[Asis-l] Abstract Announcement for International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change (IJCESC) 2(2)

Dr. Susheel Chhabra susheel_chhabra at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 29 12:40:30 EST 2015


Abstract Announcement for International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change (IJCESC) 2(2)The contents of the latest issue of:
International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change (IJCESC)
Volume 2, Issue 2, April - June 2015
Published: Quarterly in Print and Electronically
ISSN: 2328-5494; EISSN: 2328-5508; 
Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA
www.igi-global.com/ijcescEditor(s)-in-Chief: Susheel Chhabra (Periyar Management and Computer College, India)
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to the International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change (IJCESC). All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.ARTICLE 1
Deliberation with Working College Students Influencing Civic Learning, Opinion Formation and Engagement
Christopher McCarthy-Latimer (Framingham State University, Framingham, MA, USA)
This article describes the results from the use of deliberation in the classroom where a majority of students are working. The course included college students from Framingham State University. They discussed the issue of the economic impact of a big-box store. This analysis includes a study of the deliberative polling literature; research of the data on civic learning; an examination of the data comprising net changes in the participants' opinions and gross changes in the participants' opinions; and finally a discussion of the implications for engagement. The results illustrate that the process of deliberation affects changes in attitude items at both the individual and aggregate level.
To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/article/deliberation-with-working-college-students-influencing-civic-learning-opinion-formation-and-engagement/142484
To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=142484
ARTICLE 2
Understanding the ‘Public and Private' of Public and Private Partnerships
Luke Strongman (Open Polytechnic, Lower Hutt, New Zealand)
Ideas about the public realm arose from the emergence of the nation-state and the theories of sovereignty – a reaction to the claims of unrestrained power by monarchs and parliaments to make law and possibly to free the private spheres from the encroaching power of the state (Horwitz 1982). This article explores the nature of this paradox in delineating and commenting on the meanings of the shared boundaries of the terms ‘public and private' from within the context of the neoliberal critique of Keynesian policies. The public-private distinction is replete with variables such as ownership, impact on societal values, and openness to external influences within society (Perry and Rainey 1988). From an organisational communication perspective while Public and Private Partnerships may be efficient at achieving specific societal ends, they nevertheless may compromise important civic concepts in doing so.
To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/article/understanding-the-public-and-private-of-public-and-private-partnerships/142485
To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=142485
ARTICLE 3
Nature of Tweets in the 2015 Nigerian Presidential Elections
Nwachukwu Andrew Egbunike (Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria), Noel Ihebuzor (Evidentis Development Associates, Abuja, Nigeria), Ngozi Onyechi (Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria)
Social media is becoming increasingly important as a means for social engagement. In Nigeria, Twitter is employed to convey opinion and make commentary on matters ranging from football to politics. Tweets are also used to inform, advocate, recruit and even incite. Previous studies have shown that Twitter could be effective for political mobilization. However, there is dearth of research on how Twitter has been used as a purveyor of neutral and/or hate speech in the Nigerian context. This study examined the nature of tweets in the immediate aftermath of the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria. The authors employed content analysis of 250 purposively selected tweets from the #Igbo hashtag which trended between March 29 and 31, 2015. The tweets were then categorized into five explicit hate and one neutral tweet category respectively. Results revealed the dominance of three hate tweet types: derogatory, mocking and blaming. These findings were then discussed bearing in mind earlier theories on the functionality of tweets and voting patterns from an analysis of the election results.
To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/article/nature-of-tweets-in-the-2015-nigerian-presidential-elections/142486
To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=142486
ARTICLE 4
The Challenges of Public Administration, Good Governance and Service Delivery in the 21st Century
Essien D. Essien (University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria)
Contemporary studies on public administration in Nigeria have revealed two dramatic findings. First, despite the moderate achievements in democratic governance and being rich in natural and human resources, there remain many politico-administrative challenges to be addressed in Nigeria. Second, ailing public administration has resulted in disturbing socio-economic indicators which are among the worst in the world. This paper examines the challenges of public administration for effective service delivery and good governance in Nigeria. The paper employs descriptive method of research and content analysis which is anchored on ‘efficiency theory' to examine the subject matter. Findings reveal that, notwithstanding the dramatic administrative reforms, citizen's confidence in government service is near an historic low because of poor service delivery and exclusionary policies. The paper submits that the label of poor performance and absence of excellence in the public service has the tendency to undermine development and good governance in Nigeria.
To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/article/the-challenges-of-public-administration-good-governance-and-service-delivery-in-the-21st-century/142487
To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=142487
For full copies of the above articles, check for this issue of the International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change (IJCESC) in your institution's library. This journal is also included in the IGI Global aggregated "InfoSci-Journals" database: www.igi-global.com/isj.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Mission of IJCESC:
The mission of the International Journal of Civic Engagement and Social Change (IJCESC) is to discuss and explore value driven civic engagement practices, processes, and frameworks to bring social change for effectively managing socioeconomic resources for individuals and society. The journal promotes cutting edge research on various issues of civic engagement as an integrated platform for researchers, scholars, academic institutions, and civic society. IJCESC achieves its mission through research, exemplary cases, smart processes and competencies, development of frameworks, and collaborations, suggesting standards and benchmarks worldwide.
Indices of IJCESC:
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
Coverage of IJCESC:
Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following: 
Civic engagement and political reforms for developmentCivic engagement and rural developmentCivic engagement and urban developmentCivic engagement for development and social changeCivic engagement for organization developmentCivic engagement reforms and capacity buildingICTs engagement and social changeLeadership cases for civic engagementPreservation of natural resourcesPublic policy and social changeRole of administrative competencies for civic engagementSmart governance practicesSmart regulatory frameworks for civic engagementSocial accountability for individuals, government, and corporate sectorsSocial networks and collaborations for bringing social changeStandards and benchmarks for civic engagementValue-driven civic engagementWomen and child development
Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission guidelines www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-civic-engagement-social/75851
  		 	   		  
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