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1 A solid foundation laid below ground level to support or strengthen a building.

Visions of the future and the method of envisioning are common approaches for making claims about and for the future. On the one hand, we can have our own vision, and we also expect certain people (mostly leaders) to have vision. On the other hand, most futures practitioners confirm that a (shared) vision is needed for successful action, and the active development of vision is therefore to be encouraged. However, theory development has been limited and many authors do not go beyond the confirmation that it is important to have or develop (a) vision, mostly in relation to a specific desire for action. Vision appears to be much more a phenomenon (in its original sense as ‘appearance’) than a theory. Hence, what we should expect from a vision theory is a deeper understanding of what vision is, what the added value of the process of visioning could be, and how we have to appreciate and assess (explicit) vision statements. In this contribution, we propose a basic theoretical framework in order to move towards the underpinning of ‘visionary’ approaches.
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The contextual safeguarding approach and audit toolkit have been informed by the social theory of Pierre Bourdieu. Bourdieu’s theory provides us with an approach for understanding the interplay between social rules and young people’s abusive behaviours. The following animated video gives an accessible overview of how this theory underpins the contextual safeguarding work and how theory can be used by practitioners to inform their work.
In order to use the Contextual Safeguarding Audit Toolkit it is important that you read each section in turn. This site is designed to take you through each stage step-by-step and guide you through the process. Everything here is free to use for non-members but by becoming a free member of the Contextual Safeguarding Network you can track your progress through the audit and access other contextual safeguarding resources.

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Intergenerational studies have been widely used in life course epidemiology both to examine primary research hypotheses and to explore underlying mechanisms for established associations. This chapter describes the theoretical underpinning for using different types of intergenerational studies in life course epidemiology and discusses how results from such studies should be interpreted. Specifically, it considers the use and interpretation of cousin, sibling, and twin intergenerational studies; egg donation/surrogate mother intergenerational studies; maternal-paternal comparisons; and intergenerational migrant studies and Mendelian randomization in intergenerational studies in life course epidemiology.
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American higher education is facing another major transition with escalating costs, an influx of diverse students, and an over all question about the return on investment for higher education. Within these complexities, this essay will consider the practical history and theoretical underpinning which inform the experience for students with complex intersectionality. After reflecting on the higher education legal issues and Duboisian theory, the essay will provide recommendations for students and higher education personnel.
University of Ottawa, Students

Closer examination reveals that existing case management education programs often lack a theoretical underpinning .
Additional research should also continue to develop a theoretical underpinning for which input-output combinations are desirable, though this may change over time.

Police misconduct and the location of street crimes and deviance have received much research attention. The location of police misconduct, by contrast, has not. Taking the case of Ireland, where policing underwent significant reform in 2007, police oversight data are mapped to determine the location and nature of complaints and any clustering of police misconduct, particularly in areas of greatest deprivation usually associated with people coming into most frequent contact with police. The implications of the findings for police, police oversight, and existing theories by which geography of deviance is framed are discussed.
Brian Moss, Police Misconduct: Mapping its Location, Seriousness and Theoretical Underpinning, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, Volume 13, Issue 4, December 2019, Pages 455–469,