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Archive for July, 2010

Spending Challenge

By Kieron L Jones, on 22 July 2010

The latest example of a site launched by the UK government which seeks to encourage citizen interaction with the government using web 2.0 features. The slogan help us get more for less sums up the aims of the site. Public sector workers are being encouraged to send in examples of how to make public sector spending cuts and increase efficiency. These will be analysed by UK government staff. Examples of the suggestions and further information about the project are provided on the website.

New acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 14 July 2010

The return to Keynes / edited by Bradley W. Bateman, Toshiaki Hirai, Maria Cristina Marcuzzo. Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.
ECONOMICS D 20 BAT

Science and innovation for development / by Gordon Conway and Jeff Waage ; with Sara Delaney.
London : UKCDS, c2010
ECONOMICS D 30 CON

Climate finance : regulatory and funding strategies for climate change and global development / edited by Richard B. Stewart, Benedict Kingsbury, and Bryce Rudyk.
New York ; London : New York University Press : c2009.
ECONOMICS N 35 STE

US National Strategy Documents Digital Library

By Kieron L Jones, on 2 July 2010

National Defense University Library
A new digital collection from the national defense University Library. Features a comprehensive collection of the official version of every U.S. National Security Strategy released by the U.S. Government, accompanied by other major strategy documents, such as Military Strategies, Defense Strategies, the Quadrennial Defense Review report, and strategies focusing on terrorism, homeland security, cyber security, and weapons of mass destruction. Coverage from the Reagan administration (1980s) onwards. Categories which can be browsed include: pandemics, homeland security, policy in Afghanistan, Iraq, terrorism, narcotics and cyber security.
Source: LIS-SOCIALSCIENCE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK