• Australian MPs and the Internet: Avoiding the digital age?

      Ward, Stephen; Lusoli, Wainer; Gibson, Rachel; University of Oxford ; University of Chester ; University of Leicester (Blackwell, 2007-06)
      Based on content analysis of representatives' websites and face-to-face interviews, this article discusses the way in which Australian MPs (Federal House of Representatives) have adopted the internet to get and keep in touch with their constituents, in the case of large electorates. The results indicate that while websites amongst legislators are growing, they are used primarily as supplementary, administrative tools.
    • More than zero tolerance? Burnout and tolerance for patient aggression amongst mental health nurses in China and the UK

      Whittington, Richard; Higgins, Louise; University of Liverpool ; Chester College of Higher Education (Blackwell, 2002-06-18)
      This article discusses attitudes toward patient aggressive behaviour amongst mental health nurses in China and the UK and the relationship between these attitudes and burnout.
    • Online participation in the UK: Testing a 'contextualised' model of internet effects

      Gibson, Rachel; Lusoli, Wainer; Ward, Stephen (Blackwell, 2005-11-01)
      This article discusses a new test of the mobilisation thesis on how the internet effects political participation. The data is taken from a May 2002 NOP survey of 1972 UK adults.
    • Seismic and volcanic hazards in Peru: Changing attitudes to disaster mitigation

      Degg, Martin; Chester, David; University College Chester ; University of Liverpool (Blackwell, 2005-07-05)
      This article discusses how the United Nations sponsored International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR 1990–2000) has led to increased co-operation between earth scientists and social scientists, focusing on the example of Peru.