Rural social movements in Latin America : organizing for sustainable livelihoods / edited by Carmen Diana Deere and Frederick S. Royce. Mining, the environment, and indigenous development conflicts / Saleem H. Ali. Treasures of the earth : need, greed, and a sustainable future / Saleem H. Ali. Different rainbows / edited by Peter Drucker. Aid, NGOs and the realities of women’s lives : a perfect storm / Tina Wallace Beyond
Just a reminder that the World Bank eLibrary is still available until 31st December 2103. The access is free of charge and the only requirement from the World Bank is that a number of users will give feedback through a questionnaire when the access has concluded. The Bank would greatly appreciate if you might take a few minutes to provide feedback via the World Bank eLibrary Evaluation Feedback Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wbelibrary2013trialsurvey. Access from here: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://elibrary.worldbank.org.
Join the UK Data Service for an hour-long webinar on 5 December 2013 showcasing the data available from the Service. The webinar will give an overview of the types of survey data available and how they can be accessed. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about the range of data available from the UK Data Service and why these datasets are useful. There will
Have you just started your PhD? The British Library Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover unique research materials. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships’ logs to websites, the collections cover every format and language and span the last 3,000 years. You will learn about the BL collections, find out how to access them, and meet expert staff and other researchers in your
Thomson Reuters Foundation has published its third annual poll of gender experts, focusing on women’s rights in Arab League states. It used over 300 experts to review assess the extent to which states adhered to key provisions of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The website has rankings, graphs and a full methodology.
Tomorrow 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 1pm and ends at 2.30pm in E17. Booking required, but – a few – spaces are still available. To book: http://soaslibrarybvd.eventbrite.com/. More information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/events/2013/06nov2013-bvd-databases—banking-and-company-information.html.
To celebrate the launch of a new platform, the World Bank eLibrary is being made available to us from 30th October 2013 until 31st December 2103. The access is free of charge and the only requirement from the World Bank is that a number of users will give feedback through a questionnaire when the access has concluded. This database provides access to the complete collection of research and information from the
Afghanaid started working in Afghanistan in 1983. This year they are celebrating 30 years of continuous work through a photographic exhibition – bringing to life the resilience of the Afghan people and the way in which their lives have been transformed. The exhibition will be held at Gallery Different (14 Percy Street, London W1T 1DR) and open to the public from Tuesday, 5th November to Saturday, 9th November. The exhibition will also include a 30-year timeline of
Britain has the highest total of Chinese investment in Europe, and ranks 8th globally, according to a report that has been published by a US conservative think tank. Worldwide, China and Chinese companies have been big investors in the energy and power sector over the last decade, with this accounting for almost half of all the money invested overseas. Metals and transportation are also popular investments. In Britain, the pattern
Encountering Development : The Making and Unmaking of the Third World /Escobar, Arturo [e-book from ebrary] Reintegration of Armed Groups After Conflict : Politics, Violence and Transition / Berdal, Mats & Ucko, David [e-book from ebrary] Theories and Practices of Development / Willis, Kate [e-book from ebrary] Social Science Encyclopedia (2nd Edition) / Kuper, Adam & Kuper, Jessica [e-book from ebrary] Women and War : Gender Identity and Activism in Times