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Archive for April, 2013

Sustainable Organization Library

By Kieron L Jones, on 19 April 2013

We now have a trial to the Sustainable Organization Library 2013 until 11th June.  “The Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) is a focused library of key texts (almost 400 volumes) in governance, sustainability and environmental management.  Available either to own outright or to rent on an annual basis, SOL gives instant access to the world’s best writers in the area; case studies on best practice from international organizations; evidence-based research and in-depth analysis from thinkers around the globe.  Partner publishers included in SOL include Greenleaf Publishing, Practical Action Publishing, and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).”

Open Book Publishers

By Kieron L Jones, on 18 April 2013

“At Open Book Publishers we are changing the nature of the traditional academic book. Our books are published in hardback, paperback, pdf and ebook editions, but they also include a free online edition that can be read via our website, or embedded anywhere. We are proud to say that our online editions are currently being accessed by thousands of readers each month in over 120 countries. In addition, our digital publishing model allows us to extend our books well beyond the printed page. On our website, we produce online supplementary material, including extra chapters, reviews, links, image galleries and other digital resources — these can be found on the individual product page for each book.”

Economic Fables by Ariel Rubinstein can be read for free online here:

http://www.openbookpublishers.com/reader/136

Is Behavioral Economics Doomed? by David K. Levine is available here:

http://www.openbookpublishers.com/reader/77

And Peace and Democratic Society by Amartya Sen is here:

http://www.openbookpublishers.com/reader/78

Newly acquired books

By Kieron L Jones, on 17 April 2013

Stock, Wendy A. Introduction to economics : social issues and economic thinking / Wendy A. Stock. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2013.
ECONOMICS C 30 STO

Kaye, George. The value of uncertainty : dealing with risk in the equity derivatives market / George Kaye. London : Imperial College Press, c2013.
ECONOMICS J 11 KAY

The Great Recession and the distribution of household income / edited by Stephen P. Jenkins … [et Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
ECONOMICS V 100 JEN

De Vogli, Roberto. Progress or collapse : the crises of market greed / Roberto De Vogli. London : Routledge, 2013.
ECONOMICS Y 70 DEV

Parke, Carol S. Essential first steps to data analysis : scenario-based examples using SPSS / Carol S. Parke. Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, c2013.
PUBLIC POLICY HA 32 PAR

Dodds, Anneliese. Comparative public policy / Anneliese Dodds. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
PUBLIC POLICY JF 51 DOD

Democracy in motion : evaluating the practice and impact of deliberative civic engagement / edited b Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012.
PUBLIC POLICY JF 799 NAB

Constructing a policy-making state? : policy dynamics in the EU / edited by Jeremy Richardson. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
PUBLIC POLICY JN 30 RIC

International Historical Statistics

By Kieron L Jones, on 17 April 2013

We have a trial to International Historical Statistics until 11th May.

“The IHS series is a unique collection of statistics covering a wide range of socioeconomic topics. It is a collection of data sets taken from hundreds of disparate primary sources, including both official national and international abstracts – back to 1750. The new online edition provides updated statistics to 2010 – covering 260 years. The collection is a truly interdisciplinary resource; it will be of interest to academics, researchers and students in sociology, politics, history, economics, business, environment, international relations, geography and statistical studies and related professional services alike.”

Statistics Learning Centre

By Kieron L Jones, on 16 April 2013

StatsLC provides support for learning and teaching statistics in various settings and media.

Our materials are correct and based on current research on how statistics is best taught and learnt. StatsLC provides support for learning and teaching statistics in various settings and media.

Over the years we have developed over 15 teaching videos related to statistics and Excel. They receive over 1000 hits a day. You can see them at Creative Heuristics on YouTube and UCMSCI on YouTube.”