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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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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The Opening of Burmese Borders: Impacts on Migration
Burma, a resources-rich yet impoverished nation also known as Myanmar, rejoined the international community in 2011 after a military junta loosened its grip. Before the Southeast Asian nation opened its borders, Burmese migrated primarily for low-paid, clandestine work in Thailand but also as a result of violence and natural disasters. This article explores how the country’s recent transition has impacted Burmese migration flows.
Immigration Reform Returns to Center Stage of US Politics
Immigration reform is squarely back on the agenda in Washington, with the unveiling of plans for major reform of the US immigration system by the White House and a bipartisan group of senators known as the Gang of Eight. This article explores the policy and political aspects of this fast-moving debate, examines an uptick in apprehensions of illegal crossers, and more.
[Source: Migration Information Source]
The World Bank has a number of marvelous country profile websites, and their site dedicated to China is top-notch. It’s not just a simple demographic overview of this dynamic country; it is a series of meditations on the state of their economy, political culture, urban development, and other affairs.
First-time users will want to look at the “Country-At-A-Glance” section at the top of the homepage to get a thumbnail sketch of the country’s current state of affairs. Over on the left-hand side of the page, visitors can look over the “Projects & Programs” area, which talks about the Bank’s activities in the country, which include energy efficiency projects and sustainable biodiversity conservation works. Moving on, the “What’s New” area features opinion pieces from World Bank officials, press releases, and information about lending policies. Users are also invited to sign up for their RSS feed and email updates here.
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Founded in 1974, Social Indicators Research has become a leading journal for the publication of research results dealing with measurement of the quality of life. These studies – empirical, philosophical and methodological – encompass the whole spectrum of society, including the individual, public and private organizations, and municipal, country, regional, national and international systems. Topics covered include health, population, shelter, transportation, the natural environment, social customs and morality, mental health, law enforcement, politics, education, religion, the media and the arts, science and technology, economics, poverty, and welfare.
Impact Factor: 1.000
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As a publication which addresses a variety of cross-disciplinary issues in Japanese studies, Japan Studies Review includes contributions dealing with practical and theoretical topics in the areas of business and economic issues, politics, education and curriculum development, philosophy and aesthetics, gender issues, popular culture, and immigration issues.
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- Faltering Movement: Explaining Europe’s Schengen Struggle
Europe’s Schengen agreement eliminated border controls between 25 countries for over 400 million people. Schengen cooperation has come under intense pressure of late, however, and EU Member States are currently considering whether the rules under which it operates ought to be adjusted. Elizabeth Collett provides background and explains what the current debate means for the future of Schengen.
- Immigration Enforcement in the United States
At just under 517,000, immigrant apprehensions in 2010 were the lowest they have been in nearly 40 years. Sheida Elmi and Kristen McCabe analyze the most recent immigration enforcement data on apprehensions, detentions, removals, and returns of noncitizens in the United States.
- 2011 Indian Census
Provisional data from the 2011 Indian Census has been released by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The population of India grew 17.64 percent in the last decade, with 12.18 percent growth in rural areas and 31.80 percent growth in urban areas.
- Spotlights Library: US immigration statistics broken down by population, demographics, and migrant types.
- MPI Data Hub: Immigration data for the United States and countries worldwide.
[Source: Migration Policy Institute]