The European Convention on human rights was signed 67 years ago,. See this happy birthday video and blog on its importance from the Rights Information blog. Read the full text of the Treaty on the Council of Europe website Read the Equality and Human Rights commission explanation. Discussion from the Conversation blog.
The latest edition of this key report from the OECD is now available free to read online subscribers to the OECD library can download the full text. This year there are sections on the extent and nature of female entrepreneurship. This year there are also new sections on the ‘gig economy’. Other useful sources of […]
The Socialist and Communist Pamphlets digital collection New in 2017 from the University of Houston, the collection includes 40 socialist, communist, and anarchist pamphlets from a larger collection of radical political pamphlets held by them. Covers 1872-1920s and includes the Russian revolution. See this great example celebrating the first year of the Russian revolution which has […]
A database from the University of Nottingham which offers insight into the political history of Europe and the government of 48 nations from (1848-2015). It is possible for users to get data on the process of political institutionalisation trends in party systems, types of political system, electoral volatility and the composition of individual governments in […]
The EU has released the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which gathers together more than 30 indicators ranking European nations according to themes such as Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, Integration of Digital Technology and Digital Public Services. The website has good data visualizations as well as country reports and information about the […]
A really useful listing from Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR) blog which draws together in one place an A-Z listing of links to news resources that can be difficult to trace via other means. It lists over 200 titles arranged by country of origin. Other good sources of historic newspapers it is worth […]
Launched by Nesta to measure how well cities support start-ups and digital entrepreneurs. This year it has expanded and now covers 60 cities. The methodology ranks cities according to a number of factors including access to finance, infrastructure, mentoring and more. Full details on the website. London has the highest rating and the city file […]
Eurostat has just released a new series of statistics which present a multi-dimensional measure of well-being, considering social as well as economic factors. This follows the development of recent ONS publications to measure UK national well-being. Better Living Index developed by the OECD Social Progress Index from Deloitte which measures social and environmental conditions in […]
What do Americans fear? Find out in the Chapman University Survey. Categories include crime and natural disasters. Crime Survey for England and Wales has UK based data on public fears You can find other similar surveys via the UK Data Archive. European Crime Prevention Network has comparative resources.
Children of the Recession has used official data to rank the impact on children from EU and OECD countries. For UK data see the CPAG website.