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Archive for July, 2012

First ONS Annual Experimental Subjective Well-being Results

By Kieron L Jones, on 26 July 2012

This report presents experimental estimates from the first annual Subjective Well-being Annual Population Survey (APS) dataset, April 2011 to March 2012.  Overall estimates of people’s views about their own well-being are provided as well as estimates for: key demographic characteristics (such as age, sex, ethnic group), different geographic areas and countries within the UK, aspects which are considered important for measuring national well-being (such as personal relationships, health and work situation).  These first annual estimates of subjective well-being are considered experimental statistics, published at an early stage to involve users in their development.  ONS is
collecting subjective well-being estimates to complement existing socio-economic indicators to allow a fuller statistical picture of the nation’s well-being.

Peace Accords Matrix

By Kieron L Jones, on 13 July 2012

The Peace Accords Matrix is a unique source of comparable data on all comprehensive peace agreements which have been signed since 1989.

On this website, you can:

  • Compare and contrast about 50 themes in peace accords (electoral reform, demilitarisation, ceasefires, power-sharing, peacekeeping forces, etc.)
  • Access data on the duration, levels, and effects of violence in conflict hotspots worldwide, using the interactive map on the homepage.
  • Review the full text of the peace accord, a timeline of important dates and events in the conflict and peace process, and the implementation of the accord.
  • Create your own matrix (or multiple matrices) based on your research objectives.

New acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 10 July 2012

Mitchell, Neil J. (Neil James), 1953- Democracy’s blameless leaders : from Dresden to Abu Ghraib, how leaders evade accountability for abu New York ; London : New York University, c2012.
PUBLIC POLICY JC 330.3 MIT

Bilakovics, Steven, 1974- Democracy without politics / Steven Bilakovics. Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2012.
PUBLIC POLICY JC 421 BIL

Citizens’ initiatives in Europe : procedures and consequences of agenda-setting by citizens / edited Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 
PUBLIC POLICY JF 497 SET

Social media and democracy : innovations in participatory politics / edited by Brian D. Loader and D Abingdon : Routledge, 2012.
PUBLIC POLICY JF 799 LOA

Fields, Gary S. Working hard, working poor : a global journey / Gary S. Fields. Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012.
ECONOMICS H 45 FIE

Davidson, Alexander, 1957- The money myth : a classic introduction to the modern world of finance and investing / Alexander Dav Harlow : Pearson, 2012.
ECONOMICS J 11 DAV

The Oxford handbook of entrepreneurial finance / edited by Douglas Cumming. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
ECONOMICS J 20 CUM

Krugman, Paul R. End this depression now! / Paul Krugman. New York ; London : W.W. Norton, c2012.
ECONOMICS J 44 KRU

OxResearch

By Kieron L Jones, on 3 July 2012

OxResearch delivers succinct articles analysing economic and political developments worldwide, and evaluates issues within a coherent political, social and economic framework.  Created by Oxford Analytica, and compiled by an international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities, as well as think-tanks and other institutions, this multi-disciplinary database helps users research and analyse the impact of probable developments on the business climate.

Passport GMID

By Kieron L Jones, on 3 July 2012

We now subscribe to Passport GMID.  Passport is Euromonitor International’s global market analysis software platform, that analyses industry in countries around the world.  It monitors industry trends and gives strategic analysis, market size and market share for many products across countries.  It provides unique data sets developed specifically for the industry, complete coverage of all relevant channels and products, long historic and forecast data series, comparable across countries, and reports by local analysts analysing the characteristics of each country.