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Dec 23 2014

Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014

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]

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Dec 11 2014

Access Routledge Anthropology Collection

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.

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Nov 08 2014

Access Ukraine Briefing from Routledge

Ukraine Briefing

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.

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Jun 12 2012

HERA: Humanities in the European Research Area

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.

Please click here to access.

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Feb 16 2011

European Network of Excellence in Open Cultural Heritage

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.

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Jan 05 2011

Latest Articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Thank God It’s Over [An FP Photo Essay]
  2. Before we say goodbye to 2010, a look back at the year’s achievements and disasters, natural and otherwise.

  3. Headlines We Love [A Special FP Collection]
  4. Our Favorite 50 from 2010.

  5. Who Says Foreign Policy Can’t Look Good?
  6. FP had a pretty good year when it came to art. We celebrate the brilliant designers and photographers who translate ideas (and occasional wonkiness) into things of beauty.

  7. The Year in FP
  8. In global politics, it was a year of highs and lows. Our readers were mostly interested in the lows.

  9. “I Promise to Give Dmitry a Chance…” – By Joshua E. Keating
  10. New Year’s resolutions for world leaders.

  11. Next Year’s Wars
  12. The 16 brewing conflicts to watch for in 2011.

  13. The Serpent King
  14. How a notorious Malaysian wildlife smuggler was brought to justice — and what it tells us about stopping the world’s most profitable black market.
    Plus: Scenes from the illegal wildlife trade.

  15. The Shah’s Nuclear Dreams – By Abbas Milani
  16. The secret history of Iran’s 50-year quest for the bomb.

  17. The Limbo State – By Thomas De Waal [An FP Dispatch]
  18. A dangerous drift in postwar Abkhazia.

    Plus: Scenes of life in Europe’s “blank spot on the map.”

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Oct 15 2010

Latest Articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Bad Exes
  2. Meet the world’s worst retired leaders.

  3. The Japan Syndrome
  4. China’s teetering on the verge of its own lost decade, and a meltdown in Beijing would make Japan’s economic malaise look like child’s play. – By Ethan Devine

  5. Plus: It’s the Chinese, Stupid [An FP Photo Essay]
  6. Are Democrats so afraid of getting crushed in the midterm elections that they’ve turned to demonizing China?

  7. From Rabble-Rousing to Rubble [An FP Photo Essay]
  8. In Jaffna, Sri Lanka, the Tamil community is slowly rising again.

  9. The Son Also Rises
  10. Now that Kim Jong Un has made his bid to be North Korea’s next ruler, FP looks at the world’s autocrats-in-training who are waiting to take over their fathers’ regimes. 

  11. Europe’s Wanderers [An FP Slide Show]
  12. Kicked out of France and unwanted in the countries to which they are forced to return, the Roma are a part of a new Europe that everyone would rather ignore.

  13. Could Alan Greenspan go to jail for the financial meltdown? [An FP Explainer By Joshua E. Keating]
  14. Our Man in Sanaa
  15. Why the big problem in Yemen isn’t al Qaeda. It’s Yemen’s president. – By Ellen Knickmeyer

  16. Addicted to Drones
  17. Is the allure of war by remote control destroying American power? – By Micah Zenko

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Nov 25 2009

Latest publications from The Scout Report

  1. The Economic Crisis and its Humanitarian Impact on Europe [pdf]
  2. 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.

  3. Women’s Parliamentary Radio [iTunes]
  4. The function of Women’s Parliamentary Radio is to report “fairly and accurately on policy issues of concern to women and their families.”

  5. UC Davis: Institute of Transportation Studies [pdf]
  6. 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]

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Sep 04 2009

DIGMAP

Created through a novel partnership between The European Library and libraries like the National Library of Portugal and the National Library of Italy, DIGIMAP brings together thousands of historically important maps. On the DIGIMAP homepage, visitors can get things started by clicking on a selection within the “From Our Collections” area. This area features a rotating selection of their maps which cover the past seven centuries and extend to all corners of Europe. Visitor can also use the drop-down menu in the right-hand corner to view the site in a number of languages, including German, Dutch, Estonian, and French. Moving on, visitors can browse this collection by author, date, place, or contributing institution. Finally, the site is rounded out by a “News” area which provides press releases and other information on the DIGIMAP project. Please click here to access.

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May 29 2009

Headlines From Trade Observatory

  1. Trade and Hard Times
  2. PREVIEW-U.S. aims to mend rich-poor climate split in Paris
  3. Report blames Europe and U.S. for food crisis
  4. NGOs Cry Foul over Rich-Country ‘Land Grab’ in Developing World
  5. U.S. appeals in anti-dumping compliance case at WTO
  6. Europe and U.S. bear special responsibility for food crisis, new report finds

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