OpenDissertations.org, a project from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BiblioLabs, has now been officially been launched. It lists more than 800,000 Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD). It includes any electronic theses listed in the British Library’s EThOS Service as well as material listed in American doctoral theses and masters theses. Search by author, keyword and date. There are […]
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April 20th is designated by the United Nations as Chinese Language day it seeks to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Some great recommended resources are: Chinese Foreign Policy Database from the Wilson Center which provides a marvellous reference source for Chinese foreign policy from 1949 onwards. It includes a timeline and chronology of key events. Thematic […]
In March a new tool, the Statelessness Index, to compare national EU government policies towards stateless persons was launched by the European Network on Statelessness It makes it possible to compare nations according to themes such as stateless population data, detention and legal protection measures. There are also individual country surveys and rankings which include assessments […]
What are countries doing to combat terrorism? Find out in the latest Counterterrorism Yearbook annual report now available free on the Internet from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. The Yearbook is arranged by policy and operations.
Launched in 2017 by Georgetown University in conjunction with Peace Research Institute (PRIO)— this free tool ranks 153 countries on both peace and security—and women’s inclusion and justice. It aims to address previous omissions of gender in conflict measures. This blog posting now explains the purpose of the index and its difference from others available.
The United Nations University has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer. This provides access to a growing collection of its research commentary and multimedia related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. These include poverty, environment and peace.
Helpful new paper from the House of Commons Library: Briefing Paper 8265 by Philip Brien and Matthew Keep, published in March 2018 It covers income and spending from 1689-2016 and includes statistical charts on total government income and spending as a percentage of GDP for the last 300 years. There are also sections on taxation and other […]
Last week the OECD introduced the OECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming & Implementing Gender Equality. This aims to identify measures to increase women’s participation in a range of situations focusing on the 4 areas of government, parliament, judiciary and public administration. The main portal offers free access to a wealth of gender related resources. Use it to […]
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, […]
This is the website of a research project run jointly by the Global Development Institute (GDI, University of Manchester) and the Sheffield Institute for International Development. It is attempting to map the complex landscape of relationships within the UK-based international development NGO sector. It is using information already available in the public domain, focusing on members of […]