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Archive for October, 2009

Electoral performance of the British National Party (BNP)

By Kieron L Jones, on 23 October 2009

This site provides free access to a House of Commons Library briefing note SN/SG/5064 which was published in May 2009. The 19 page report offers detailed statistics on the performance of the BNP in UK general elections from 1992-2005, local elections from 2002-9, European parliament elections and London Mayor elections. It also includes ward-by-ward BNP electoral data for 2008 local elections.
Source: LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Recent acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 20 October 2009

Charles Goodhart book cover Sixteen million one : understanding civil war / Patrick M. Regan.
Boulder, CO ; London : Paradigm Publishers, c2009.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XB 20 REG

Re-imagining the War on Terror : seeing, waiting, travelling / Andrew Hill.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XB 30 HIL

Ethno-symbolism and nationalism : a cultural approach / Anthony D. Smith.
Abingdon : Routledge, 2009.
PUBLIC POLICY JC 311 SMI

Promoting integrity : evaluating and improving public institutions / edited by Brian W. Head, A.J. Brown, Carmel Connors..
Farnham : Ashgate, c2008.
PUBLIC POLICY JF 1525 HEA

The skeptical economist : revealing the ethics inside economics / Jonathan Aldred.
London : Earthscan, 2009.
ECONOMICS A 12 ALD

Chicago fundamentalism : ideology and methodology in economics / Craig F. Freedman.
Hackensack, NJ ; London : World Scientific, c2008.
ECONOMICS B 40 FRE

Uneven paths of development : innovation and learning in Asia and Africa / Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Rajah Rasiah..
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, c2009.
ECONOMICS D 30 OYE

The regulatory response to the financial crisis / Charles A.E. Goodhart.
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, c2009.
ECONOMICS J 36 GOO

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

By Kieron L Jones, on 14 October 2009

Bank For International Settlements The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks.

The BIS fulfils this mandate by acting as:

  • a forum to promote discussion and policy analysis among central banks and within the international financial community
  • a centre for economic and monetary research
  • a prime counterparty for central banks in their financial transactions
  • agent or trustee in connection with international financial operations.

The International Growth Centre (IGC)

By Kieron L Jones, on 8 October 2009

IGC The International Growth Centre (IGC) “promotes sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research”. The IGC is directed and organized from hubs at the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, and comprises country offices across the developing world and a global network of partners. The IGC was initiated by and is funded by DFID (Department for International Development). Research is carried out across ten programmes from agriculture to trade, while country based information currently features Ethiopia, Ghana and Tanzania. The website includes more information on the work, events and people of the IGC, as well as listing recent documents, audio interviews and news items.
Source: LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK