New! The Encyclopedia of Political Thought

I’m happy to let you know that following requests from staff in Politics & International Relations the Library has purchased access to The Encyclopedia of Political Thought online from Wiley Blackwell. The Encyclopedia examines the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, and political philosophy.

You can access The Encyclopedia of Political Thought via DiscoverEd.

The Encyclopedia 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. Examining the history of political thought from antiquity to contemporary political theory and political philosophy, the Encyclopedia also reflects diverse traditions in the evolution of political theory and political science. Continue reading

New books in the Library for Social and Political Science

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a (very) small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in semester two, 2016/17 for the School of Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School.

–> Find these and more via DiscoverEd.

The crisis of the European Union: a response by Jürgen Habermas ; translated by Ciaran Cronin (shelfmark: JN40 Hab. Also available as e-book).

Women, work, and politics : the political economy of gender inequality by Torben Iversen and Frances Rosenbluth (shelfmark: HQ1236 Ive.)

The Sage handbook of resistance edited by David Courpasson and Steven Vallas (e-book).

Gandhi in political theory: truth, law and experiment by Anuradha Veeravalli (shelfmark: DS481.G3 Vee. Also available as e-book).

Traces of the future: an archaeology of medical science in Africa edited by Paul Wenzel Geissler, Guillaume Lachenal, John Manton and Noémi Tousignant ; with special contributions by Evgenia Arbugaeva and Mariele Neudecker (shelfmark: R651 Tra.)

Digital labor: the Internet as playground and factory edited by Trebor Scholz (shelfmark: HM851 Dig. Also available as e-book). Continue reading

New books in the Library for Social and Political Science

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a (very) small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in semester one, 2016/17 for the School of Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School.

–> Find these and more via DiscoverEd.

digital_sociologies_bookcoverThe new Northern Irish politics? by Jonathan Tonge (shelfmark: DA990.U46 Ton.)

International humanitarian law and the changing technology of war edited by Dan Saxon (shelfmark: KZ6471 Int.)

Routledge international handbook of social work education edited by Imogen Taylor, Marion Bogo, Michelle Lefevre and Barbra Teater (e-book).

Digital sociologies edited by Jessie Daniels, Karen Gregory, Tressie McMillan Cottom (shelfmark: HM851 Dig.) Continue reading

Fitba’ crazy, fitba’ mad? A football inspired reading list (again)

Euro 2016 kicks off tonight in France and to mark this occasion we decided to resurrect and update our football inspired reading list that we originally published almost 2 years ago to the day when the World Cup 2014 was just about to begin. These are just a small number of the e-books currently available to staff and students of the University in the Library’s collections that look at different aspects of the beautiful (or not so beautiful) game.

9781137371263.inddFootball’s dark side: corruption, homophobia, violence and racism in the beautiful game by Ellis Cashmore and Jamie Cleland aims to express the views of thousands of football fans on the game they love, but which they know has an unpleasant underside demonstrating that beyond  football’s assumed social value, the glamour and the spectacle an array of serious problems and exclusions endure. [This is also available in print in the Main Library at GV943.9.S64 Cas.]

Marketing and football: an international perspective edited by Michel Desbordes and Simon Chadwick examines in two parts the study of football marketing in Europe and the development of a marketing dedicated to football, with the question of the European example being used worldwide. Continue reading

New to the Library for Social and Political Science

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a (very) small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in April 2016 for the School of Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School.

–> Find these and more via DiscoverEd.

Capitalism: competition, conflict, crises by Anwar Shaikh (shelfmark: HB501 Sha. Also available as e-book).

Theories of international politics and zombies by Daniel W. Drezner (shelfmark: JZ1305 Dre. Also available as e-book).

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“What would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? Daniel Drezner’s groundbreaking book answers the question that other international relations scholars have been too scared to ask. Addressing timely issues with analytical bite, Drezner looks at how well-known theories from international relations might be applied to a war with zombies.”

There is: the event and the finitude of appearing by Claude Romano ; translated by Michael B. Smith (shelfmark: B2433.R663 Rom.) Continue reading

What’s new in the Library for Social and Political Science?

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a (very) small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections since the beginning of January for the School of Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School. Find even more via DiscoverEd.

The great transition : shifting from fossil fuels to solar and wind energy by Lester R. Brown with Janet Larsen, J. Matthew Roney, and Emily E. Adams (shelfmark: TJ808 Bro.)

The secret of our success: how culture is driving human evolution, domesticating our species, and making us smarter by Joseph Henrich (e-book).

secret_success_bookcover“Drawing insights from lost European explorers, clever chimpanzees, mobile hunter-gatherers, neuroscientific findings, ancient bones, and the human genome, Joseph Henrich demonstrates how our collective brains have propelled our species’ genetic evolution and shaped our biology”

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New books for Social and Political Science: July 2015

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in July 2015 for Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being studied and researched within School.

envisioning_utopias_book_coverEnvisioning real utopias by Erik Olin Wright (shelfmark: HX73 Wri.)

Inmates’ Narratives and Discursive Discipline in Prison : Rewriting personal histories through cognitive behavioral programs by Jennifer A. Schlosser (e-book)

Illegality, inc.: clandestine migration and the business of bordering Europe by Ruben Andersson (shelfmark: JV8259.Z6 And.)

Social policy in the European Union by Karen M. Anderson (shelfmark: HN373.5 And.) Continue reading

*New* Bloomsbury eBook Collections

The Library has recently subscribed a number of collections in the Bloomsbury eBook Collections.

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Bloomsbury eBook Collections delivers instant access to Bloomsbury’s research publications with unlimited user access and the facility to download and print chapter PDFs without DRM (Digital rights management) restriction.

Specifically of interest to SPS are the e-book collections related to Anthropology, International Relations and Politics but other collections are available.

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University of Edinburgh has access to those collections that have an open lock icon next to them.

Access is only available if you are working on-campus or are working off-campus using the VPN (Virtual Private Network).

You can access the Bloomsbury eBook Collections via the E-book Collections A-Z list or the Databases A-Z list on the Library website. The individual book titles will be added to DiscoverEd in due course.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for Social and Political Science

 

New books for Social and Political Science: May-June 2015

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in May and June 2015 for Social and Political Science and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being studied and researched within School.

government_next_door_book_coverThe government next door: neighborhood politics in urban China by Luigi Tomba (shelfmark: HT147.C48 Tom.)

George Padmore and decolonization from below: pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the end of empire by Leslie James (shelfmark: DT30 Jam. Also available as e-book.)

The self by Constantine Sedikides and Steven Spencer (e-book).

Land and Desire in Early Zionism by Boaz Neumann (shelfmark: DS149 Neu. Also available as e-book.) Continue reading

General Election 2015: recommended resources

It’s hard to miss that today, Thursday 7th May 2015, the UK is going to the polls to vote in the General Election. Have you voted yet?

We’ve pulled together just a small selection of Library resources and external sources that you may find useful if you are interested in elections and the election process in general or specifically in the UK General Election 2015.

What do the papers say?

newspaper_image_1Although traditional news outlets are seen as less influential these days they still matter and have been extensively covering the General Election.

Factiva (off-campus access requires VPN) and NexisUK (click “Academic sign-in” and choose “UK federation”) allow you to search and access the full text of a large number of UK and international newspapers to find out how they have been covering the General Election. Read full text articles, compare how different newspapers are covering the same issues and stories, track the coverage of the General Election from the beginning and more. You can also use Lexis Library to specifically look at UK newspapers.

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