Social Sciences


 

 

This site offers detailed country summaries and a number of multimedia features, such as photo montages, video clips, and customizable charts and tables. It has specialized reports on each country. It also has visual representation of some of the facts from the report, including those related to freedom of expression, asylum seekers, prisoners of conscience, and executions.


 

 

 

The Carnegie Reporter is the magazine of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the website for the magazine has the full-text of the print edition. The biannual publication focuses on projects the Carnegie Foundation is involved in funding.


 

 

 

This site aims at creating awareness on the activities of The Ford Foundation. It highlights their activities in areas such as human rights, social justice philanthropy, and access to education.


 

 

 

This is a link to Harvard University's Iranian Oral History Project (IOHP). The collection consists of the personal accounts of over 150 individuals who were eyewitnesses (or active participants) to a range of crucial political events in Iran from the 1920s to the 1980s.


 

 

 

The Vox site is designed to feature "research-based policy analysis and commentary from Europe's leading economists." As such, the site consists of original columns that range in length from 500-1500 words in length.


 

 

 

This site brings together the documents created from a University of Pennsylvania Museum sponsored expedition. Contents includes a cemetery that contained elaborate gold work and painted pottery that dated back to 450 CE as well as diaries, various pieces of correspondence, field notes.


 

 

 

This site was designed as a resource for courses in World War I poetry. It is a collection literary works during the First World War. During this period, many artists and members of the literati offered their impassioned feelings about the conflict and its aftermath in the form of poetry.


 

 

 

This exhibition from the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery traces the importance of Portugal in the 16th and 17th Centuries. The web exhibition highlights Portuguese voyages to Africa, Brazil, China, and Japan, and around the Indian Ocean. 


 

 

 

The "Inside Politics" website is maintained by Professor Darrell West of Brown University, and visitors to the site will find some of his publications, lectures, and related materials. One of his recent additions to the site is this paper on the state of global e-government from August 2007.


 

 

 

This site offers up a broad look at the human rights situation in China as the country is preparing to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.]


 

 

 

This World Bank site provides information about their initiatives and topics in every country on the continent. It also explores a number of thematic areas, such as "Data & Statistics", "Development Topics", and "Partnerships’.


 

 

 

This site by the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Deutsche Bank's Alfred Herrhausen Society seeks "to shape the thinking and practice of urban leaders and sustainable urban development."


 

 

 

This is a link to series of anthropological papers housed at the American Museum of Natural History. This respected series has been continuously published since 1907. This archive contains over 350 works which provide a great deal of insight into the historical development of the practice and theory behind anthropology.


 

 

 

The Commonwealth Secretariat provided access to this site which contains documents in such themes as human rights, economics, gender, law, sustainability as well as images culled from member countries and first-hand coverage of events going on in countries such as Papua New Guinea and Ghana.


 

 

 

This survey report was released on October 4, 2007 bythe Pew Global Attitudes Project, and it centers on globalization and its many manifestations. In it, participants offer their views on immigration, social issues, and various aspects of technology.


 

 

 

These online set of resources by the University of Nottingham are designed to assist teachers who seek to utilize mathematics in the service of teaching economics.


 

 

 

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) provided access to this site which has, among other things, recent policy statements and reports on everything from Canada's health care system to the regulation of chemical emissions into the environment.


 

 

 

This site by the Yale University Library provides access to a wide-ranging map collection that spans centuries and continents.