Nov 18 2014
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Nov 18 2014
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Nov 17 2014
While immigration and the Latino vote may not have been decisive in the 2014 midterm elections, the Republican takeover of the Senate come January 2015 and increased majority in the House have significant implications for the outcome of the immigration debate. This article examines the changing dynamics and the president’s intent to proceed with executive action to shield some of the unauthorized immigrant population from deportation.
Pacific Island Nations, Criminal Deportees, and Reintegration Challenges
Pacific Islanders with criminal convictions have found themselves deported from Australia, New Zealand, or the United States, which have shifted their immigration enforcement priorities in recent years. This article explores the significant barriers to reintegration that criminal deportees in Pacific Island countries face upon their return, including difficulty accessing community networks and jobs.
[Source: Migration Information Source November 13, 2014]
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Nov 13 2014
The inauguration of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Bangkok in 1996 was celebrated with enthusiasm and hopes in the two regions because this forum represented a breakthrough in Asia-Europe relations. The region-to-region pattern of the relations becomes the study framework that enables the explorations of central themes which include the Asian regional identity, ASEAN collective diplomatic prominence, and the informality of the ASEM institution.
From the late 1990s up to until recently, China’s approach to Southeast Asia and various territorial and maritime disputes was to engage in “good neighbour policy” and bilateral negotiations. In the recent years, however, Beijing’s actions have somewhat departed from this broadly benign approach. For China, energy security and maritime development are the main considerations.
The Singapore Lecture Series was inaugurated in 1980 by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies with a founding endowment from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and augmented by a generous donation in 1983 from Exxon Mobil Asia Pacific. On 22 April 2014, the 34th Singapore Lecture was delivered by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
Huong Le Thu
Some analysts see Southeast Asia dividing into continental and maritime sub-groups, largely due to great power rivalry. This paper seeks to address the implications of this division for Vietnam. Sustaining positive bilateral relations with China has been challenging for Vietnam because of the asymmetry of power between the two neighbours.
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Nov 03 2014
The British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences aims to be a fellowship of distinguished scholars, a funding body for the promotion of good ideas, and a voice of advocacy for the humanities and social sciences. The News section on the homepage is frequently updated and often interesting. About Us is another great place to start. Here, readers will find A Guide to the British Academy as well as Annual Reports to explore. Fascinating tidbits include the multimedia publication Prospering Wisely, which argues that ‘prosperity’ needs to be conceptualized in more than just financial terms.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 42, October 31, 2014]
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Nov 02 2014
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, with three cases diagnosed in the United States, has generated tremendous public fear and anxiety in the United States and other countries. The Obama administration has restricted air travel from West Africa to five airports with enhanced screening, amid calls for a complete travel ban. The Policy Beat examines the use of U.S. immigration controls to halt the spread of disease.
[Source: Migration Information Source October 30, 2014]
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Oct 29 2014
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Oct 27 2014
The Association for Psychological Science (APS), founded in 1988, seeks to “promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.” This website takes a step toward that goal. Start with the homepage, where you can find a list of links to Psychological Science in the News, featuring up to date coverage of psychology research in such news outlets as the New York Times, ABC News, and many others. Also check out recent issues of Observer, the association’s magazine, with articles about the latest scientific psychology. If you’re interested in the science of psychology, this site will provide hours of learning and fun. Educators, especially, will find much to digest in the Teaching section, replete with APS Blogs by Wray Herbert and Teaching Tips.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 41, October 24, 2014]
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Oct 24 2014
Due to essential maintenance users will not be able to access tandfebooks.com for a maximum of 1 hour between 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Saturday 25th October.
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Oct 23 2014
Emerald Management First and Emerald Insight are scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 October 2014, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. During this maintenance window, both websites will be unavailable for up to 1 hour.
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Oct 23 2014
Maintenance activities are planned for BioOne (http://library.hku.hk/record=b2330290) on Saturday, October 25. Beginning at 6 a.m., content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours.
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