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Academia and Identity – when Research meets Activism.

Academia and Identity – when Research meets Activism. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At times, it proves to be difficult to find a balance between trying to build an
academic career and conforming to existing evaluation criteria while also
confronting and tackling hegemonic and institutionalized ideas of what constitutes good research. It’s a delicate exercise where the challenge to play the game while simultaneously trying to change the rules of the game, often leads to ethical, methodological and strategic dilemmas. Being involved in research on identity and a commitment in identity politics shapes, questions, challenges, and redefines our own identity and touches upon the researcher’s body. Consequently, our personal and professional lives are intrinsically linked and the motivation to shape or change academic and political debates only grows stronger.

The workshop "Academia and identity - when research meets activism" held in March 2015 in Leuven, aimed to create a space to discuss these complex issues. This magazine collects the stories and reflections of the workshop’s participants and provides insight into their balance between academic work at the one hand, and the commitment to the politics of identity on the other – in all its messiness and potential failure.
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Sketches for the Future of Work

While the Internet, the Web and hyperlinks are having a dramatic impact on all aspects of human activities,  the late-stage industrial era hierarchical workplace has strenuously resisted this impact.

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Book of the Day: Proposals for a Democratic Economy | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Proposals for a Democratic Economy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

* eBook: Alternatives To Capitalism: Proposals For A Democratic Economy. by Robin Hahnel, Erik Olin Wright. New Left Project, 2014


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Oyster Expands Its “Netflix For Books” Service With A New E-Book Store

Oyster Expands Its “Netflix For Books” Service With A New E-Book Store | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Oyster launched a couple of years ago as a Netflix-style service for e-books, charging $9.95 a month for unlimited access to a library that has grown to more than 1 million titles. Today it’s expanding that model by launching its own e-book store.
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Corporate Power | State of Power 2015

Corporate Power | State of Power 2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The fourth edition of our annual State of Power report, coinciding with the international meeting in Switzerland of what Susan George calls “the Davos class”. This series seeks to examine different dimensions of power, unmask the key holders of power in our globalised world, and identify sources of transformative counter-power.
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MODEST PROPOSAL

MODEST PROPOSAL | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The establishment of this blog coincided with our  campaign for a rational resolution of the euro crisis. By we, I mean Stuart Holland and myself. Such a resolution, we felt, was always feasible within the current insititional framework but requires clear vision and political will to implement. Moreover, it can be agreed to by people of different political persuasions since it is founded upon a minimalist, common sense, set of assumptions and policy recommendations. 


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The Power of Sharing: Exploring the Digital Sharing Economy at the Base of the Pyramid | NESsT

The Power of Sharing: Exploring the Digital Sharing Economy at the Base of the Pyramid | NESsT | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new class of collaborative social impact organizations is emerging that leverages people who share their time, material goods, money and ideas. They are changing traditional business models and driving a revolution in sharing, linking efficiently those who have assets or talents to share with those in need.

 

 

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Opening Science – The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing | openingscience.org

Opening Science – The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing | openingscience.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

You are free to download, reuse, and modify the figures from the book.
If you do so, please cite the book, the chapter, or web page. We kindly ask you to send records of modified and/or reused figures and texts to the editors and chapter authors. Preferably send the overall document that contains the figure so that we can understand the context.

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IBM - Social Business - The Future of Work

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Download the latest ebook about The Future of Work by IBM Social Business and PureMatter.
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This Startup Wants to be the 'Amazon of the Next 10 years'

This Startup Wants to be the 'Amazon of the Next 10 years' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here's how e-book subscription company Oyster plans to take on the e-commerce titan.
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The 'Netflix for Books' Just Invaded Amazon's Turf | WIRED

The 'Netflix for Books' Just Invaded Amazon's Turf | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

OYSTER, THE E-BOOK subscription service that offers more than 1 million books to digital-age bibilophiles for a flat monthly fee, is going retail.

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OPEN POWER: Electoral Reform Act of 2015 - Open Source Activist Tool Kit

OPEN POWER: Electoral Reform Act of 2015 - Open Source Activist Tool Kit | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is my first Kindle book, published in conjunction with my briefing it to the Economics of Happiness Conference in Portland, Oregon on 28 February 2015. Below is the full description of the book. Amazon provides Look Inside including the Table of Contents.
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Introducing Our Free E-Book on 'The Future of Transportation'

Introducing Our Free E-Book on 'The Future of Transportation' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Whether you miss last year's Future of Transportation series or just plain missed it (for shame!), you're in luck. We've compiled a dozen of our favorite pieces into an e-book now available for download.
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