Worldwide

Report

24 May 2018

Now that North Korea has finally reached the threshold of a nuclear missile capability to directly threaten the US mainland, its scripted brand of hyperbole and brinksmanship is encountering a different sort of melodrama - the political theatre of Donald Trump.

Report

23 May 2018

The report contains an update on dementia plans adopted and in development around the world, including progress towards target one of the global plan - for 146 WHO Member States to develop plans, policies or other frameworks on dementia by 2025.

Report

22 May 2018

This paper reviews the latest empirical evidence from Australia and overseas regarding the effectiveness of public and non-public sex offender registries. Results show that while public sex offender registries may have a small general deterrent effect on first time offenders, they do not reduce recidivism....

Journal article

22 May 2018

To meet the terms of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the global energy system must be entirely decarbonized by the end of this century. Two scenarios have been developed: a reference case (REF) and an advanced 100% renewable energy scenario (ADV). ADV reflects the trends in...

Working paper

18 May 2018

We analyse the relationship between subjective wellbeing (SWB) and the World Bank’s measure of a country’s economic sustainability, adjusted net savings (ANS). We model SWB at individual level and at aggregated group level as a function of past ANS levels, after controlling for a country’s...

Working paper

18 May 2018

We add to the literature on the driving forces of international migration. While the existing literature establishes that income differences, migration costs, and certain other factors (e.g. climate or human rights) affect the migration decision, we focus on the broader role of nonpecuniary factors. We...

Journal article

16 May 2018

The UK open access (OA) policy landscape simultaneously preferences Gold publishing models (Finch Report, RCUK, COAF) and Green OA through repository usage (HEFCE), creating the possibility of confusion and duplication of effort for academics and support staff. Alongside these policy developments, there has been an...

Guide

16 May 2018

This report intends to be a guide to assist the decision-makers in cities that recognise the challenges of food waste management and wish to find sustainable and effective solutions.

Research report

15 May 2018

There is a link between China’s plans to return to a position of global centrality and its food security. Beijing’s food security strategy has shifted toward overseas investments.

Report

15 May 2018

This paper examines the intergovernmental processes and partnerships that support and guide the development of UN peacekeeping policy to identify what needs to be considered to build consensus on its future direction.

Report

14 May 2018

The central message of this report is that the impact of digital regulation should be viewed through the prism of human rights law. Government attempts to control the digital world pose an inevitable tension between two fundamental human rights - fair access to the internet...

Report

7 May 2018

The wave of civic space constraints – which is unlikely to recede soon – has been the focus of much study and discussion. This report examines how donor governments can effectively support civic space in this challenging environment.

Journal article

4 May 2018

This editorial outlines ten simple rules for academics that are considering using preprints as a scholarly communication mechanism.

Book

A BCcampus Open Education reference for writing and self-publishing an open textbook
3 May 2018

The BCcampus Open Education Self-publishing guide is a reference for individuals or groups wanting to write and self-publish an open textbook. This guide provides details on the preparation, planning, writing, publication, and maintenance of an open textbook.

Article

3 May 2018

Social media platforms have been notoriously opaque about how they work. But something may have shifted, writes Tarleton Gillespie.

Report

2 May 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) could transform healthcare, with potentially huge benefits. However, it also runs the risk of creating an inhuman system.

Book

29 Apr 2018

This resource explores how legislation affects women’s access to jobs, property, justice and credit, and showcases progress on gender legal parity around the world.

Research report

25 Apr 2018

This report is about the human experience of the Internet. It is an independent, open source compilation of data, research and stories, that show how the Internet evolves each year across five issues.

Commentary

24 Apr 2018

Facebook’s chief executive made a surprise admission to Congress earlier this month. Yet we’re in danger of letting him off the hook.