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Mar 30 2015

Access the latest articles from Routledge Sociology Studies

Sociology and International Women’s Day

Read collection of free online articles in association with International Women’s Day. Featuring research from selected Sociology titles and centered around the exploration of women in industry, the collection is available here until the end of April.

Explore the latest Sociology open access articles

The latest Sociology open access articles are now available to download and read online. Explore the entire Social Sciences portolio or access the latest Sociology research today.

Free Access – Special Issue of European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Hannah Arendt’s On Revolution, this free access Special Issue has been compiled to explore the legacy of On Revolution and assess its continuing relevance for contemporary social and political thought.

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Free Access to Virtual Issue – International Journal of Social Research Methodology

This first Virtual Issue of International Journal of Social Research Methodology is themed Mixed Methods – chosen as this approach has been a perennial and popular focus of articles since the Journal’s beginning. Articles included in this virtual issue are free to access until end of February 2016.

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HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2120792

Explore Socialism and Democracy’s latest Special Issue

The latest special issue from Socialism and Democracy focuses on the crisis of mass incarceration in the U.S. The issue focuses on locking up black dissidents and punishing the poor, visiting the roots of the problem stemming from the days of the black power movement.

Read the introduction with FREE ACCESS here.

Editor’s Choice – Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory

Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory is a key journal for both world-leading and emergent social theorists. To give new readers and prospective authors a sense of this, free access is available to a number of articles published over the past couple of years.

Begin reading featured articles today.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3049341


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Mar 28 2015

Access articles from Routledge Politics Studies

Read the most read articles from 2014

Routledge presents A Year in Review 2014, a free article collection that showcases 2014’s most read content. This collection is ideal for those looking to understand the key challenges in Politics, International Relations and Strategic Studies in 2015.

Please click here to read the most read articles.

Free access to Public Administration journals

Browse a full selection of public management, administration, and policy journals.

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The European Union: Crisis and Reform

The Journal of European Integrations was recently recognised by its inclusion in the Social Sciences Citation Index®.

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Free Special Issue from Third World Quarterly

Routledge and TWQ offer free access to a Special Issue entitled ‘Emerging Powers and the UN: What Kind of Development Partnership?’ Speaking about the issue, involved authors Thomas G. Weiss & Adriana Erthal Abdenur hope ‘that these articles help build bridges between the global South and North, leading to genuine and constructive conversations rather than the customary ‘dialogue of the deaf’.’

Read the full Special Issue here.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1930928

SYRIZA: A left-wing populist threat to Europe?

Please access to ‘Left-wing populism in the European periphery: the case of SYRIZA’ from The Journal of Political Ideologies. This paper explores SYRIZA as a populist force, the realms of populism and repercussions for the Eurozone. Please click here to read the press release and article.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1984594


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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 26 2015

Access Articles from Routledge Behavioral Science

Access the 2015 Counseling & Therapy Article Collection

Routledge offers FREE ACCESS to an essential collection of over eighty-five articles from counseling, therapy, addiction, aging, and mental health journals portfolio. These articles will be available until March 31, 2016.

Please click here  to access the collection.

Read the latest Open Access research in reproductive health and pregnancy

Please click here to read the Open Access Reproductive Health and Pregnancy Collection.


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Mar 26 2015

Latest research from Psychology of Well-Being, SpringerOpen

Psychology of Well-Being is devoted to understanding the biopsychosocial and behavioural factors leading to enhanced well-being, optimal emotional processing and the prevention of psychological dysfunction.

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HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4723244 


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Mar 25 2015

Access Latest research from Crime Science, SpringerOpen

Crime Science is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, with an applied focus. The journal’s main focus is research articles and systematic reviews that reflect the growing cooperation of a variety of fields, including environmental criminology, economics, engineering, geography, public health, psychology, statistics, and urban planning, on improving the detection, prevention, and understanding of crime and disorder.

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HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b5055523


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Mar 25 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:

Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.


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Mar 24 2015

Access articles from Routledge Gender Studies

What did you do for International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day (IWD) may have passed, please click here to access collection of free online articles, exploring the roles women play in a variety of industries.

Social Justice and Gender – Free Article Collection

Discover research in fields such as Social Justice, Equity, Equality, Opportunity and Climate Injustice.

Please click here to read the collection.

Special Issue – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research (NORA)

A special issue of NORA titled Gender equality, nationalism and welfare: Intersectional contestations and the politics of belonging is free to access until May 31. The articles address the transformations of welfare states towards multi-ethnic nation states, and focus on contested issues about gender equality and identities.

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Free Access to Latest Issue – International Journal for Masculinity Studies (NORMA)

NORMA is an international journal for high quality research concerning masculinity in its many forms. The latest issue of NORMA, Vol. 10, Issue. 1, 2015 contains research discussing Difference, complexity and (onto) epistemological challenges in masculinity studies. It is currently free to view until June 30, 2015.

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Free Access to Intersectionality – Special Virtual Issue from Gender & Development

Focusing on Intersecting Inequalities, this special virtual issue contains articles drawn from various issues of Gender & Development that have addressed questions in relation to diversity and working with women from marginalized groups. Read here for free until end of June 2015.

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

Journeying into Gendered Territory: Women & Travel

This collection brings together articles which look at female travel and travellers from a number of angles including solo travel, adventure tourism, culture and identity and travel writing. Articles are free to access until May 31, 2015.

Begin reading here today.


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Mar 24 2015

Read Free e-book from Routledge Behavioral Sciences

Free eBook: Eating Disorders: Coping with Challenges in Everyday Life

Eating Disorders: Coping with Challenges in Everyday Life provides a handy compendium of direct insights and practical advice for preventing and managing eating disorders.

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Mar 21 2015

Read free articles from Routledge Area Studies

Editor’s Choice Articles from Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies

Six key articles are available for free online access until the end of year. Subject areas covered include health, politics, education, and society.

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HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3871730

The EU and the Post-Arab Spring

Guest Edited by Peter Seeberg, enjoy selected free access to Middle East Critique’s latest special issue titled ‘The EU and the Post-Arab Spring’. Democracy and economic policies, the Arab Uprisings, and plenty more is discussed within seven insightful articles.

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