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May 29 2015

Latest news from Migration Policy Institute

As Europe copes with surge of crossings in Mediterranean, new report argues far deeper insight is needed into migrant decision-making and smuggler business model

The report, Before the boat: Understanding the migrant journey, makes the case that policymakers are making decisions ‘while in the dark’ about the decision-making process and the assessment of risk that migrants face at every step of the journey. They also lack detailed insight about the business model of the smuggling networks that are delivering often desperate people to Europe’s doorstep in exchange for significant remuneration, argue authors Jacob Townsend and Christel Oomen of Farsight, a Brussels-based social enterprise with a focus on migration that has organised interviews with thousands of migrants and would-be migrants.

The Before the boat report can be read at: www.migrationpolicy.org/research/boat-understanding-migrant-journey.

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May 27 2015

Access journal articles from Policy Press

Policy Press journals on Scopus

Families, Relationships and Societies and Voluntary Sector Review have recently been accepted for coverage on Scopus. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, and acceptance for inclusion is a mark of high quality.

HKUL users can access the journals via http://library.hku.hk/record=b5361946  & http://library.hku.hk/record=b5361942

 

Read the following free journal articles for May 2015:

Policy & Politics

‘Multiculturalism is never talked about': community cohesion and local policy contradictions in England

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3023100

Evidence & Policy

Perceptions on the role of evidence: an English alcohol policy case study

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4161889

Journal of Poverty & Social Justice

Fuel poverty and high-rise living: using community-based interviewers to investigate tenants’ inability to keep warm in their homes

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4376299

Voluntary Sector Review

Mapping the environmental third sector in england: a distinctive field of activity?

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b5361942

Families, Relationships & Societies

Troubling the family: coming out as lesbian and gay

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b5361946

Critical and Radical Social Work

‘Everyone is blaming us!’ Conceptualising current anti-Roma racism in Europe and its necessary implications for anti-racist social work
HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b5361937

[Source: Policy Press]

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May 27 2015

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

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May 25 2015

Access articles from Routledge Gender Studies

Explore Asian Journal of Women’s Studies

Explore the latest issue with free access.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2639446

Free article access: Shaping the online fat acceptance movement

Recently published online in Journal of Gender Studies – ‘Shaping the online fat acceptance movement: talking about body image and beauty standards’, is available to read for free here.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1983107

Is it fair that Gender affects the right to Education?

Read more about gender and education in relation to achieving the second Millennium Development Goal with free article access. Established to achieve universal primary education, progress has been made towards this goal, showing the value of a unifying agenda underpinned by goals and targets.

Please click here to begin exploring for free today.

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May 25 2015

Access articles from Routledge Behavioral Science

Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW15

To support Mental Health Awareness Week taking place this year between May 11-17, read the articles on the theme of Mindfulness. Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, without getting stuck in the past or worrying about the future. Mindfulness can be practiced anywhere at any time. Read these Mindfulness articles for free.

New to Routledge: Self & Society: An International Journal for Humanistic Psychology

Please click here to access to Volume 43, Issue 1, 2015.

Psychotherapy Research

To commemorate the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Psychotherapy Research, the Editors Chris Muran & Wolfgang Lutz have looked back over the twenty-five years of the journal offering free access to the most cited articles. Please click here to access.

HKUL users can continue to access these articles via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2518336.

Diversity & Cultural Psychiatry Free Article Collection

Read a collection of over fifty-five articles on the topic of Diversity and Cultural Psychiatry. Please view and download these articles for FREE until May 31, 2016.

Access the collection here.

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May 21 2015

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Spotlight

Indian Immigrants in the United States

Indian immigrants represent the second-largest origin group in the United States, accounting for 4.7 percent of the total foreign-born population. Generally high-skilled and highly educated, more than half of Indian immigrants have arrived since 2000 and largely attain green cards through employment-based pathways. Indians account for 70 percent of H-1B petitions and are the second-largest group of international students in the United States.

[Source: Migration Information Source May 15, 2015]

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May 21 2015

Access articles from Routledge Politics

UK General Election Research Collection

The 2015 UK General Election was tipped to be one of the most unpredictable ever, however, the main issues such as Europe, Trident, Immigration and the NHS were always going to be fiercely debated by the party leaders. Read a free article collection of over one hundred papers and five Special Issues to make research into fascinating election even easier and more enjoyable.

Please click here to enjoy free access until the end of June.

Visit the JEPP Resource Page

Visit  the Virtual Special Issues collated by the Editors, Jeremy Richardson and Berthold Rittberger.

Focus On: National Elections Free Collection

Take a look at Focus On: National Elections research collection – a wide assortment of free access articles which makes research into national electoral practices and issues. The collection is collated by region; Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and The Americas. It is free until the end of the year and will be updated regularly.

Journal of Human Rights Article Explores Migrant Deaths in the Mediterranean

Just who is responsible for saving – or not saving – the lives of the hundreds of migrants who perish each year while trying to cross the Mediterranean in search of a better life in Europe is the focus of a new study in the Journal of Human Rights. Click here to start reading now.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2997945

 

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May 20 2015

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

PRISM: Political & Rights Issues & Social Movements

Florida Atlantic University and the University of Central Florida have teamed up to gather a range of pamphlets and other materials concerning socialist, communist, and leftist views on a host of topics, from Marxist economics to world pacifism to anti-colonialism. The digitized collection features authors from the United States, the former USSR, India, Korea, and other countries, with archival material written primarily in the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries. Readers may like to select Browse the Collection to begin. This will pull up nearly 2,000 documents, which can then be sorted by Title, Creator, Subject, and Date. The documents may also be searched by selecting Refine, and then using the Search Text box. Amazingly, historical documents such as “Woman’s place in the fight for a better world,” a 1947 publication from Elizabeth Gurley Flynn of the Communist Party of the United States of America, can be downloaded in PDF format.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 21, Number 19, May 15, 2015]

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May 20 2015

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

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May 19 2015

Access articles from Routledge Development Studies

Discover the latest special issue from The Journal of Development Studies

Entitled ‘Statistical Tragedy in Africa? Evaluating the Database for African Economic Development’, this special issue evaluates the database with articles on the quality of the data on GDP, health and education, poverty, labour, agriculture and income distribution. Free access expires on June 30, 2015.

Please click here to access today.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2013497

Gender & Development virtual issue: Intersectionality

This virtual special issue contains articles drawn from various issues of Gender & Development that have addressed the issues of diversity and working with women from marginalized groups. Currently free to view until the end of June 2015.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1930161

New Research: Technological change in developing countries

Published in Development Studies Research, ‘Technological change in developing countries: opening the black box of process using actor–network theory’ (Heeks, Stanforth) offers three unique insights into the formation and dissolution of socio-technical structure. Please click here to read the article today.

Development Studies Research is a fully open access journal.

HKUL users can access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b5304713

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