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Archive for September, 2009

Lockerbie – Information relating to decision on Mr Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi

By Kieron L Jones, on 10 September 2009

This site is maintained by the Scottish Government. It provides free access to declassified Scottish government documents (letters, memos and other papers) relating to the decision to free the alleged Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al-Megrahi on compassionate grounds. They include a timeline of events relating to the Lockerbie case, background information on the concept of release from prison on compassionate grounds in the context of the Scottish criminal justice system, letters from the government concerning prisoner exchange agreements with Libya and materials offering insight into the decision of Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.
Source: LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

The Migrant Integration Policy Index

By Kieron L Jones, on 7 September 2009

MIP indexThe Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) measures policies to integrate migrants in 25 EU Member States and 3 non-EU countries. It uses over 100 policy indicators to create a rich, multi-dimensional picture of migrants’ opportunities to participate in European societies. MIPEX covers six policy areas which shape¬†a migrant’s journey to full citizenship.”

Recent acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 2 September 2009

invitation to economics book cover A legacy of innovation : governors and public policy / edited by Ethan G. Sribnick.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2008.
PUBLIC POLICY JK 2447 SRI

Invitation to economics : understanding argument and policy / Thomas Mayer.
Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
ECONOMICS A 12 MAY

Emerging topics in banking and finance / Emma J. Fuchs and Finn Braun, editors.
New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2008.
ECONOMICS F 27 FUC

Managed by the markets : how finance reshaped America / Gerald F. Davis.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
ECONOMICS J 53 DAV

Financial Soundness Indicators

By Kieron L Jones, on 1 September 2009

FSIs Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs) have been developed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) together with the international community, and are aimed at supporting macroprudential analysis – the surveillance and assessment of the strengths and vulnerabilities of financial systems. They include indicators of the health of entire sectors of financial institutions, but also of the counterpart corporate and household sectors, and of relevant markets. Information is available by country, across countries and across indicators with users able to construct their own queries, as with many other IMF Stat services. The site includes a compilation guide to FSI statistics, information on metadata standards / caveats in the comparison of indicators, plus links to related IMF papers on this issue.
Source: LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK