Off-campus access to Bankscope, Oriana, Zephyr and EIU CountryData

By Victoria Bird|March 7, 2013|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

It is now possible for SOAS students and staff to access Bankscope, Oriana, Zephyr and EIU CountryData off campus, via Shibboleth, and without the need of an extra password. To access, either click the links below, or for more information on what each database contains, access from the Data and Statistics section of the Library Website. Bankscope: detailed financial information for more than 29,000 banks worldwide Zephyr: M&A, IPO and venture capital

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Politics and International Relations – February 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 1, 2013|Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The political future of Hong Kong : democracy within Communist China / Kit Poon.  Democracy after democratization : the Korean experience / Jang-Jip Choi.  Regionalism and rebellion in Yemen : a troubled national union / Stephen W. Day.  Superstition as ideology in Iranian politics : from Majlesi to Ahmadinejad / Ali Rahnema.  The politics of nationalism in modern Iran / by Ali M. Ansari.  In the shadow of violence :

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Arab Human Rights Index

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|February 25, 2013|Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The Human Rights Index for the Arab Countries, sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR), is a repository for the entire set of United Nations documents pertaining to human rights and the responses, including reservations, by the Arab member states to the committees that monitor the core international human rights treaties. The Arab Human Rights Index (AHR) covers each Arab country’s ratification of

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Politics – January 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 20, 2013|Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The making of terrorism in Pakistan : historical and social roots of extremism / Eamon Murphy. Deconstructing international politics / by Michael Dillon. Peacebuilding : from concept to commission / by Robert Jenkins. Turkey since 1989 : angry nation / Kerem Oktem. Dancing in the glory of monsters : the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa / Jason K. Stearns. Partisan histories : the past in

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ELDIS has had a new makeover!

By Farzana Whitfield|January 30, 2013|Development Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Image taken from the ELDIS Website, “Get the data” page: ELDIS started out as one of the very first online development resources way back in 1995. It is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues. It has had a new make-over, with the intention of making its information and resources more accessible. Eldis includes over 30,000 summaries and links to

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Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA) free access to 10th anniversary issue

By Victoria Bird|January 15, 2013|Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

FREE access to 10th Anniversary Celebratory Issue Volume 11, Issue Supplement S1, January 2013 This special issue is a celebration of ten years of the journal. Given the excellent flow of submissions, the editorial team decided not to invite contributions specifically for this issue, but to select a sample of representative articles coming through the regular submission process. The set of topics ranges from ethnic and political conflict to credit

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Chindia- New e- book on China and India as Superpowers

By Farzana Whitfield|January 3, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Politics and International Relations, South Asia|0 comments

If you have wondered about where China and India is heading and how it might impact you more than it has already done, then this book  titled: Chindia Alert: Forewarned is Forearmed is for you. It aims to inform and alert you to the threat and opportunities that China and India pose. It is based on extensive and intensive research. There is not only huge interest in China and India, but

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International Migrants Day

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 18, 2012|Development Studies, Law, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Studying Migration? Today is the UN International Migrants Day.The Library has many books and other resources on this topic. In honour of the day, here are some selected items of relevance to this topic: The Journal of Refugee Studies, available online, explores the complex problems of forced migration and national, regional and international responses. Recent book acquisitions in the Library include: Labour migration and human trafficking in Southeast Asia : critical Perspectives

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Where in the world?

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|December 17, 2012|Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Finding up-to-date and reliable maps that accurately reflect the impact of unrest or natural disaster can be very tricky. Here are a few pointers. UNOSAT‘s* latest satellite map releases shows Al Zaatari Refugee Camp, with ongoing updates likely. Other maps recently produced include the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan, floods on the Chad/Cameroon border and a Satellite Analysis of Standing Waters in Rivers State, Nigeria. The UN cartographic section also has general and

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Politics and International Relations – November 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 12, 2012|Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Political economy of statebuilding : power after peace / edited by Mats Berdal and Dominik Zaum. Red journeys : inside the Thai red-shirt movement / by Claudio Sopranzetti. From unity to multiplicities : social movement transformation and democratization in Asia / edited by Hee-Yeon Cho, Andrew Aeria, Songwoo Hur. Teresa Kok : partner in democracy / by Roshan Jason. Civil war termination and the source of total peace in Cambodia

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