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

Access South Africa – trial available until 25 May 2017

By dsw|May 5, 2017|Africa, History, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

SOAS Library has arranged trial access to the news resource Access South Africa. The trial is available until 25 May 2017. Access South Africa provides full text news articles (current and archived) which can be used to pinpoint sources, compare perspectives and track subjects historically and geographically. It includes more than 120 titles from seven provinces, including titles such as Mail & Guardian, Beeld, The Citizen, City Press, The Witness, Son, Daily Sun, Hermanus

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Selected papers from the personal library of Colin Legum, 1919-2003 – trial available until 1st May 2017

By dsw|April 5, 2017|Africa, History, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The Library has arranged trial access to:   Selected papers from the personal library of Colin Legum, 1919-2003    Colin Legum was a South African-born journalist and anti-apartheid activist. This archive brings together a wealth of material relating to the modern development of South Africa, with particular reference to the anti-apartheid movement. On-campus access The trial is available until 1st May 2017.  Please send any feedback to Dawn Wright (dw3@soas.ac.uk) or

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Trial of African Blue Books of Statistics, 1821-1953 – available until 1 May 2017

By dsw|April 5, 2017|Africa, Economics, History, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The Library has arranged trial access to: African Blue Books of Statistics, 1821-1953 – trial available until 1 May 2017 ‘Blue Book’ is the name given to the annual statistical reports of the former British colonies in Africa. Colonial regulations issued in 1843 state: ‘The Annual Blue Book containing accounts of the Civil Establishment, of the Colonial Revenue and Expenditure and of various statistical particulars, etc. … must be filled

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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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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica: new acquisitions December 2016 and January 2017

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2017|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Religions|0 comments

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during December 2016 and January 2017. Please note that this section of the Library also includes material on the history and politics of modern Israel / Palestine. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue E-book content is accessible to SOAS

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Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica at SOAS: a selection of new titles received April & May 2016

By Mary Fisk|May 25, 2016|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Religions|0 comments

This is a selective list of new books received on topics relating to the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica during April and May 2016. Please note that some of these titles may be shelved in the Art and Archaeology section (Level D) and that this section also includes books on modern Israeli / Palestinian studies (Level B) Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Iconography of “Neo-Hittite” seals / by Agata Kubala

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica collections: March additions

By Mary Fisk|March 31, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Religions|0 comments

This is a selection of titles (print and electronic) added to the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica collections during March 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the Library catalogue record for each item Please note that this subject division also includes books on contemporary Israel and Palestine Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Mon dieu qu’ai-je fait? : Les diĝir-šà-dab-ba et la piété privée en Mésopotamie / Margaret

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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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Good Governance Africa – meet Dr Alain Tschudin, CEO of GGA, Monday 23rd November 2015

By dsw|November 20, 2015|Africa, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

    Dr Alain Tschudin of Good Governance Africa (GGA) is kindly donating a copy of the 2015-2016 Africa Survey and a year’s print subscription of their in-house journal ‘Africa in Fact’ to SOAS Library. On Monday 23rd November he will be in the Library from 2 – 3.30 pm in room C21 (Level C of the Library) if anyone would like to hear more about the work of the

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