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6 Publications
OpenAIRE 3.0 (OA, funding)


  • To what Extent Is the Triple-Helix-Model of Etzkowitz & Leydesdorff of Use for the Implementation of Smart Governance? – an Analysis Referring on Implemented Triple Helix-Constellations

    Hohmann, Lukas (2016)
    The Triple Helix Model, established by Etzkowitz and Leydesdorff, is a model, which copes with different forms of university – industry – government interaction. It reacts on the rising uncertainty and ignorance in society, which are results of the developments towards a knowledge society. The defined organisational frameworks they illustrate, shall be evaluated with regards to their usability in the context of Smart Governance – a type of governance, which demands new, intelligent democratic...

    What would McLuhan say about the smartphone?: applying McLuhan’s tetrad to the smartphone

    Adam, Isabelle (2016)
    In this essay, the smartphone as a new technology and medium is analysed with regards to its effects on individuals and society. McLuhan’s tetrad serves as a framework for analysis, consisting of a set of four effects to examine media in their historical context and present environment as well as the characteris-tics and attributes of the medium itself. These effects include: enhancement, obsolescence, retrieval, and reversal. The smartphone enhances the accessibility and convenience of the m...

    Does the digital age require new models of democracy?: lasswell's policy scientist of democracy vs. Liquid democracy

    Gregorius, Jelena (2015)
    This essay provides a debate about Lasswell’s policy scientist of democracy (PSOD, 1948) in comparison to the model of liquid democracy (21st century) based on the question if the digital age requires new models of democracy. The PSOD of Lasswell, a disciplinary persona, is in favour of an elitist approach to democracy including elite decision-making, as well as the values of wealth and power. Liquid democracy, on the other hand, emerged from the notion that the Internet provides a vast amoun...

    Redefining and scoping sexuality education for RHU

    Huisman, Mariska
     With only one in five secondary-school aged children attending secondary school, a quarter of teenaged girls being pregnant or already having a child (Uganda Bureau of Statistics, 2012), and one out of every five people living below the poverty line in Uganda (CIA, 2013) statistics show the ever prevalent need for sexuality education. As an organisation working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, Reproductive Health Uganda wants to standardise and integrate sexuality e...

    Fighting a Lost Cause

    Haaf, Mario (2015)
    This essay claims that the declared war on drugs has failed, it has caused more harm than good, and that a new approach is necessary. The focus of analysis lays especially on the implemented drug policies of Mexico and the United States. The goal is to point out the flaws of the current policy based on prohibition and persecution by analyzing its origins and comparing the current approach with the failures of the alcohol prohibition in the 1920s in the United States. One of the main points th...
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