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November 12th 2019 0

Financing Colonial Rule in Asia and Africa

No state can do without taxation. States need to pay for bureaucrats, soldiers, policemen, infrastructure, and the more ambitious ones also pay for schools, hospitals and social security programs. Fiscal capacity forms the backbone of the state, and both …

November 11th 2019 0

Buzz: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies

Buzz: Inside the Minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies is available now. This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify.

November 10th 2019 0

Religion and Brazilian Democracy: Mobilizing the People of God

In August 2014, about seventy evangelical clergy in the Brazilian city of Juiz de Fora gathered for the monthly meeting of the local Council of Pastors. The worship/meeting space was an unadorned hall with white-painted cinderblock walls and the stage at …

November 7th 2019 0

Did Conservatives Transform State Education Policy?

2020 Democratic presidential candidates are attacking charter schools, education vouchers, and test-score-based teacher accountability schemes, even backtracking on their past support. Following other issue debates, education positions are polarizing alon…

November 6th 2019 0

Making sense of sustainability transformations across societies.

When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the recent Climate Action Summit in New York urged countries to “show the way towards a full transformation of economies in line with sustainable development goals”, this reflected the growing inte…

November 5th 2019 0

Should we brace for change? A new era for worldwide abortion law

Once again, pro- and anti-abortion advocates are clashing across the United States. Will reigniting this conflict over defining moral issues spill over to influence abortion policy worldwide? Producing Reproductive Rights looks at the players around the g…

November 5th 2019 0

Strategic Human Resource Management

The website of GE mentions: “the relentless quest for progress has fueled 130 years of innovation. We believe that our people are our most powerful catalysts for growth and innovation”.  At Google, the HR team, has revolutionized HR the s…

November 4th 2019 0

My November 1989 in Berlin

On November 9, 1989, I boarded a plane in New York City at Kennedy airport for a long-planned trip to West Berlin, having no idea (as no one did at the time) that the Berlin Wall would fall while I was on the plane. I was a graduate student at Columbia Un…

November 1st 2019 0

Shakespeare ‘sans frontières’

In a lecture given in 1978 the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges observed that nations tend to choose authors to represent them that do not resemble their national character, citing, as a striking example, the discrepancy between a ‘hyperbolic&rsqu…

October 30th 2019 0

Palaeoeconomy Revisited: culture, economy and 21st century archaeological science.

Amy and I wrote Subsistence and Society: New Directions in Economic Archaeology, because the time was right to rethink the topic for two key reasons. Firstly, palaeoeconomics and environmental archaeology, which flourished from the 1950s to 80s, became qu…

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November 12th 2019 0

To Decide or Not to Decide- That is the Question

The Mental Capacity Act was always meant to be an enabling piece of legislation, providing carers, health and social care professionals, a legal umbrella to support what they have been doing for years when supporting individuals who lack capacity to make …

November 11th 2019 0

Metabolic phenotyping- a tool that could help deliver personalised nutrition

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for November is from Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘Metabotyping and its role in nutrition research' by Lorraine Brennan and Elaine Hillesheim.

November 7th 2019 0

Beyond the Berlin Wall

A look through the Contemporary European History (CEH) archives shows that the journal has led the charge to reevaluate the meaning of 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

November 6th 2019 0

The White Ant’s Burden

My article explores the different meanings of termites, or white ants, for the British empire in India... and shows how South Asians in the 19th and 20th centuries themselves internalised the British imperial rhetoric of white ants to pursue their own dis…

November 6th 2019 0

Reforming Food and Eating in Protestant England, c. 1560 – c. 1640

In my article, I bring together theological tracts with those concerning diet (dietaries and regimens) to illuminate a printed discourse in which English Protestants sought to define a new relationship to everyday food and eating in light of the Reformati…

November 6th 2019 0

Tim Godfray retires from the Booksellers Association

On Wednesday 30th October, the London Library (a most appropriate venue) was filled with the chatter – and, no doubt, some more serious conversations – of 250 eminent and very diverse representatives of the bookselling and publishing industrie…

November 5th 2019 0

150 years of humanitarian reflection: A momentous anniversary

Many know the International Review of the Red Cross as an academic publication dedicated to issues of international humanitarian law, policy and action produced by the ICRC and published by Cambridge University Press., but not everyone who is familiar wit…

November 5th 2019 0

First fossil dragonflies from B.C. identified and named

Paleontologists say these fossils can now help us understand the ancient history of these insects in our region. Six fossil dragonfly species, dating from about 50 million years ago, are the first from British Columbia and Washington to receive scientific…

November 4th 2019 1

Is crop competition an effective weed control strategy?

When it comes to weed control, today’s growers face a double whammy. Weeds have developed resistance to many of our existing herbicide options at a time when new herbicide discoveries have plummeted.…

November 1st 2019 0

Did Conservatives Transform State Education Policy?

2020 Democratic presidential candidates are attacking charter schools, education vouchers, and test-score-based teacher accountability schemes, even backtracking on their past support.…

October 31st 2019 0

Technologies of indecision and ambiguity

Referencing his article in the latest issue of the European Journal of International Security (EIS), Rune Saugmann writes on ‘military techno-vision’.…

October 30th 2019 0

Battling Glyphosate-Resistant Kochia: Research shows sugarbeet growers must think beyond herbicides

Kochia has become one of the most problematic weeds in the U.S. – now resistant to at least four herbicide sites of action.…

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