Alabama Review

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Alabama Review

From the Project Muse website for the journal:

The Alabama Review is a peer-reviewed academic journal that presents the best of scholarship on the history of the state. Published by the Alabama Historical Association in cooperation with the Auburn University history department, the Review covers a wide range of topics: pre-Revolutionary War colonization, Native Americans, state and regional politics, the Confederacy and the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, education, the civil rights movement, and religion are only some of the subjects you will find in the pages of the Review. In addition to regular articles, the journal features book reviews and notes, annotated documents, and research opportunities”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 60 (2007) to present.

Access Alabama Review via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

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Encyclopedia of political thought

The University of Cambridge now has access to the Encyclopedia of political thought.  The Encyclopedia can be accessed via this link:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://www.encyclopediaofpoliticalthought.com/

The Encyclopedia examines the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and political philosophy. The entries range in size from shorter definitions and biographies to extended treatments of major topics and traditions. Tracing the evolution of political thinking from antiquity to the present, the scope of this unprecedented resource emphasizes the richness and diversity of the field’s traditions.

  • Offers over 900 A-Z entries including shorter definitions and biographies as well as extended treatments of major topics from over 700 contributors from around the world.
  • Examines the history of political thought from antiquity to contemporary political theory and political philosophy
  • Reflects diverse traditions in the evolution of political theory and political science
  • Addresses the theorists, their key theories and methods from within the western canon as well as from non-western perspectives

“A central problem for constitutionalism is the enforcement of constitutional norms. In the USA, there is no effective dissent from the practice, established in 1803 by Chief Justice Marshall in Marbury v. Madison, that courts in appropriate cases may overturn statutes as unconstitutional. But the idea of a constitutional court, though gaining ground around the world, is not a necessary component of constitutionalism. Legislatures and executives may feel bound by constitutional norms, even though they have the formal power to disregard them. Not since 1707 have British monarchs vetoed legislation enacted by parliament, though they have the “legal” authority to do so. In the USA, decisions to impeach and convict federal officials, such as the president and judges, are wholly in the hands of Congress under the constitution itself, but the impeachment power has been used only sparingly and when, occasionally, it was misused, the Senate refused to convict. That said, it is also indisputable that constitutional norms can change so that what was once thought to be perfectly plain and acceptable to one generation becomes unthinkable, as a matter of constitutional law, to another. The most spectacular example in American history is the Supreme Court’s change of mind on the question of racial segregation from its 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson to its decision in 1954 in Brown v. Board of Education.”

— Lieberman, J. K. 2014. Constitutionalism. The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. 730–732

Inscription on the wall of the Supreme Court Building from Marbury v. Madison, in which Chief Justice John Marshall outlined the concept of judicial review

Moreana

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Moreana.

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From the Edinburgh University Press  website for the journal:

“Founded in 1963, Moreana publishes academic research about the person, historical milieu, and writing of the English humanist, Thomas More. In addition, the journal promotes research in cultural, historical, religious, and political contexts of the sixteenth century.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 37 (2000) to present (the most recent volume currently available is 2007).

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British Politics

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : British Politics.

26909628174_d9f9b15fee_zFrom the Springer website for the journal:

British Politics (BP) has a wide scope, and seeks to provide a counterweight to the growing fragmentation of this field during recent years. The journal promotes a holistic understanding of British politics by encouraging a closer integration between theoretical and empirical research, between historical and contemporary analyses, and by fostering a conception of British politics as a broad and multi-disciplinary field of study. This incorporates a range of sub-fields, including psephology, policy analysis, regional studies, comparative politics, institutional analysis, political theory, political economy, historical analysis, cultural studies and social policy.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2006) to present.

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Official Publications Online

New on eresources@cambridge & LibGuides A-Z:  Official Publications Online

Cambridge University Library now makes available the Official Publications Online resource in its entirety, on and off campus, from the Stationery Office (TSO, formerly HMSO).

Official Publications Online includes UK, Scottish, Northern Ireland and Welsh legislation, Command and House papers (including White Papers, Green Papers, Annual reports and accounts, Departmental reports, and the Treaty series), Hansard, Bills of Parliament, votes and proceedings, Select Committee Reports and Public Bill Committee Debates.  In other words, all the official publications you need in one place with no need to search through different websites.  Official Publications Online also offers:

  • PDF availability on the day of publication so that you have instant access
  • Single, comprehensive search engine across all official publications to make it easier to find the information you need
  • Customisable email alerting service and RSS feeds to keep you up to date

You can access Official Publications Online via this link.  The University Library has joined with the Squire Law Library to make this resource available that was previously limited in access to certain locations in the University.

 

New Formations

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : new formations


From the Project Muse website for the journal:

New Formations publishes original work that explores the uses of cultural theory for the analysis of political and social issues – be they historical or contemporary – and it publishes work from any discipline which meets this criterion, or which bears directly upon current debates within cultural theory, cultural studies, or the wider critical humanities or social sciences.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from 2007 to present.

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Grey Room

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : GREY ROOM.

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From the MIT website for the journal:

Grey Room brings together scholarly and theoretical articles from the fields of architecture, art, media, and politics to forge a cross-disciplinary discourse uniquely relevant to contemporary concerns.

“Publishing some of the most interesting and original work within these disciplines, Grey Room has positioned itself at the forefront of the most current aesthetic and critical debates. Featuring original articles, translations, interviews, dossiers, and academic exchanges, Grey Room‘s emphasis on aesthetic practice and historical and theoretical discourse appeals to a wide range of readers, including architects, artists, scholars, students, and critics.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from issue 1 (2000) to present.

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