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Mar 28 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source


All Eyes on U.S. Federal Courts as Deferred Action Programs Halted

Attention is now squarely focused on the U.S. federal courts where the legal battle over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration continues. While congressional efforts to roll back the directives appear to have been put aside, at least temporarily, implementation of the signature deferred action programs announced in November 2014 remains blocked. The administration, however, is moving forward with other aspects of the executive order, as this article explores.


Destination China: The Country Adjusts to its New Migration Reality

Faced with rising numbers of foreign entries (long- and short-term), China in 2012 adopted new legislation to manage its migration flows—the first reform to the country’s immigration law since 1985. With an underlying tension in the legal framework between restricting immigrants deemed unwanted and welcoming those viewed as desirable, this feature examines the exit-entry law’s key points.

[Source: Migration Information Source March 16, 2015]


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Mar 19 2015

Exhibit “70 years, 70 documents” by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library


To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library produced an online exhibition of pictures in 70 key documents with highlights on the organization’s work in the areas of peace and security, humanitarian assistance, development, and human rights. This online exhibit can be viewed under the research guides at http://research.un.org/en/UN70

At present, the exhibit with documents 1941-1965 is currently available while new documents will be added on a monthly basis.  Documents after 1965 will be released in late April 2015 onwards. Check back then and vote for your favourite important documents of the decade.


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Mar 06 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States

An estimated 41.3 million immigrants lived in the United States in 2013, about 13 percent of the total U.S. population, constituting the world’s largest foreign-born population. This Spotlight from MPI’s Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova offers the most current and sought-after data on immigrants in the United States—including origin, educational attainment, the unauthorized, deportations, and more—in one easy-to-use resource.


Following the Money: Chinese Labor Migration to Zambia

Migration has begun to follow the flow of capital after years of Chinese investment in major infrastructure projects in Zambia. This feature article, based on original research including the coding of 25,000 Zambian entry permits, examines the emerging migration pattern from China to Zambia, as Chinese migration to the country has increased 60 percent since 2009.

[Source: Migration Information Source March 3, 2015]


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Mar 05 2015

Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance March 7, 2015

There will be a scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library on March 7, 2015 at 5pm for up to 3 hours.

We apologise for any inconvenienced caused during this period as access  will be disrupted.



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Mar 03 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Policy Beat
As Implementation Nears, U.S. Deferred Action Programs Encounter Legal, Political Tests

President Obama’s sweeping executive action to shield as many as 3.7 million unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents from deportation is facing tough legal and political challenges. This month’s Policy Beat examines the efforts to proceed with implementation of DAPA and the expansion of DACA despite a lawsuit brought by a coalition of 26 states and staunch opposition in the Republican-controlled Congress.


The Geopolitical Origins of the U.S. Immigration Act of 1965

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, radically altering U.S. policy and reshaping the demographic profile of the United States. Examining the foreign policy and domestic concerns leading to the law’s enactment, David S. FitzGerald and David Cook-Martín argue that the demise of the national-origins quota system was driven by geopolitical factors.

[Source: Migration Information Source February 18, 2015]


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Mar 03 2015

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

  1. When Your Eating Disorder Doesn’t Have a Name
  2. The Bystander Effect: Why Crowds Ignore People in Peril
  3. Better Night’s Sleep May Help Kids with ADHD
  4. Can People Daydream Away Their Stress?
  5. Sleep Paralysis Linked to Genetics, Anxiety and Stressful Events
  6. Tackling Eating Disorders with School-Based Initiatives
  7. Anti-Smoking Drug Helps Reluctant Quitters
  8. Eating Disorders Linked with Financial Difficulties in Female Students

Source: http://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org/


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Feb 26 2015

ProQuest upcoming maintenance on March 1, 2015

On March 1, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of the products. The window is scheduled to begin at 11 AM and will last for five  hours.

During this time, access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available, and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.


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Feb 24 2015

United Nations human rights jurisprudence database launched

The UN Human Rights Office has recently launched a major online database of Treaty Bodies’ case law, which is known as Jurisprudence, http://juris.ohchr.org. It forms as a starting resource of the human rights recommendations and findings issued by various Committees* in their work on individual cases.

The database was developed based on data originally from the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) of Utrecht University School of Law since the mid-1990s.

It contains case law indexed by various categories with search criteria including Region, State, year of publication, subject keywords, sessions and type of decisions.

* The Committees that can receive and consider individual complaints are:

Human Rights Committee (CCPR)
Committee against Torture (CAT)
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED)
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)


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Feb 09 2015

New Publications from ISEAS Publishing

Japan’s ASEAN Policy: In Search of Proactive Multilateralism 

Sueo Sudo

The central puzzle in the study of Japanese foreign policy has been why Japan has continued to play a passive role in international affairs, despite its impressive economic and political power. Challenging this central puzzle, the core argument of this study is to present an alternative path for the study of Japanese foreign policy.

Tragic Orphans: Indians in Malaysia 

Carl Vadivella Belle

In 1938, noting that the bulk of the Indian population formed a “landless proletariat” and despairing of the ability of the factionalized Indian community to unite in pursuit of common objectives, activist K.A. Neelakanda Ayer forecast that the fate of Indians in Malaya would be to become “Tragic orphans – of whom India has forgotten and Malaya looks down upon with contempt”.

Institutions and Social Mobilization: The Chinese Education Movement in Malaysia, 1951-2011 

Ang Ming Chee

This book marks a major contribution since the work of Tan Liok Eee (1997) on the Dongjiaozong movement in Malaysia.

Bureaucracy and Development: Reflections from the Indonesian Water Sector 

Diana Suhardiman

The fall of the New Order government in 1998 and the political reform that followed posed substantial challenges for Indonesia’s bureaucracy to continue fulfilling its mandate. This book analyses the process of bureaucratic reform in the irrigation sector.

The Population of Malaysia (Second Edition) 

Saw Swee-Hock

The second edition of this book presents a most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the multiracial population of Malaysia, with painstaking effort and skill of the author in interpreting the vast array of materials and statistics at his disposal.

A Prince in a Republic: The Life of Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX of Yogyakarta 

John Monfries

Hamengku Buwono IX, the late Sultan of Yogyakarta Special Province, is revered by Indonesians as one of the great founders of the modern Indonesian state. He leaves a positive but in some ways ambiguous legacy in political terms.

A 14th Century Malay Code of Laws: The Nitisarasamuccaya 

Uli Kozok

That is why the impressive results of the fieldwork and subsequent analytical research by the German scholar, Dr. Uli Kozok, are remarkable. By devoting considerable time and funds to his project in the interior of Sumatra, Kozok has produced results that will change the writing of the history of Malay.


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Feb 02 2015

Important Information about Oxford Textbook of Medicine

We are aware of issues with the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, which means that the title is currently unavailable on Oxford Medicine Online.

Publisher is working to resolve the issue and hope to restore access as soon as possible.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your patience.


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