The Economist

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z:  The Economist

Thanks to a collaboration led by the Judge Business School in liaison with the Marshall Library and the University Library, Cambridge now has online, reliable access to the current issues and all issues of The Economist from 1997 via the Economist website.

From the Intelligent Life supplement – November/December 2011:


J.M. Ledgard opts for a sense of freedom, possibility and run-ins with Albert Einstein …

Autumn in the Ivy League. A Halloween jack-o’-lantern on the doorstep. A clear morning, with breezes all the way from the ocean. The colours on the leafy American street come as if from a dream: reds and golds gusting.

A brisk walk to a diner by the Princeton campus. Stools and counters are lined with chrome, the lighting is viscid. Breakfast is ham and eggs, coffee, a cigarette; the newsprint is inky, the news is from Moscow.

Mid-morning, an appointment with Einstein at the Institute for Advanced Study. A technical discussion, pushing around ideas about energy and star systems, Einstein hopping, the trees blazing through the window.

Meetings with students, a run around the muddy pitches, then back to the house.

Home is not home. It is a large upstairs apartment, Nabokovian you could say, with few items, some portable heirlooms…having arrived from Europe, having escaped all that, and yet the losses and victory of the war still too close to fall into any perspective.

The remains of the day are bright and warm on the bedroom balcony. Raked leaves burn on a bonfire in the garden below. Solitary drinking, smoking, listening to records; Polish songs, or Czech, at once far away and ever so close.

The special part is that this place is freedom, is possibility, is reinvention. Coincidentally, and impossible to see from the balcony, or even from Einstein’s study, it is the high-water mark of abundance on the planet, the maximum moment, of consumption without a sense of an ending.

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Cambridge journal of regions, economy and society

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Cambridge journal of regions, economy and society

Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society publishes multi-disciplinary international research on the spatial dimensions of contemporary socio-economic-political change.  The aim of the Journal is to understand the formative changes and developments associated with the new spatial foundations of today’s globalizing world. It also examines how changes in the global economy are playing out across different spatial scales.

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International relations of the Asia-Pacific

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z gateway : International relations of the Asia-Pacific

International Relations of the Asia-Pacific publishes contributions to our understanding of the dynamics of international politics in Asia and has presented important work on the wider debates in international relations theory from Asian perspectives.

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Journal of international relations and development

New journal on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: Journal of international relations and development

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and British Prime Minister David Cameron during a helicopter inspection of the main Olympic venues in the Imereti Valley of Sochi. (RIA Novosti/Aleksey Nikolskyi)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and British Prime Minister David Cameron during a helicopter inspection of the main Olympic venues in the Imereti Valley of Sochi. (RIA Novosti/Aleksey Nikolskyi)

The Journal of international relations and development is an independent and internationally peer-reviewed journal in international relations and international political economy. It publishes articles on contemporary world politics and the global political economy from a variety of methodologies and approaches.

The journal, whose history goes back to 1984, was originally established to encourage scholarly publications by authors coming from Central/Eastern Europe. In the late 1990s the journal was refounded as the official journal of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA), implementing a rigorous peer-review system and opening its pages to submissions from all scholars, regardless of regional affiliation. JIRD is a global journal with regional roots.

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BBC Monitoring Library Trial

Trial access is available until 18 March 2014 to the BBC Monitoring Library.

BBC Monitoring Library is a current affairs news service that reports on political and economic events around the world as they impact on international relations, environment issues, migration, peacekeeping, arms proliferation, crime, health, terrorism, human rights, energy, media, and many more topics.

More than 3,000 radio, television, press, internet and news agency sources in over 150 countries are monitored to inform the BBC’s distinctive, authoritative and reliable reporting of political and economic news.

Articles are selected from traditional and new media worldwide, with over one hundred source languages being translated into English to provide a fully searchable digital current affairs resource.

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Mobilization: an international quarterly

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Mobilization: an international quarterly


‘Police and Pickets, Bedwas Colliery’ – ‘Heddlu a phicedwyr, Glorfa Bedwas’ by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

From the main website for the journal:

Mobilization is a review of research about social and political movements, strikes, riots, protests, insurgencies, revolutions, and other forms of contentious politics. Its goal is to advance the systematic, scholarly, and scientific study of these phenomena, and to provide a forum for the discussion of methodologies, theories, and conceptual approaches across the disciplines of sociology, political science, social psychology, and anthropology.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1996) to present.

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Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding

Old timer structural worker

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, covering international relations, sociology, international law, social anthropology, geography and regional studies.

This cross-disciplinary journal analyses international intervention, focussing on interactions and practices to shape influence and transform state and society. It looks at internal and external influences, including international organisations, coalitions or single states, and looks at how they compete against each other to establish and institutionalise rule.

The aims and scope of the journal can be found here.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2007) to present.

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