‘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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Watch this: Outbreak: The Truth About Ebola

By David Pearson|June 4, 2015|Africa, Development Studies|0 comments

BBC 2, Today, 4th June, 11:20pm iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05xgvh0  Award winning producer Dan Edge created this film which tells the inside story on how and why the worst Ebola outbreak in history wasn’t stopped before it was too late. It traces the most recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa all the way back to the bat roost thought to be the virus’ first human contact. From there the human trail of infection is tracked

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Which Country Tops the Happiest in the World?

By Farzana Whitfield|April 24, 2015|Development Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Sustainable Development Solutions Network– a global initiative for the United Nations has launched the 3rd edition of the World Happiness report 2015. It has ranked Switzerland as the happiest nation, followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Countries which were regarded as the least happiest included, Burundi, Rwanda and Syria. Released on April 23, 2015, it looks at the changes in happiness levels in 158 countries, and examines the reasons

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2 Development Studies ‘online only’ journals added to our collection

By Farzana Whitfield|January 29, 2015|Development Studies|0 comments

SOAS Library has access to 2 exciting and challenging research based journals: The Journal of Development Effectiveness publishes high quality papers reporting evidence of the impact of projects, programs and policies in developing countries, and discussions of experience in conducting impact evaluations and using their findings to inform policy and program design. The European Journal of Development Research is a journal that we had electronic access up to until 2010

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Trial Access to Armed Conflict Database from the International Institute of Strategic Studies

By Bob Burns|January 23, 2015|Africa, Development Studies, History, Law, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

We currently have trial access (until 20 Feb 2015) to the Armed Conflict Database (ACD) from the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The Armed Conflict Database monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts. In addition to the comprehensive historical background for each conflict, the weekly timelines and the monthly updates, the

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Eldis Top Ten Downloads for 2014

By Farzana Whitfield|January 21, 2015|Development Studies|0 comments

Eldis has published a top ten best-seller list of the most downloadable documents during 2014. One of the most requested interests was on the subject of climate change. To find out more, see the link below. http://www.eldis.org/go/latest-news/news/eldis-top-10-downloads-of-2014#.VL_V9Hvp-Dk  

Development Studies – December 2014 and January 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 12, 2015|Development Studies|0 comments

Alternative development : unravelling marginalization, voicing change / edited by Cathrine Brun, Piers Blaikie, Michael Jones. Climate Change Mitigation In Developing Countries : A Critical Assessment Of The Clean Development Mechanism / Paula Castro.  Evaluation methodologies for aid in conflict / edited by Ole Winckler Andersen, Beate Bull, Megan Kennedy-Chouane. Human rights / Kerri Woods. Mining capitalism : the relationship between corporations and their critics / Stuart Kirsch. Redefining human

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Development Studies – October and November 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 9, 2015|Development Studies|0 comments

The water, energy and food security nexus : lessons from India for development / edited by M. Dbnesh Kumar, Nitin Bassi, A. Narayanamoorthy and M.V.K. Sivamohan. Theatre for women’s participation in sustainable development / Beth Osnes. UNRWA and Palestinian refugees: from relief and works to human development / edited by Sari Hanafi, Leila Hilal and Lex Takkenberg. Water and post-conflict peacebuilding / edited by Erika Weinthal, Jessica Troell, and Mikiyasu

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