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This article deals with how diversification and transformation of farming into tourism may influence the social identity of farmers. Based on a study of 19 farms run by couples engaged with agritourism, it shows how the development of tourism on the farms can be understood...
Politicians are increasingly involving themselves in the frontline delivery of information in the lead up to disasters and as they unfold. They are often placed as spokespeople and represent the public face of disaster, be it anthropogenic or natural.
INTRODUCTION: This paper is on Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination and its exercise through democratic participation. First, I will expound on why the right to self-determination—as configured in international law, translated by many states and adopted by Indigenous communities—enhances liberal democratic governance. Then I will...
Child and family policies are developing and expanding in dynamic ways around the world, despite the fiscal austerity that enveloped many countries in the wake of the global financial crisis. However, Australia’s early childhood care polices are in desperate need of reform.
In most European countries planning in rural areas has largely been restricted to protecting the countryside and agricultural land from built development. Rural planning has often been driven by programmes to foster food production, and there seems to be little willingness to change the traditional...
This guide provides case studies of international jurisdictions that have historic treaties or modern treaty-making processes, self-governance arrangements, and other mechanisms aimed at realising self-determination for Indigenous peoples.
The objective of this Green Paper is to open up a policy debate about the drivers of the Creative Industries in the Nordic Region, and to understand the opportunities and challenges facing the sector.
Limited literature exists on how insurance companies incorporate a focus on environmental sustainability into their core business strategy and practices. The article is intended to contribute to the implementation of corporate sustainability practices by presenting a framework or blueprint for insurance companies to follow which...
This report which is published in the context of Project on Promoting Energy Efficincy in Buildings in Turkey, is designed for policy makers at all levels of government and other relevant stakeholders who seek practical ways to develop, support, monitor or modify energy efficiency policies...
Europe’s energy efficiency challenge in buildings mainly concerns the energy efficient refurbishment and investments in its existing buildings. Yet, today, only 1,2% of Europe’s existing buildings is renovated every year.
The actual investment gap in the deep renovation sector is due to the fact...