behaviors and beliefs for their child’s emotional and social development, as a result of being situated in the urban slums of Mumbai. As an ethnographic study, the objectives of understanding the context and its influence on the parental socialization behavior have been carried out using ‘spot