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  1. Challenges in power-imbalanced food supply: the UK case of small, specialist, and niche fresh produce relationships

    Hingley, Martin; Revill, Allan; Lindgreen, Adam
    This chapter seeks to identify and clarify successful business developments by specialist and niche businesses in the UK fresh produce market, related to the management of supplier–buyer relationships, and then relate the findings to the study of power-based supply chain relationships and networks. The focus is on the issues and challenges that face specialist suppliers when they work to improve their relationships with buyers. Serving a pivotal function in the link between primary producers and dominant retailers, channel intermediary organizations source from suppliers and then deal directly with supermarket retailers. This chapter will detail an enquiry, based on personal, in-depth...

  2. Conflicting interests and regulatory systems of new food technologies: the case of nanotechnology

    Hingley, Martin; Sodano, Valeria
    Since the end of the last century nanotechnologies have been identified as the most promising tool to cope with the major health, energy and environmental problems afflicting the world population. With respect to the agri-food sector, they have been predicted to enhance agricultural productivity, help climate change adaptation, solve problems of water scarcity and improve food safety and food nutritional attributes. Together with bioengineering, nanotechnologies have been promoted as the most effective ways to achieve global food security. However, along with praise, a chorus of voices has warned against the possible health and environmental risks of such new technologies, with...

  3. Victimisation

    Jameson, Jill; Strudwick, Katie
    Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation comprises of succinct entries on Victimology and victim- centred topics and debates.

  4. Risk, risk management and victimisation

    Jameson, Jill; Strudwick, Katie
    Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation comprises of succinct entries on Victimology and victim- centred topics and debates.

  5. A stakeholder approach to managing food: local, national and global issues

    Hingley, Martin; Lindgreen, Adam; Angell, Robert; Memery, Juliet; Vanhamme, Joëlle
    This research anthology explores the concept of food production and supply, from farm gate to plate, bringing together contemporary thinking and research on local, national, and global issues from a stakeholder perspective. A Stakeholder Approach to Managing Food includes a number of sections to represent these challenges, opportunities, conflicts, and cohesions affecting relevant stakeholder groups within food production and supply and their reaction to, engagement with, and co-creation of the food environment. For some, local, national, and global interests may seem at odds. We are in an era of growing and pervasive multi-national corporations, and these corporations have significant influence...

  6. Elderly victims

    Jameson, Jill; Strudwick, Katie
    Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation comprises of succinct entries on Victimology and victim- centred topics and debates.

  7. Challenges for carers of people with dementia and their support needs from health and social care providers: a qualitative study.

    Laparidou, Despina; Middlemass, Jo; Karran, Terence; Siriwardena, Niro
    An oral presentation on our qualitative study on the challenges faced by carers of people with dementia and the support they need from health and social care providers

  8. Combining active structural damping and active suspension control in flexible bodied railway vehicles

    Zheng, Xiang; Zolotas, Argyrios; Goodall, Roger
    There is a desire to design lightweight railway vehicle bodies for future high speed trains. Previously, suppression of structural vibration of the flexible lightweight vehicle body was attempted via use of active suspensions (conventional actuators) or by structural damping via piezoelectric actuators, with the aim being to improve the ride quality. In a railway vehicle the typical active suspension setup comprises front and rear suspension conventional actuators, while adding more macro-actuator elements to minimise structural vibrations can substantially impact vehicle weight and location considerations. In this paper, we show that piezoelectric actuator control can provide complementary action to active suspensions....

  9. Evaluating the dichotomies of student engagement- ‘understanding the gap’ within SSPS

    Strudwick, Katie; Jameson, Jill; Gordon, Jan; Mkcane, C.; Brookfield, K.; Pengelly, G.
    This paper will present findings from a recent project evaluating student and staff perceptions of student engagement opportunities within the School of Social and Political Sciences. The aims of the project were to embed a greater culture of student engagement, enabling students to build a greater ethos and to understand the complex dichotomy of student engagement emerging in recent years. Through evolving student as producer to ‘student as researcher’ student led focus groups and interviews with students, and staff, were conducted to ascertain perceptions of opportunities available outside of the curriculum (PASS, Student reps, Mentoring, alumni events, volunteer projects). The...

  10. Volunteer PCSOs in Lincolnshire

    Strudwick, Katie
    This paper explores Volunteer Police Community Support Officers developed by Lincolnshire Police as part of their V1000 project.

  11. Exploring ‘Student as Producer’: looking at the problem of student engagement

    Strudwick, Katie; Saunders, Gary; Jameson, Jill
    As a School of Social and Political sciences, we have found that developing and embedding the ‘student as producer’ ethos has been a valuable way of critically engaging with current challenges within Higher Education. By enhancing and building upon the ‘student as producer’ agenda with students engaging both as researchers and contributors to the curriculum, within a number of current projects, this has served to challenge the student as passive consumer. Being partners in the producers of knowledge creates a more active student role through their application of skills to real live projects. Such pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning...

  12. Making a difference: is the expansion of volunteering the way forward to meet policing challenges?

    Strudwick, Katie; Jameson, Jill
    In the past few years UK police forces have faced many challenges, both practically, politically and financially. With ‘real term’ cuts in Whitehall funding, along with changes in the nature of ‘the crime problem’ and the need to respond to the dynamics of public and political expectations, police forces have had to explore ways to balance reduced budgets. For some authorities these have included outsourcing services (see White 2014), collaborations between forces and creating partnerships to sharing resources with other organisations, such as the fire and ambulance services. The concept of using volunteers for policing roles had a much longer...

  13. Primates' behavioural responses to tourists: evidence for a trade-off between potential risks and benefits

    Marechal, Laetitia; MacLarnon, Ann; Majolo, Bonaventura; Semple, Stuart
    The presence of, and interactions with tourists can be both risky and beneficial for wild animals. In wildlife tourism settings, animals often experience elevated rates of aggression from conspecifics, and they may also be threatened or physically aggressed by the tourists themselves. However, tourist provisioning of wild animals provides them with highly desirable foods. In situations of conflicting motivations such as this, animals would be expected to respond using behavioural coping mechanisms. In the present study, we investigated how animals respond to tourist pressure, using wild adult Barbary macaques in the Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco, as a case study. We...

  14. Perceptual learning leads to long lasting visual improvement in patients with central vision loss

    Maniglia, Marcello; Pavan, Andrea; Sato, Giovanni; Contemori, Giulio; Montemurro, Sonia; Battaglini, Luca; Casco, Clara
    BACKGROUND Macular Degeneration (MD), a visual disease that produces central vision loss, is one of the main causes of visual disability in western countries. Patients with MD are forced to use a peripheral retinal locus (PRL) as a substitute of the fovea. However, the poor sensitivity of this region renders basic everyday tasks very hard for MD patients. OBJECTIVE We investigated whether perceptual learning (PL) with lateral masking in the PRL of MD patients, improved their residual visual functions. METHOD Observers were trained with two distinct contrast detection tasks: (i) a Yes/No task with no feedback (MD: N = 3; controls: N = 3), and (ii) a temporal two-alternative...

  15. “the untrammelled fancy of the scenic artist”: imagining and encountering Zanzibar in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century

    Longair, Sarah
    Though few people had actually visited the small island of Zanzibar, its name was common parlance in late Victorian London to describe the distant exotic. The island’s prominence in the Indian Ocean spice and slave trade perpetuated this image. Music hall songs, musicals and the visit of Sultan Barghash to England in 1875 embedded the island’s reputation in the public mind. This chapter first explores these preconceptions and their impact upon the reactions of those who travelled to the island. Actual encounters shattered some illusions and reinforced others. It explores earlier travel accounts and later colonial government reports to suggest that...

  16. The experience of a “lady curator”: negotiating curatorial challenges in the Zanzibar Museum

    Longair, Sarah
    In 1935, Ailsa Nicol Smith was appointed by the Colonial Office as the Curator of the Zanzibar Museum (also known as the Peace Memorial Museum). Arriving on the island with experience of museum work and an academic interest in anthropology and education, she was well-placed to develop the work of the Museum, which had been established in 1925 specifically as an educational institution for the whole community. Typical of a solitary curator, she undertook multiple responsibilities beyond care of the collections and presenting them to the public, and was dependent upon the local staff in maintaining the Museum. She established...

  17. Representing “Our island Sultanate” in London and Zanzibar: cross-currents in educating imperial publics

    Longair, Sarah
    The British Empire Exhibition at Wembley was a spectacle on a grand scale designed to reinvigorate the spirit of empire in the minds of the British public in the decade after the First World War and to encourage new commercial networks between imperial territories. Although the global political and social landscape had altered immeasurably in the postwar years, the well-established medium of the colonial exhibition was employed to celebrate the diversity of the British Empire and once again ‘bring the world’ to London. The Zanzibar Court, located within the East African pavilion, is the focus of this chapter. While scholars...

  18. Sviluppi e problematiche degli studi sull'esilio anarchico nel mondo anglosassone

    Di Paola, Pietro
    The chapter discusses the development of the transnational history of Italian anarchism in the last years. In particular it reviews publications on the history of Italian anarchism in English. The chapter provides reflections on the advantages and the challenges of a transnational approach in the history of the anarchist movement.

  19. The factory councils in Turin, 1919-1920: the sole and authentic social representatives of the proletarian class

    Di Paola, Pietro
    The chapter investigates the experience of Factory councils in Turin during the Two Red Years (1919-1920) and the input that the anarchists gave to this experience.

  20. Modernism or tradition in low-technology? A humanistic perspective on the architecture of Paulina Wojciechowska

    Kolakowski, Marcin
    Low-tech is an important, but at the same time largely underestimated movement of contemporary architecture. The first part of this paper attempts to discuss the characteristics of this phenomenon in the context of the grand ideas of Modernism and demonstrate how important it is to define it. The existing definitions of low-tech presented in the second part of the article bear a significant downside as they only focus on the physical aspects of this movement, i.e. materials and methods of construction. The third part of the paper suggests an alternative definition which allows extending research to include a psychological perspective onto...

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