World Social Science Report 2010
Produced by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and co-published with UNESCO, this Report is the first comprehensive overview of the field in over a decade. Hundreds of social scientists from around the world contributed their expertise to the publication. Key findings include social science research from Western countries continues to have the greatest global influence, but the field is expanding rapidly in Asia and Latin America, particularly in China and Brazil. In sub-Saharan Afr
Olympic security : Better planning can enhance U.S. support to future Olympic Games
This is a United States Government Accountability Office report to the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives on Olympic security. Published in June 2006 the full-text (43 pages) can be downloaded for free as a PDF file. The report recommends that the Secretary of State develop written guidance for providing U.S. government security support to future Games and develop a finance subgroup within the interagency working group to help agencies plan and prepare for future supp
International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (IJSEP)
The International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (IJSEP) is the official publication of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) It is published quarterly (March, June, September, December) and includes empirical and theoretical contributions by an international community of scholars in the science of physical activity, human movement, exercise, and sport. The IJSEP has an international perspective of sport and exercise psychology. Innovative applications and cross-cultural
This site is maintained by the Australian government. It provides free access to information, and in many cases full text and downloadable files, of Australian official statistics, statistical indicators and public access datasets. These cover all areas of Australian political, economic and social policy. They include maps, electoral boundaries, national and regional statistical datasets and popilation files. The catalogue can be searched or browsed. Technical and copyright information is displa
The London DataStore is maintained by the Greater London Authority. It seeks to provide free open access to government statistical datasets relating to London. These include materials relating to business and the economy; political transparency and the work of the Greater London Assembly and Mayor of London (including expenses of the mayor and London Assembly members); crime; the population and demography of London; employment, health, housing and crime rates in London. The site includes statist
Launched in 2010 this official UK government site seeks to increase greater transparency and accountability by providing free open access to many government datasets and official statistics. These cover all areas of government policy ranging from health, to the economy, crime rates and education. Users can search by theme or keyword or browse the latest additions. There is also a section with new apps and widgets. The site also includes a blog, twitter feed and forum where users can share ideas
Google Public Data explorer
Google Public Data Explorer is a tool developed by Google Labs which enables members of the public to search for statistical data, explore it and visualize it in graphs and tables. It is intended to cover nations worldwide and all areas of social, economic, demographic and political data. The site is still in Beta with collections being added. It currently includes population data worldwide, some data from the World Bank, OECD and from American statistical agencies. Users should however, remembe
Fabian Society online archive
The Fabian Society online archive is maintained by LSE Archives, which is based at the London School of Economics and political Science. It provides free access to an online library of over 580 full text pamphlets, minute books and tracts from the Fabian Society. The items have been published from 1884-1997 and cover a wide range of topics relating to British social, economic and political history. They include: electoral reform; foreign policy (such as colonialism, the Cold War and relations wi
Assuming Gender is an electronic, international, peer-reviewed academic journal produced from the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University that features cutting-edge research in feminist theories, queer theories, critical and cultural theory, literature, film studies, sociology and other relevant fields.
Militariam : political economy, security, theory
Organised by Centre for Global Economy, University of Sussex, to be held at University of Sussex Brighton United Kingdom from 2009-05-14 to 2009-05-15
T2M : Energy and innovation
Organised by International Association for the History of transport, traffic and mobility - T2M, to be held at Swiss Museum of Transport Lucerne Switzerland from 2009-11-05 to 2009-11-08
Migration and mobility : national responses to cultural diversity
Organised by International Metropolis Project and Academy for Migration Studies, Denmark, to be held at Copenhagen Congress Center Copenhagen Denmark from 2009-09-14 to 2009-09-18
British Institute of International & Comparative Law Annual Conference
Organised by British Institute of International & Comparative Law, to be held at British Institute of International and Comparative Law London United Kingdom from 2009-06-05 to 2009-06-05
Play the Game 2009
Organised by Coventry Universityâ€™s Centre for the International Business of Sport (CIBS), to be held at CIBS Coventry United Kingdom from 2009-06-08 to 2009-06-12
ATLAS Africa conference 2009 : Tourism for development: Environmental Sustainability, Poverty Reduct
Organised by ATLAS, to be held at University Of Botswana, Department of Management International Tourism Research Centre University Of Botswana, Department of Management International Tourism Research Centre Botswana from 2009-07-01 to 2009-07-03
How is Music Learning Celebrated and Developed?
This review has been written by Professor Welch and Pauline Adams, two eminent music educationalists from the Institute of Education, University of London. It is a thorough review of a number of important challenges facing music education in the 21st century, and a useful summary of related national and international research evidence. It will be a useful source of information for those undertaking a period of initial teacher training or for those commencing a piece of music education research.
What Works in Parenting Support? A Review of the International Evidence
This is a review, completed in 2004, of the international evidence regarding the effectiveness of parenting support programmes, carried out by the Policy Research Unit on behalf of the DfES.
Introduction This unit will introduce you to the law making process in Scotland. It is drawn from the Open University course W150 An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland. The Scottish legal system and many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those in England and Wales. Like the law of England and Wales, Scots law today represents centuries of development and growth. Its evolution has been influenced by many factors, social and economic, the effects of war and religious change,
This unit will introduce you to the law making process in Scotland. It is drawn from the Open University course W150 An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland. The Scottish legal system and many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those in England and Wales. Like the law of England and Wales, Scots law today represents centuries of development and growth. Its evolution has been influenced by many factors, social and economic, the effects of war and religious change,
The European Educational Research Journal
The European Educational Research Journal (EERJ) is a ‘a peer-refereed international journal devoted to Europeanization in educational research'. Articles from the EERJ are freely available online once they have been published for eighteen months. More recent articles are freely available as abstracts only.
Science Education in School Issues, Evidence and Proposals
This report advocates the need for significant change in secondary science education to provide ‘science education for citizenship’ rather than an elitist education for a few. The belief is that significant change in practice could bring about an increase in the scientific literacy of the whole population whilst simultaneously producing enough highly qualified scientists and technicians to meet the future needs of the UK in a global economy. The report advocates change so that it becomes ‘