Politicizing Law, Judicializing Politics: A Realist Approach to Comparative Constitutionalism
This lecture by Professor Ran Hirschl explores the strengths and weaknesses of studying comparatively the socio-political foundations of constitutions and constitutional institutions worldwide. The past few decades have seen a sweeping convergence to constitutional supremacy and a corresponding increase in the political importance of constitutional courts worldwide. This trend is widely perceived as a reflection of progressive social or political change, or simply as the result of societies' or
London Inhabitants within the Walls 1695
An index of London inhabitants within the city walls in 1695. Based on assessments for 80 parishes made under the Act of 6 & 7 Wm. and Mary, c. 6, and information from other sources for a further 17 parishes
Journal of the House of Lords: volume 62 - 1830
The official minute book of the House of Lords covering the first half of 1830. The volume includes the reports and evidence of Select Committees on the affairs of the East India Company and on the coal trade.
Survey of London: volume 36 - Covent Garden
Covent Garden has a special significance as the birth-place of modern town planning in London. Inigo Jones’s Italianate Piazza, designed in the 1630s for the 4th Earl of Bedford, was unlike anything the capital had seen before, and provided the prototype for the laying-out of London’s suburban estates for centuries to come. Based on a detailed study of the surviving fabric and the Bedford Estate’s archives, this volume recounts the story of the Piazza’s evolution (and eventual redevelopm
Factors Influencing the Transfer of Good Practice
Researchers from the University of Sussex and Demos present their findings on how teachers involved in innovative practice may learn from each other. These are based upon qualitative research including a review of research literature, telephone interviews, school visits and in-depth case studies. 120 practitioners were included in the study from a range of schools in England that have tried to transfer good practice within current government programmes.
The effect of grammar teaching (syntax) in English on 5 to 16 year olds’ accuracy and quality in w
One of two systematic reviews of research evidence using the EPPI protocol that consider the relationship between grammar teaching and written composition. It concludes that there is insufficient evidence to justify teaching syntax to improve writing.
3.4 What has any of this to do with computers?
Ever wondered how a computer processes data into information? This unit will help you to understand the distinction between the two and examines how a computer-based society impacts on daily life. You will learn what computers can do with data to produce information and how computers can be used to work with data and search for it, control machines, and support commercial operations.
(R&DA 5) How do mentors know what they know? An investigation into mentors’ professional knowledge
Evidence from 102 mentors suggests that in addition to knowledge acquired through experience, mentors need to develop additional understandings. A TDA Research and Development Award.
(R&DA 1) Creative Teachers for Creative Learners
This research and development award aimed to support the development of primary trainees teachers’ understanding of – and teaching for - children’s creativity by producing an interactive bank of teaching and learning materials set within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It was found that, at the beginning of their programme, primary teacher trainees had a narrow, arts-based view of creativity. This could be challenged by focussed observation of classroom practice using a framework ada
What do you think being creative means? This unit engages with the debates surrounding the term ‘creativity’ and explores ways in which ICT creates new opportunities for creativity and collaborative working. The unit would be of interest to teachers, parents and carers, and can be studied on an individual basis or as part of a school-based training session.
Is initial teacher training failing to meet the needs of all our young people?
This report offers a critique of the current secondary teacher training model in England by suggesting that it should adopt a framework of teacher education based on social pedagogy, similar to that of Sweden, rather than that which the author describes as the utilitarian, competency-based training operating today. The author, James Wetz, is writing on behalf of the CfBT Education Trust, a charity providing education services for public benefit, most notably for those who are marginalised educat
Old China hands archive
The Old China Hands Archive is a project hosted by the Oviatt Library Digital Collections, based at California State University, Northridge. The resource primarily consists of a textual introductory page, and digitised images of Tientsin (modern day Tianjin) in the late 1940s. Old China Hands is a term referring to westerners with an experiential knowledge of China, usually through long-term residence or service. Although users will not find a huge collection of photographs, those included here
Plastics historical society
This is the website of the Plastics Historical Society, a partner in the JISC Museum of Design in Plastics Digitisation Project. Along with a wealth of information about the Society and its activities, the website contains a Virtual Museum which offers a useful timeline and a variety of exhibits on horn and different types of 20th century plastics. There is a useful 'Caring for Plastics' page which may interest conservators - this can be found in the 'Experiencing Plastics' section. There are
Entitled opinions (about life and literature)
The Entitled Opinions (About Life and Literature) website offers a series of podcasts based on a weekly talk show hosted by Professor Robert Harrison of Stanford University. The discussions cover a wide range of topics in literature (especially, though not limited to, the works of English and Italian authors), philosophy, and contemporary music, with occasional forays into other disciplines. The show generally takes the form of an hour-long one-to-one conversation between Harrison and a guest wi
Asia rising : Japanese postcards of the Russo-Japanese war (1904-05)
Asia rising : Japanese postcards of the Russo-Japanese war (1904-05) is an online exhibition of postcards from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It is one of the units in MIT's Visualizing Cultures online project, which combine scholarly commentary with images to present social and cultural history in a very accessible but authoritative way. A long essay by American historian John W. Dower examines the war and its representation in postcar
The Kuniyoshi project is an online catalogue of the works of Japanese artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861). Based on a similar project of the works of Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865), by Horst Graebner, which is referenced here, it is a subject catalogue of many of Kuniyoshi's woodblock prints. Organised by subject, such as warriors and historical people; animal and plant prints; children; landscapes; women; sumo wrestler prints; and fan prints, the website provides detailed information about each
Afgan Music Unit (AMU)
This website describes the Afghan Music Unit (AMU), a research centre based at Goldsmiths, University of London. The AMU was set up by John Baily in 2002 following the fall of Afghanistan’s Taliban Regime, and built on his longstanding interest in the country’s music – in 1973, he and his wife, Veronica Doubleday conducted two years of ethnomusical research, in Herat , and subsequent to the 19878 coup d’etat and Soviet invasion, he conducted research into the music of the
Kritike is an open access online philosophy journal. Based in the Philippines, it has a broad remit, covering all philosophical topics, but with a particular focus on analytic philosophy, continental philosophy, and East-West comparative philosophy. Interdisciplinary contributions are also encouraged. In addition to articles (which are peer-reviewed), the journal also accepts creative works (e.g. fiction or poetry) with strong philosophical content. Guidelines for potential contributors are prov
BBC Nature: Mega Tsunami - Hawaii - The Tsunami Creator?
Scientists discuss how the repeated landslides on the volcanic island of Hawaii may be evidence that the land itself is a Mega Tsunami creator.
American Society for Industrial Security ASIS International is a membership organisation for security professionals.
A subscription based service for members, the website has a glossary of security terms and a list of resources in the subject of security available to the public. In particular, the news room section contains a list of recent press releases. In addition, there are a number of full-text documents on various security issues along with relevant hypertext links to other websites.
ASIS International is a membership organisation for security professionals.