Contention: the multidisciplinary journal of social protest

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Contention : the multidisciplinary journal of social protest.

From the publisher website for the journal:

Contention is dedicated to research on and about social protest and political behavior. The journal advances essential knowledge of a comprehensive range of collective actions, social movements, and other forms of political and social contention. By providing a multidiscipinary forum to scholars within and across the social sciences and humanities, it seeks to promote scholarly exchange and knowledge sharing among them.

While recognizing the importance of the contribution that the increasing specialization of knowledge has brought to the understanding of political behavior and collective action, Contention aims to reconstruct the fragmentation of the scientific discourse by offering in each issue a coherent but diversified range of articles from different theoretical, methodological, and philosophical approaches.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2013) to present.

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Journal of flood risk management

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : journal of flood risk management.

From the Wiley website for the journal:

Journal of flood risk management provides an international platform for knowledge sharing in all areas related to flood risk. Its explicit aim is to disseminate ideas across the range of disciplines where flood related research is carried out and it provides content ranging from leading edge academic papers to applied content with the practitioner in mind.

Readers and authors come from a wide background and include hydrologists, meteorologists, geographers, geomorphologists, conservationists, civil engineers, social scientists, policy makers, insurers and practitioners. They share an interest in managing the complex interactions between the many skills and disciplines that underpin the management of flood risk across the world.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2008) to present.

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Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports, 1941-1996 trial access

Trial access has been arranged to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports, 1941-1996 from 27 March – 25 April 2017.

Access is via the following URL:

As the United States’ principal historical record of political open source intelligence for more than half a century, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Report is an indispensable source for insights into decades of turbulent world history. The original mission of the FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. Accordingly, it provides a wealth of information from all countries outside of the U.S.—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

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voxgov trial

Trial access is now available for one month from today 11 January to 10 February 2016 to the voxgov resource for Americanists, political scientists and historians.

voxgov aims to become “the established site of record for unedited media, news and information from all official government sources, providing reliable and comprehensive value-added access to government communications.”

As well as providing the mass output of all areas and branches and personnel of government, voxgov is built with a sophisticated array of tools for managing government data, empowering the user in information retrieval and presentation of themes and topics over time.

Access the trial via this link on or off campus.

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Yearbook of international organizations

Available now on the eresources@cambridge A-Z, from 2015 access is provided to The Yearbook of International Organizations via this link.

Compiling and disseminating information and data on international organizations has been one of the UIA’s core activities since 1907. This vast resource of information is published in the Yearbook of International Organizations – the most comprehensive reference work and information resource on international non-profit organizations and associations worldwide.

The over 66,000 international organizations maintained in our database include Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) and International Nongovernmental Organizations (INGOs) in 300 countries and territories. Approximately 1,200 new organizations are added each year.

The Yearbook includes detailed descriptions of international organizations, and also includes relationships and cross-links with other listed international organizations. In addition, biographical information is provided on principal officers, as well as bibliographical information on the organization’s main publications and information services.

Statistics on international organizations are summed up in separate charts, tables and other visual representations, giving an overview of a broad range of organizational data, and making it easy to compare and identify trends.

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International

Cambridge now has access to the PAIS International database thanks to a subscription to the ProQuest Social Sciences Premium collection.

PAIS was established in 1914 for the purpose of chronicling the world’s public affairs, public and social policies, international relations, and world politics and to prepare and disseminate information, primarily bibliographic in nature, for the use of scholars, researchers, librarians, legislators, government officials, the business and financial community, policy researchers, students, and others seeking to locate published information in the realm of public policy.

PAIS (originally, the Public Affairs Information Service) combines two databases: PAIS International and PAIS Archive.

The PAIS International database contains continually updated records for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages. It is updated quarterly with over 17,000 current records added in total each year.

PAIS Archive contains over 1.23 million records and covers monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, and analytics.  PAIS Archive provides a unique perspective on the 20th century’s most important public and social policies, such as Prohibition, suffrage, pacifism, civil rights, McCarthyism, Vietnam War, and Watergate.

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Just south of Lampedusa island, the Italian Navy transfers 219 migrants to their ship. The migrants include Pakistanis, Syrians, Moroccans, Nigerians, and Nepalis who had left the coast of Libya with smugglers the night before. The Navy ship operates as part of the EU’s “Mare Nostrum” project, searching for boats with migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

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Chatham House Online Archive

Trial access is now available until 30 November to the Chatham House Online Archive

The Chatham House Online Archive contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference.

The Institute’s analysis and research, as well as debates and speeches it has hosted, can be found in this online archive, subject-indexed and fully searchable.

Please access the Chatham House Archive via this link and send your feedback on the trial to  Thank you.

Mr. Krushchev to the Indian Parliarment, 21 November 1955:

“We are often accused of trying to export communist ideas to other countries; many other stupid things are said about us.  … The question arises of who launches these fabrications about the Soviet Union and why.  They are launched by the reactionary circles so as to browbeat people by false rumours of a communist menace, to whip up war hysteria.  … in our country far from all people are members of the Party or the Komsomol, and we do not strive for this.  But the entire population of our country have united around the Communist Party, rightly regarding it as their organiser and leader.  The people and the Party are inseparable in our country …”

Mr. Bulganin, and Mr. Khrushchev. “(x) Extracts from Speeches by Mr. Bulganin and Mr. Khrushchev on their Tour of India, Burma and Afghanistan, November-December 1955.” Documents on International Affairs 1955. Noble Frankland, ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1958. 486-503.

Image:  Jawaharlal Nehru, Nikita Khrushchev and Marshal Bulganin at a reception in 1955. Photographer: Aditya Arya