How do the EU and specific world nations present themselves globally? Try consulting the Elcano Global Presence Index which is a tool for international relations specialists developed by the Fundación Real Instituto Elcano. It uses 3 dimensions: economic (exports and investments) military (troops deployed and the means for it) soft presence (science, technology, migration, tourism, […]
Part of the Northern Ireland Political Collection, curated by the Linen Hall Library, has been digitised. The Divided Society project makes available documents that were published between 1990 and 1998 in the UK, Ireland and further afield. Access is free to those in the UK, who have to make an account. Access the collection at: […]
Interesting report released by the University of Southampton and the New Local Government Network. It shows that votes to remain or leave were influenced by place and the economic development and connection to the global economy of that place, particularly regarding immigration and attitudes to the past. Analysis of survey data confirms that residents of […]
New independent economic analysis commissioned by the Mayor of London. Looks at the impact on London and the rest of the UK of 5 possible Brexit scenarios.
China has become the biggest donor of aid to Africa- read more about the background in this interesting article from the Conversation. The Economist has also recently launched the China Going Global Index . which you can download from its website after free registration. It ranks 59 major economies in terms of their attractiveness to […]
UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. Read the full text of this historic document online. Also recently released: The GA Handbook: A practical guide to the United Nations General Assembly (Second edition 2017) which explains the procedures and working of the General Assembly Here are […]
Positive negatives: an interesting example of comics being used to communicate key social issues. The website has articles, podcasts and videos which describe its aims and the charities it works with. There are also good examples of graphics, for example the Amnesty International ‘I welcome’ campaign to end violence against refugee women and Almaz which highlights […]
EVI-MED – Constructing an evidence base of contemporary Mediterranean migrations EVI-MED is a Middlesex University project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It is providing evidence on the nature and impact of migration into Europe focusing mainly on Italy and Greece. Its website will hold search and rescue data, insight from interviews […]
SOGICA is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) that explores the social and legal experiences of asylum seekers across Europe claiming international protection on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI). Focusing on Germany, Italy and the UK as case studies, and analysing how SOGI related claims are […]
This week was refugee week. For data on all aspects of refugees see the specialist UNHCR website The Mental Health and well-being portal which was launched by UEL last year to support regugees. It has resources on relaxation as well as references, presentations and a directory of resources and organisations.