The Taliban Sources Project (TSP) is one of few Taliban documentation projects in existence and includes the cultural, social, and legal output for the years 1979-2011. It was launched online in 2020 by the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) in cooperation with the University of Oslo. It was developed from a private collection compiled between 2006 and […]
A new comic book based on a wider research project funded by the University Grants Commission and the UK-India Educational Research Initiative and led by Radhika Govinda and Krishna Menon. It considers feminisms in the academy, focusing upon questions of identity, pedagogy and violence. A key issue is: How has feminism become institutionalised in the academy, […]
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Shocking results from the Access & Participation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities in UK Postgraduate Research – Policy Briefing UK CGE The proportion of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students enrolled in UK H.E. in 2018/19 dropped from 24.81% at undergraduate level to 18.07% at postgraduate research level (excluding enrolments where ethnicity is unknown). Between 2016/17 […]
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The Institute of Economics and Peace has just released its latest annual report ranking nations and regions in terms of peacefulness. Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. Get the full date from the website and consult earlier reports.
The second edition has recently been released in a collaboration between The African Union Commission, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank. ARII uses sixteen indicators, grouped into five dimensions, to measure how well each country and region in Africa is integrated with its neighbours. The indicators are grouped into 5 areas: Trade […]
Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution A digital archive of text multimedia and images curated by staff at the University of Warwick. It focuses upon popular culture, music, graffiti, cartoons and art and its link with the revolution and democracy. The site also contains timelines, essays and teachers guides.
PandemicPolitics A group of UK academic staff and researchers are blogging and writing on political behaviour, crisis management theory, international relations and political psychology to consider public attitudes to policy such as social distancing
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The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) is an independent non-profit think tank based in Berlin. It has just launched the Academic Freedom Index in close cooperation with FAU University Erlangen-Nuremberg, V‑Dem and the Scholars at Risk Network. Its website has a methodology, case studies and data. There is a full report and a working paper which look […]
25 years since the Beijing conference, aid specifically for women and girls is rising, according to latest data from the OECD It analysed OECD and DAC data invested by bilateral donors through the Creditor reporting system, spotlighting gender equality and women’s empowerment. It found that in 2017-2018 DAC members targeted an average of USD 49.3 billion per […]
Latest annual reviews from the US state department. It is submitted to the Congress by the Department of State pursuant to Sections 116(d) and 502B(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Apart from individual country reviews of protection which cover laws, and protection against discrimination on grounds gender, age, religion, there are also sections […]