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Women in politics 2017 infographic

Really great A3 size visual mapping created by the IPU which clearly shows on a worldwide map statistics and ranking on women’s political leadership and parliamentary representation. For up to date data on women in National Parliaments in March 2017 see the main IPU website  

Aid data

Financial tracking service United Nations UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA). maintains a site containing humanitarian contribution data relating to specific crises.  It measures aid from from donor governments and recipient agencies as well as information on specific pledges carried in the media, on donor websites, or quoted in pledging conferences.   The […]

Republican nomination delegate calculator

The New York Times have created a delegate calculator for the battle to be the Republican presidential candidate. The calculator allows you to simulate how the race between Donald Trump and his rivals may unfold.

Irish Bibliography of Press History

A new resource for those working on print media. The Irish Bibliography of Press History (IBPH) is an open access bibliography for the history of print media in Ireland. It focuses on scholarly, secondary literature. IBPH is produced by the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI).

New Databases on Economic Liberty and Human Development

Prof. Leandro Prados de la Escosura (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid) has made two new datasets publicly available: HIEL – Historical Index of Economic Liberty HIHD – Historical Index of Human Development Both databases can be freely downloaded, together with discussion papers that outline the main concepts and how the indices were constructed. A detailed list […]

New course in the anthropology of social media

UCL have launched a free online course in the anthropology of social media. It will start on the 29 February and is open to anyone with an “interest in social media and people.” Found out more here.

Global Social Theory

Globalsocialtheory.org is a new, collaborative resource on social theory from a global perspective. It provides free-to-read entries on key concepts and thinkers such as transnationalism, diaspora and Franz Fanon. Edited by Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Sociology at Warwick, it is

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