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Publication date: 1 June 1995

Liz Singleton and Lucy Craig

Complements the other perspectives that have been put forward aboutthe development of services to under fives. The two councillorsinterviewed are in many ways typical …

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Complements the other perspectives that have been put forward about the development of services to under fives. The two councillors interviewed are in many ways typical – they have come into politics as a result of their own interest and expertise in the field and see local politics as a way of advancing the causes with which they have also been professionally concerned. They wish to further the interests of young children but are unsure how to resolve the many contradictions involved, and to recognize diversity of services while achieving a coherent approach. They consider that they can exert influence among their fellow councillors and on the professionals employed by the council to improve the situation in early years services. They recognize that in the last resort their actions are limited, and that the financial constraints and the lack of a national policy limits what they can do, but find it hard to think or act beyond immediate local priorities.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 9 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 23 September 2009

Liz Hughes

This article considers The Bradley Report and specifically its implications for dual diagnosis. This includes implications for dual diagnosis services, drug courts and…

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This article considers The Bradley Report and specifically its implications for dual diagnosis. This includes implications for dual diagnosis services, drug courts and mental health courts, role of liaison and diversion, and continuity of care on release.

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Advances in Dual Diagnosis, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-0972

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Publication date: 20 August 2018

Barry Fearnley

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the hostility many young women who are also mothers experience within their everyday lives.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the hostility many young women who are also mothers experience within their everyday lives.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper will draw on qualitative research, incorporating a narrative approach, to illustrate the hostility many young mothers experience on a daily basis. The research design included a focus group, semi-structure interviews and participant observations.

Findings

The paper reports the findings of a study that explored the experiences of young women who are also mothers. The author presents the findings that indicate that many young women, who are also young mothers, experience hostile reactions and interactions as part of their everyday lives.

Research limitations/implications

The small sample size means that this study cannot be generalised, but it does contribute to the growing body of qualitative evidence in relation to young mothers.

Practical implications

The findings suggest that there needs to be more recognition and acknowledgement of the hostility young women experience. Such hostility could have deleterious consequences on the young women, their parenting ability and also on the children.

Originality/value

This paper documents the experiences of young women who are also mothers and how they experience hostility as a daily occurrence. The hostility ranged from verbal to non-verbal and how they felt they were being treated, inferences about their sexuality to stereotyping.

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Journal of Children's Services, vol. 13 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-6660

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Publication date: 1 June 2004

Byoungho Jin

The East Asian newly industrialized countries (from now on, Asian NIC) of Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan have experienced decreasing export competitiveness due to rise…

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The East Asian newly industrialized countries (from now on, Asian NIC) of Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan have experienced decreasing export competitiveness due to rise of labor costs. While cheap labor has been the main source of competitiveness of Asian NIC, it cannot be a viable factor for Asian NIC any more. As the industry sector develops, its competitive advantage factors should be changed accordingly. This study is a preliminary attempt to illustrate how apparel industries in Asian NIC can obtain competitive advantage in the global economy and to suggest their future direction and challenges. By synthesizing industry‐specific and Asian NIC‐specific advantages, this study presents three critical factors for Asian NIC: global brand, global sourcing, and agility. Future directions and challenges for the industries are suggested.

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Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management: An International Journal, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-2026

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Publication date: 10 February 2012

Hilary Brown

This paper seeks to reconcile society's need to apply strong sanctions to parents who are responsible for the murder of a disabled adult while also recognising the…

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Purpose

This paper seeks to reconcile society's need to apply strong sanctions to parents who are responsible for the murder of a disabled adult while also recognising the stresses present in their lives.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews six cases in which seven disabled adults were killed by a parent in the UK between 1999 and 2009.

Findings

The review found that these were no ordinary crimes and nor were they motivated by malice, but occurred against a backdrop of significant mental illness and distress. In addition, two of the parents killed themselves as well as their adult child and another attempted suicide. The explanations offered in court to account for the murders included a combination of caregiver stress and mercy killing and the courts struggled to find a consistent approach.

Research limitations/implications

The review is limited to cases reported in the press and only considers information in the public domain. The portrayal of the issues in the media is integral to the study. The cases reported in this paper are a sub‐set of a larger sample of children and adults murdered by caregivers during this period.

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The paper compares and contrasts some features of these high‐profile cases, commenting on the way they were addressed in the courts and making recommendations as to how the backdrop of significant mental ill‐health could be taken into account in the way families are offered support with a view to preventing further tragedies.

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The Journal of Adult Protection, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1466-8203

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Publication date: 1 April 1991

Jane Schofield

Discusses the identification, treatment and application of theright finishes to early buildings, with particular emphasis onlime‐based materials. Examines the role of lime…

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Discusses the identification, treatment and application of the right finishes to early buildings, with particular emphasis on lime‐based materials. Examines the role of lime in historical building construction and the lime cycle. Outlines limewash varieties and looks at its traditional use, mentioning its advantageous ability to breathe and cut down on condensation problems. Describes removing old paint and the appropriate use of distemper. Suggests that despite drawbacks, lime‐based materials are cheaper and more enjoyable to use than modern equivalents.

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Structural Survey, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-080X

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Publication date: 1 June 1989

Mark Bendig

I'm not sure why you would want to do this, but I saw a neat way to create a file of zero length (whatever that might mean, metaphysically). You use a command like: REM…

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I'm not sure why you would want to do this, but I saw a neat way to create a file of zero length (whatever that might mean, metaphysically). You use a command like: REM >ZERO.NUL

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OCLC Micro, vol. 5 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 8756-5196

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Publication date: 7 June 2021

Joseph Calandro Jr. and Paul A. Sherratt

The principles of value investing present an alternative way to strategically approach the challenges and opportunities generated from the global risk landscape.

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Purpose

The principles of value investing present an alternative way to strategically approach the challenges and opportunities generated from the global risk landscape.

Design/methodology/approach

The principles of value investing – based on the lessons learned from highly successful practitioners – can be distilled into six core managerial considerations.

Findings

In theory, the prescriptions of value investing appear straightforward, but executives need to augment their skillsets with those of both an astute investor and discerning banker, balance their attention between conventional and non-traditional sources of information, and exhibit the patience and grit to go against the herd and focus on longer-term compounded returns.

Practical implications

The concept of “rationality” is a way of monitoring executive behavior to ensure that stated goals, objectives and strategies reconcile to business actions over time.

Originality/value

Insights for corporate leaders, investors, M&A teams and activists. These six principles will likely be increasingly valuable during the challenging times ahead: Adding cost-effective resource allocation to the strategy tool kit. Conservative financing. Balancing non-traditional and traditional information. Clarity about the complexity of risk. Humility in times of uncertainty. Focusing on compounded returns.

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Strategy & Leadership, vol. 49 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1087-8572

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Publication date: 14 August 2017

Rachael Dobson

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a methodology for critical welfare practice research, “recollection-as-method”, and to use this to demonstrate the social…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a methodology for critical welfare practice research, “recollection-as-method”, and to use this to demonstrate the social relations of social welfare institutions.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper analyses a series of personal recollections from the author’s experiences of academic life and welfare work to establish a methodology for critical welfare practice research. This uses concepts memory, dirty work, shame and complicity, and is grounded in critical feminist and critical race work, and psychosocial and socio-cultural approaches to governance.

Findings

The paper establishes a methodology for critical welfare practice research by demonstrating the significance of using an ontologically driven approach to governance, to achieve a realistic and complex understanding of statutory welfare work.

Research limitations/implications

Recollections are post hoc narrations, written in the present day. The ethics and robustness of this approach are deliberated in the paper.

Practical implications

The focus of the paper is on statutory welfare practice that involves the assessment and regulation of homeless people. Principles and arguments developed in this paper contribute to reflective and reflexive debates across “front-line” social welfare practice fields in and beyond homelessness. Examples include assessment of social groups such as unemployed people, refugees and asylum seekers. Arguments also have application for criminal justice settings such as for prison work.

Social implications

This foregrounds practitioner ambivalence and resistance in order to theorise the social relations of social welfare institutions.

Originality/value

The recollection-as-method approach provides a methodology for critical practice research by demonstrating an alternative way to understand the realities of welfare work. It argues that understanding how resistance and complicity operate in less conscious and more structural ways is important for understanding the social relations of social welfare institutions and the role of good/bad feeling for these processes. This is important for understanding interventions required for anti-oppressive social change across the social worlds of policy-practice life.

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Qualitative Research Journal, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1443-9883

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