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.
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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
Please click here to explore the collection of free access articles recently published by Routledge. Take a closer look at local content from around the globe. This collection focuses on regional themes.
Top 10 takes us to locations around the world: from Mexico, which is experiencing a growing role as migration manager; to Africa, where a deadly Ebola outbreak has prompted local quarantines and regional and international travel controls and bans; to Europe, which is confronting rising humanitarian flows; to the Middle East, where the kafala system used in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to regulate migrant workers has come under ever sharper attack; and to Asia, where Chinese reform to the hukou system could benefit more than 100 million internal migrants.
Complete Top 10 of 2014:
1. World Experiencing Largest Humanitarian Crisis Since WWII
2. President Obama Breaks Immigration Impasse with Sweeping Executive Action
3. Current Model of Border Controls Under Challenge
4. Building Borders Around Ebola
5. New Era in Immigration Enforcement at the U.S. Southwest Border
6. Governments Fear Return and Intentions of Radicalized Citizens Fighting Abroad
7. Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Asia
8. Changing Landscape Prompts Mexico’s Emergence as a Migration Manager
9. The Points System Is Dead, Long Live the Points System
10. Migration with Chinese Characteristics: Hukou Reform and Elite Emigration
[Source: Migration Information Source December 18, 2014]
Explore new Anthropology article collections
To mark this month’s American Anthropological Association conference, Routledge have created two FREE TO ACCESS Virtual Special Issues highlighting key articles from journals.
- Explore growing Portfolio of Anthropology journals by reading free articles that focus on several medical specialities from an Anthropological perspective. Read the collection here.
- Take a closer look at local content from around the globe. This collection focuses on regional themes and aims to give you a taster of content from publications you may not be familiar with. Explore the collection here.
New articles from journals including European Politics and Society have been added to the Ukraine Briefing – an online collection that addresses the country’s recent political history, and, in particular, the country’s evolving relationship with Europe and the European Union, with Russia, and the changing political character of Ukrainian society and identity in recent years.
Please click here to start reading now.
In 2002, funding from the Netherlands, Denmark, and Ireland spurred the creation of the Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA). By 2005, the organization had defined its mission as a “network of national funding agencies and the European Science Foundation…committed to leading and developing funding opportunities for humanities researchers in Europe…and sharing management practices and outcomes.”
Visitors can find a list of the member countries under the Network of Funders tab. Visitors interested in
learning what topics of humanities research have been aided by HERA should check out the News tab on the menu near the top of any page. There visitors will find Research Policy News, Research News, and Newsfeeds. Some newsfeeds of note here include International Conference on Translating E-Literature, Radio Show on Vienna Housing, and Memory Work and Civil Society.
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Bringing together the cultural heritage of Europe is no small task, and the European Network of Excellence in Open Cultural Heritage (EPOCH) is certainly up to the challenge. This network of over 100 European cultural institutions was created “to improve the quality and effectiveness of the use of information and community technology for cultural heritage.” On the homepage, visitors can view the “Highlights” section, which includes materials from conferences on digital heritage activities and new interactive exhibits from member institutions. The “Multimedia” area is a real gem, and it includes 3D downloadable models of various cities and a number of other pictures created used the ARC 3D WebService tool. Also, the site includes research papers that document their work in social media and digital distributive technologies.
Please click here to access.
- The Economic Crisis and its Humanitarian Impact on Europe [pdf]
The economic crisis that continues to affect countries across the world has taken a hard toll on humanitarian organizations in Europe. In October 2009, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) released this 20-page report on just that subject.
- Women’s Parliamentary Radio [iTunes]
The function of Women’s Parliamentary Radio is to report “fairly and accurately on policy issues of concern to women and their families.”
- UC Davis: Institute of Transportation Studies [pdf]
With over 60 affiliated faculty and researchers and a $6 million annual budget, the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at UC Davis contributes to “public discourse on key transportation issues.” Transportation scholars and others will find a cornucopia of research reports, conference updates, and news items on the site.
[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 15, Number 46, November 20, 2009]