Risk and security
This interesting ESRC-funded project is examining (Mis)information flows, propagation and responsible governance in the digital world. It is being funded November 2014-November 2016 so some full-text papers are now being added to the website. Topics covered include case studies of digital wildfires when things go viral, ethical and regulatory questions and security and policing. The latter […]
Just released by the US state Department, these annual reports have regional and country reports as well as essays reviewing global trends, terrorism safe havens and terrorist organisations. The website has an archive of similar reports from 2000 onwards allowing tracing of long term trends. The Global Terrorism report from The Institute for Economics and […]
UNU Jargon Buster glossary app for smartphones has about 450 A-Z entries. Find out what the many UN abbreviations mean including those of programmes and organisations. They are also helpfully cross-referenced with the Sustainable Development Goals. If you are looking for help with research on the United Nations try the helpful guides produced by the Dag […]
Good Governance Africa is an organisation based in Africa which aims to improve government performance on the continent. Its website offers free access to its Africa in Fact publication for the last few years which contains articles discussing governance and government management in Africa. Other useful resources on standards of African governance include: Ibrahim Index of African […]
Newsmuseum has created a teaching and learning site which has archived front pages of newspaper coverage of events, plus lesson plans and links to historical resources on early 20th-century American race riots.
Nigerian Presidential elections are due to take place soon. The Nigeria Security Tracker from the Council on Foreign Relations provides a useful tool for understanding the background of political violence since 2011.
Legatum Prosperity Index is an annual ranking of 142 countries. It uses eight categories: economy, entrepreneurship & opportunity, governance, education, health, safety & security, personal freedom and social capital. The website has information on the methodology and data for the last 6 years.
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According to data from the Committee to Protect Journalists in 2013 it was Syria, Iraq and Egypt. See the Guardian Datablog visualisation graphic. In a recent survey the International Women’s Media Foundation found that 21% of respondents had experienced physical violence and 47.9% some form of sexual harassment.
NATO on Duty A new official interactive map has been launched by NATO based on Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) software. Find out about current missions and partnerships. It also some links to stories and case studies provided by NATO.
Embedded! Archaeologists and Anthropologists in Modern Landscapes of Conflict Interesting webcasts from a conference held as part of the Engaged Scholarship Workshops organized by Brown University’s Middle East Studies. The presentations consider how social scientists working in conflict war zones have interacted with the military. It covers the use of military technology, social relations, ethics and research […]