An introduction to the World Trade Organisation

By Victoria Bird|June 7, 2017|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|

Full Fact have asked Professor Aoife O’Donoghue to put together a quick rundown on the World Trade Organisation and how it works as part of their series on Brexit and Europe. It provides a basic introduction on the organisation so might be of interest to undergraduates starting to look at globalization, trade and/or governance. To access, follow this link: https://fullfact.org/europe/introduction-world-trade-organisation/ Aoife O’Donoghue is an Associate Professor at Durham University Law School: https://www.dur.ac.uk/law/staff/?id=5868

New Books on Southeast Asia recently arrived in SOAS Library

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|February 28, 2017|Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, Development Studies, Economics, History, Politics and International Relations, Religions, South East Asia|0 comments

The politics of Shari’a law : Islamist activists and the state in democratizing Indonesia / Michael Buehler. Landscape, memory, and post-violence in Cambodia / James A. Tyner. Foundations of Islamic governance : a Southeast Asian perspective / Maszlee Malik. Migration, micro-business and tourism in Thailand : highlanders in the city / Alexander Trupp. (Ebook) Unresolved border, land and maritime disputes in Southeast Asia bi- and multilateral conflict resolution approaches and

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UK Data Service 2016 training webinar programme

By Victoria Bird|January 18, 2016|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The UK Data Service has released its 2016 programme of free regular introductory webinars, which will be held throughout the year. These will introduce different aspects of the service and explain our key datasets. These webinars are repeated throughout the year so you can choose a webinar session which is convenient for you. These are free and easy to join without the expense and trouble of travel any further than to

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Company and Bank Databases Training

By Victoria Bird|January 11, 2016|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

Wednesday 27 January sees a special training session for SOAS students which looks at BankScope – which provides financial data for more than 29,000 banks worldwide, Oriana – which lists 10 million companies across the Asia-Pacific, and Zephyr- which contains M&A, IPO and venture capital deals. Session starts at 1.30pm and ends at 3.30pm in E17. Please book your place via EventBrite: http://banks-company-information.eventbrite.co.uk. For more information, or to find out about

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UK Data Service Training

By Victoria Bird|September 24, 2015|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The following free webinars are being provided by the UK Data Service in October/November 2015: Webinar: Introduction to the UK Data Service – 6 October 2015, 3pm Webinar: Key data: International macrodata – 8 October 2015, 2pm  Webinar: Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service – 14 October 2015, 3pm  Webinar: Getting started with secondary data – 22 October 2015, 3pm  Online seminar: Data sources for research students – 28 October 2015, 3pm 

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Up and coming events at the King’s India Institute- this September

By Farzana Whitfield|September 17, 2015|Development Studies, Economics, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Literature, Politics and International Relations, South Asia|0 comments

All the events organised by the King’s India Institute are free. RSVP is not needed unless mentioned on the event listing.  Events in September 2015 Uski Roti ‘His Bread’ (1969, dir. Mani Kaul, Hindi with English subtitles) Indian Modernisms film series at The Tagore Centre for Global Thought Date:              21 September 2015 Venue:           Anatomy Lecture Theatre (K6.29), Strand Campus, London Time:              6.30-9pm Our first screening in the Indian Modernisms series.

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Free Webinars from UK Data Service

By Victoria Bird|August 24, 2015|Development Studies, Gender, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The following free webinars are being provided by the UK Data Service in September and October: Webinar: Key data: Business data – 10 September 2015, 3pm Webinar: Key data: Longitudinal data – 16 September 2015, 3pm Webinar: Introduction to the UK Data Service – 6 October 2015, 3pm Webinar: Key data: International macrodata – 8 October 2015, 2pm Webinar: Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service – 14 October 2015, 3pm Webinar: Getting

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‘Global Environment’ Journal now available electronically!

By Farzana Whitfield|August 18, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology, Development Studies, History, Unknown|0 comments

Global Environment: A Journal of History and Natural and Social Sciences is a half yearly periodical focusing on the environment and world history including economic development, social relations, production government, and international relations. One of the aims of the journal is to bring together a study of the natural and social sciences with history. This is reflected through peer reviewed research articles, interviews and other exciting features. Accessible through our database

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Development Studies – December 2013 to July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 10, 2015|Development Studies|

First world hunger revisited : food charity or the right to food? / edited by Graham Riches and Tiina Silvasti. Migration and care labour : theory, policy and politics / edited by Bridget Anderson, Isabel Shutes. [e-book via Dawsonera] Locating right to the city in the global south / edited by Tony Roshan Samara, Shenjing He and Guo Chen. The politics of inclusive development : interrogating the evidence / edited

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Try out the Declassified Documents Reference System

By Victoria Bird|July 17, 2015|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, History, Law, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

We are currently trialling the Declassified Documents Reference System. The database covers govenment documents from the United States and coverage ranges from the years immediately following World War II, when declassified documents were first made widely available, through the 1970s. Nearly every major foreign and domestic event of these years is covered: the Cold War, Vietnam, foreign policy shifts, the civil rights movement, and many others. DDRS enables users to

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