Sustaining Communities: Prospects and Challenges

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Georgios O. Tsobanoglou, PhD – Professor, Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece
Aikaterini T. Kokkinou, PhD – Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Financial and Management Engineering, University of the Aegean, Chios, Greece

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC026000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/ZCWG3228

This book focuses on current sociological and socioeconomic issues, including recent developments, techniques and strategies within the current socioeconomic development spectrum of the 21st century. More specifically, this book presents a discussion of the planning and designing of a modern sustainable socioeconomic system, adequate for modern societies and communities, analyzing both technical and socio-cultural aspects. Systems that are planned and designed without considering these aspects often limit their efficiency or even fail. On this matter, this book fills a gap in socioeconomic literature by exploring and studying main dimensions of the interaction between some of the most important socioeconomic aspects and related factors (both theoretically and empirically).

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Empowerment in the Balance
Hans Pruijt
Department of Public Administration and Sociology, Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Chapter 2. Community-Based Tourism: A Dialogic Proposition via Local-Based Development
Tania Maria de Freitas Barros Maciel and Monalisa Barbosa Alves
EICOS, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Chapter 3. Cooperative Supply Chains as an Old-New Opportunity for Sustainable Development
Anna Waligora
Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poznań, Poland

Chapter 4. Local Development and Social Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas as an Agency of Sustainable Development
Taxiarchis Vouglanis and Georgios O. Tsobanoglou
Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece

Chapter 5. Virtual Networks as Tools of Social Justice
Luciana de Oliveira Leal Halbritter, Maria Inacia D’Ávila Neto and Marie Louise Conilh de Beyssac
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Chapter 6. Circular Economy: Creating Value and Efficiency
Aikaterini T. Kokkinou
University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece

Chapter 7. The Influence of the Institutional Framework on Local Community Schemes in the Period of Economic Crisis 2011-2013: The Example of the Municipality of Athens
Nikos Sarris
National Centre for Social Research, Athens, Greece

Chapter 8. Communication and Culture for Sustainable Development: Building Community Resilience for Climate Justice in India
Kiran Prasad
Department of Communication and Journalism, Sri Padmavati Mahila University, Tirupati, India

Chapter 9. A Study on Competency Utilization of Women Entrepreneurs in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the Kanpur Region
Mukesh Ranga and Priyanka Pradham
Institute of Business Management, CSJM University, Kanpur (U.P.), India

Chapter 10. Employment and Its Reproduction. How a Workers’ Cooperative Community in Greece Bridges Work and Health Participation Issues Leading to Sustainability: The Viome Community in Thessaloniki
Theodora Pavlou and Georgios O. Tsobanoglou
Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece

Chapter 11. A Stakeholders’ Struggle: The Case of the High-Speed Rail across the Susa Valley, Piemonte Region, Italy
Chiara Vassillo1 and Sergio Ulgiati2
1
Department of Agriculture, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy
2Department of Science and Technology, Parthenope University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Chapter 12. COVID-19 and Patterns of Local and Global Migration in India
Preeti Tiwari
Centre for Development Studies, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, India

Chapter 13. Revisiting the Social Capital-Institution-Poverty Nexus
Sam Wong
University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Chapter 14. Child Poverty in Greece: A Priority Challenge
Dionyssis Balourdos
National Centre for Social Research, Athens, Greece

Chapter 15. Local Cultural Development in the Wine Region of Attica
Eudokia Methenity1 and George O. Tsobanoglou2
1
Municipality of Mesogaia, Mesogaia, Attica, Greece
2Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean, Lesvos, Greece

Chapter 16. Global-Local Internet Activism in Brazil: Campaigns, Online Petitions and Action Organization as a Borderline Movement
Marie Louise Conilh de Beyssac and Maria Inácia D’Ávila Neto
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Index


Editor’s ORCID iD

Georgios O. Tsobanoglouhttps://orcid.org/0000-003-3006-2758
Aikaterini T. Kokkinouhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0467-880X