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Communication for Development and Social Change free pdf This book deals with the processes required to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and effect positive developmental change. It is contextual and based on dialogue. The stakeholders' participation also needs to be promoted. This is essential in order to understand of their perceptions, perspectives, values, attitudes and practices so that these can be incorporated into the design and implementation of development initiatives. The book, for the most part, follows the two-way horizontal model of communication, but also makes use of the many- to-many form of communication to facilitate the understanding of people's perceptions, priorities and knowledge with its use of a number of tools, techniques, media and methods. It aims to give voice to the problems of those most affected by the developmental issue(s) at stake, allowing them to participate directly in defining and implementing solutions and identifying the direction of development.

About Jan Servaes

Jan Servaes (Ph.D., 1987, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (USA), Editor-in-Chief of Communication for Development and Social Change: A Global Journal (Hampton Press), Associate Editor of Telematics and Informatics: An International Journal on Telecommunications and Internet Technology (Elsevier), Editor of the Southbound Book Series Communication for Development and Social Change, and Editor of the Hampton Book Series Communication, Globalization and Cultural Identity. He chaired the Scientific Committee for the World Congress on Communication for Development (Rome, 25-27 October 2006), organized by the World Bank, FAO and the Communication Initiative. Servaes has taught International Communication and Development Communication in Australia (Brisbane), Belgium (Brussels and Antwerp), the USA (Cornell), the Netherlands (Nijmegen) and Thailand (Thammasat, Bangkok). He has been President of the European Consortium for Communications Research (ECCR, www.eccr.info) and Vice-President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR, www.iamcr.net), in charge of Academic Publications and Research, from 2000 to 2004. Servaes has undertaken research, development, and advisory work around the world and is known as the author of journal articles and books on such topics as international and development communication- ICT and media policies- intercultural communication and language- participation and social change- and human rights and conflict management.

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Author : Jan Servaes
Publisher : Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd
Data Published : 01 February 2008
ISBN : 0761936092
EAN : 9780761936091
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 428 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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