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Archive for November, 2009

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

By Kieron L Jones, on 20 November 2009

IES national center

The National Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.

New acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 9 November 2009

David Sobek 'Causes of War' book cover
Why capitalism survives crises : the shock absorbers / edited by Paul Zarembka.
Bingley : JAI, 2009.
ECONOMICS F 11 ZAR

Building bridges : China’s growing role as infrastructure financier for sub-Saharan Africa / Vivien Foster [et al]
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, c2009.
ECONOMICS L 89 FOS

Consumer credit fundamentals / Steven Finlay.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
ECONOMICS R 40 FIN

Mostly harmless econometrics : an empiricist’s companion / Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke.
Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, c2009.
ECONOMICS R 14 ANG

Rejecting rights / Sonu Bedi.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
HUMAN RIGHTS A 241 BED

The causes of war / David Sobek.
Cambridge : Polity, c2009.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS XE 15 SOB

The right to rule : how states win and lose legitimacy / Bruce Gilley.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2009.
PUBLIC POLICY JC 497 GIL

Local government today / J.A. Chandler.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009.
PUBLIC POLICY JS 3111 CHA

Iraq Democracy Information Center

By Kieron L Jones, on 6 November 2009

Iraq democracy information centreIraq Democracy Information Center comprises an international committee who develop educational materials on democracy and human rights which are intended for distribution by aid agencies and other NGOs in Iraq, in order to aid political reform and the democratisation process. Its website provides information on the aims of the project, its members and activities. It includes the ability to download some of the materials produced. These include the Iraq democracy papers series which are written by scholars (drawing upon Western and non-Western ideas) to stimulate discussions about democracy in Iraq. There is also a large library of reports and papers from other organisations discussing issues relating to democracy, human rights and civil liberties in the Arab and Muslim worlds in general. Some items are offered in Arabic only.
Source: LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

The Afghanistan NGO Safety Office

By Kieron L Jones, on 6 November 2009

Afghanistan NGO The Afghanistan NGO Safety Office is an independent project, founded in 2002, to inform and advise humanitarian organisations on safety conditions across Afghanistan. Its website provides information on its aims, methods and activities. It includes free access to an online archive of data on the state of security in Afghanistan from 2002 onwards. These include weekly updates describing incidents relating to violence against NGO personnel for each of Afghanistan’s provinces. There are also quarterly updates of trends, casualties, death in relation to charities, aid workers and NGOs.

Source: LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

By Kieron L Jones, on 3 November 2009

MPIMPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. It aims to meet the rising demand for pragmatic and thoughtful responses to the challenges and opportunities that large-scale migration, whether voluntary or forced, presents to communities and institutions in an increasingly integrated world.”