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December 2nd 2022 0

On Authoritarianism and Democratic Liberalism in the Arab World

The conventional reading of authoritarianism and contentious politics in the Arabic speaking World has often implied that democratic liberals are entirely absent in the region, or that if they do exist, they are either entirely ineffectual or self-interes…

December 2nd 2022

The Big Lie and Much More

Donald Trump’s presidency has done more damage to America’s political institutions than most people realize.  I explain how in my new book, Institutions Under Siege: Donald Trump’s Attack on the Deep State. Of course, some of that d…

December 2nd 2022

The Great Plague Scare of 1720: Disaster and Society in the Eighteenth-Century World

On May 12, 1720, health officials in Marseille wrote the gouverneur of the region of Provence in Paris requesting to expedite the construction of a new building for the local Bureau de la santé or Health Board. The structure that had stood there si…

December 2nd 2022

New kids on the block in ‘business and human rights’

Human rights violations by corporations that operate in more than one state have attracted the attention of legal scholars over the past four decades. The field of ‘business and human rights’ has, however, been largely silent on private transn…

November 30th 2022

Diagnosing the Causes of Mass Incarceration to Develop a Cure

The United States imprisons a shocking proportion of its population, eclipsing the rates of other countries and historical norms. The past three years have produced some modest improvement, but much of that change was driven by a global pandemic. With jai…

November 28th 2022

An Introduction to Communicative Efficiency

For a long time, linguists have thought of language as a tool for thinking. Under this view, how we use language for communication is not particularly interesting because it does not tell us anything about the ‘core’, ‘inherent’ pr…

November 28th 2022

The Legality of a Jewish State

Anyone who knows anything about the Israel/Palestine issue knows that the United Nations decided on a plan to create a Jewish state in Palestine in order to protect world Jewry. That is, anyone who has not looked into what actually occurred at the United …

November 25th 2022

The Evolution of Everything

Writers from Polybius to Machiavelli to Twain to Toynbee to Tuchman have observed how events in history seem to repeat down through the centuries and millennia. The post The Evolution of Everything first appeared on FifteenEightyFour | Cambridge Universit…

November 24th 2022

Market or State: The Regulation and Practice of Bankers’ Remuneration in the UK and China

Executive remuneration in the banking sector is always a contested question. Are bankers paid too much for their performance? How should bankers be incentivised? Should bankers’ remuneration be regulated? In the aftermath of the Global Financial Cri…

November 23rd 2022

How do you win the World Cup?

A year or so before South Africa hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a visiting professor gave a talk at a South African university. He asked a very simple question: How do you win a world cup? Do you, he continued, appoint a very expensive coach? This, in fa…

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December 1st 2022 0

The Co-presence of Absence and Presence

“Your authors are a microcosm of the state of the world,” Mariellen Sandford wrote me, when I told her of the challenges we faced completing our issue.…

November 30th 2022 0

Bustard Conservation

Bustards are deeply challenging birds to conserve. Their grassland habitats are in irresistible demand for food production—both agriculture and livestock—throughout their ranges in the Eastern Hemisphere.

November 30th 2022 0

Cambridge Enterprise licenses unique new device for cancer diagnosis

Cambridge Enterprise, part of the University of Cambridge, is one of the world’s most successful technology transfer offices. Together with Cambridge Advance Online, they lead our Research Commercialisation and Technology Transfer course.

November 28th 2022 0

At the recent Charleston Conference, 2 librarians discussed institutional use of the Cambridge eTextbooks full collection

In “Breaking old habits: How libraries can lead the pivot to institution-wide eTextbook provision”, Kathleen Folger from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA, and Esther Arens at the University of Leicester, UK, presented their libraries&…

November 28th 2022 0

New approaches to The Creole Debate: Our methodologies, even when empirical, constrain the outcome

Creoles, perhaps more than other languages, have been categorized on the basis of their structural properties. The Creole Debate is, essentially, the question of whether or not creole languages are unique based on these formal properties.…

November 25th 2022 0

Single channel digital controller design for a high spinning rate rolling airframe missile

Guided missiles are critical weapon systems with high precision and destructive power. They have been used since World War II, and with scientific and technological improvements, they have become a major part of military aviation.…

November 24th 2022 0

Effective communication skills: communicating scientific research

Lisa Neidhardt shares her experience with communication skills training Simon Hall, course leader for Compelling Communication Skills, helped Lisa Neidhardt, PhD candidate and Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge with communication skills t…

November 23rd 2022 0

Harmonious Construction and the International Law Allegory in India

Introduction The debate on whether international law can be considered as true ‘law’ has been unremitting, with no definite answer to the bindingness of international law.…

November 22nd 2022 0

Our top tips for online learning

University of Cambridge Online courses allow you to study flexibly in your own time and participate from anywhere in the world, but online learning can be a challenge if you are used to the structure of school or university.

November 21st 2022 0

How can the CBT community better meet the needs of older people?

The November BABCP Article of the Month is from the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (tCBT) and is entitled “Embedding the silver thread in all-age psychological services: training and supervising younger therapists to deliver CBT for anxiety or depres…

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