Skip to content

Due to scheduled maintenance, online ordering, in regions where offered, will not be available on this site from 08:00 until 10:00 BST on Sunday 21st April. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Register Sign in Wishlist

Blogs

fifteeneightyfour

RSS

Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

April 18th 2019 0

Trade, Trump, and Brexit

As an American, I can’t help but read the slow-motion drama that is Brexit through the lens of the 2016 Trump election. Each is a referendum on a half-century of internationalist and neoliberal policies at home and abroad, and on the political estab…

April 17th 2019 0

International Judicial Practice on the Environment: Questions of Legitimacy

The number of environmental cases brought before international courts (ICs)  is rising. How deal these courts with environmental laws, how well do they protect environmental rights and to what extent do they enhance or hinder the protection of the en…

April 16th 2019 0

Is there a moral test for legal validity?

Must law pass a moral test in order to be valid? Most legal theorists today answer this question in the negative. The dominant tradition in contemporary legal philosophy, known as legal positivism, maintains that the only necessary factor in establishing …

April 16th 2019 0

Is natural law timeless?

Natural law theories maintain that there are certain goods and principles that are uniquely conducive to human flourishing. Historically, the content of natural law has often been depicted as timeless and unchanging. This makes natural law seem like (in t…

April 16th 2019 0

An Introduction to the Desert Fathers

The Desert Fathers were the earliest Christian monks. They are the foundation stone of a movement that so developed over the centuries that it eventually wholly took over the Western Church and almost completely that of the East. Although monasticism has …

April 15th 2019 0

Choosing a Future For Nature and For Ourselves

The Earth faces a crisis of environmental degradation and climate change: Carbon emissions, population growth and demand for energy, infrastructure, products and food: we are a wasteful and self-obsessed species dominating a finite planet. The decline of …

April 15th 2019 0

Reimagining a Novel World In Which We Live Alongside Nature

I am now forty-six years old.  Since I was born wildlife populations globally have halved.  I remember at the age of about ten years old organising a jumble sale for the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, probably raising no more than a few po…

April 15th 2019 0

Doing Battle With The Next Asteroid

The first Earth Day in the US (1970) saw fully a tenth of the country’s population mobilized—or about 20 million people. The government of the US had even convened a commission to investigate stabilizing the US population to protect the qualit…

April 15th 2019 0

Plant Conservation

“To dismiss the current extinction wave on the grounds that extinction are normal events is like ignoring a genocidal massacre on the grounds that every human is bound to die at some time anyway” Diamond et al. 1989 We live in the new geologic…

April 15th 2019 0

An introduction to The Transforming Power of Cultural Rights

Among the core cultural rights, outlined in the International Bill of Human Rights, are the rights to education, to participate in cultural life, to benefit from science and its products, and author’s rights. These rights promote cultural and scient…

Cambridge Core

RSS

Advancing learning, knowledge and research.

April 16th 2019 0

Mobile armed mobs in deadly riots

Experts on ethnic riots agree that the ethnic composition of localities affects their susceptibility to violence. They are however divided on which are more prone to turmoil between ethnically segregated and diverse settings.…

April 16th 2019 0

Business and Human Rights in Slovenia

Slovenia prides itself on being among those countries committed to respecting and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms. It has, for instance, in 2018 presided the United Nations Human Rights Council.…

April 15th 2019 0

What is the cost of police, really?

A recent study by RAND Corporation researchers examined the average amount of police spending on crimes for each state. Averaging the results across all states and considering where people live, the cost to respond to various crimes

April 12th 2019 0

What Effects Might Brexit have on Business and Human Rights in the UK and Beyond?

The Brexit deadline and the nature and even implementation of a transitional deal with the EU remain uncertain at the time of writing.…

April 12th 2019 0

Brexit and European Legal Studies

Brexit may have a surprising potential to animate European Legal Studies as a field of legal enquiry. Never has the demand for European legal expertise been higher than it is now as we come to terms with the complexities of the process from withdrawing fr…

April 11th 2019 0

Parent Companies can have a Duty of Care for Environmental and Human Rights Impacts: Vedanta v Lungowe

On 10 April 2019, the UK Supreme Court gave its much anticipated decision in Vedanta v Lungowe as to whether English tort law meant a parent company can have a duty of care to victims of the actions by a foreign subsidiary.…

April 11th 2019 0

Frontiers of plasma-enabled materials processing and devices

Plasma-based synthesis and processing is an important technique for fabricating and functionalizing novel and technologically-useful materials at different length scales. Plasmas enable reactions and interactions that are otherwise impossible to achieve w…

April 11th 2019 0

MINDY, a grazing ruminant in silico

The article Diurnal patterns of urination and drinking by grazing ruminants: a development in a mechanistic model of a grazing ruminant, MINDY is available Open Access in the Journal of Agricultural Science Estimates of he…

April 9th 2019 0

Celebrating the Special Issue on Cultural Adaptations of CBT

One again I would like to thank Richard Thwaites (Editor-in-Chief of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist) and Cambridge University Press for providing me with this opportunity to share some thoughts about the recent  launch of the Special Issue of the …

April 9th 2019 0

Watch: How does stone skipping work?

By bouncing elastic spheres across the surface of Bear Lake in Utah, researchers have discovered the physics behind stone skipping. The mechanism of ‘water walking’ occurs when a deformed sphere rotates continuously across the surface of the w…

April 9th 2019 0

Watch: Air pollution risk of cooking oil droplets

Cooking oil in a frying pan can be dangerous when the ‘explosive’ droplets touch your skin, but new research shows that they also increase the risk of indoor air pollution if not properly ventilated.…

April 8th 2019 0

Cambridge agrees major Open Access deals in Germany

Cambridge University Press has reached two major Open Access deals with higher education and research institutions across Germany.

Cambridge Medicine

RSS

Keeping a finger on the pulse.

April 11th 2019 0

Boost Visitor Engagement and Grow Your Mailing List with the Mailchimp Block

Add a newsletter signup form to any post or page on your website so you can stay in touch with visitors and customers.

April 3rd 2019 53

Three New WordPress.com Color Schemes

We've launched three new color schemes to customize your WordPress.com dashboard!

April 1st 2019

WordPress.com’s Parent Company Announces Happy Tools, a New Suite of Products for the Future of Work

Happy Schedule, our first offering, will help distributed teams manage employee schedules and customer support.

March 25th 2019 4

Electric Literature Moves to WordPress — Here’s How an Indie Publisher Thrives on the Open Web

Lessons from 10 years of publishing essays and fiction.

March 8th 2019 11

Gender Balance is a Business Issue

On gender balance, diversity, and inclusion at Automattic.

March 7th 2019 1

Join WordPress.com for an International Women’s Day Livestream Panel

On International Women’s Day this Friday, WordPress.com parent company Automattic is hosting four outstanding women tech leaders for a livestreamed conversation about professional advancement, technology, and mutual support as we strive for equity i…

March 6th 2019 4

Free Domain Privacy Protection

Every domain registered through WordPress.com includes privacy protection at no extra charge.

February 7th 2019 23

Introducing Six New Business-Oriented Themes

Elevate your business website with one of our six new free themes! Calm, sophisticated, friendly, professional, elegant, modern -- find the style that's just right for you.

January 14th 2019

Announcing Newspack by WordPress.com — A New Publishing Solution for News Organizations

We're teaming up with Google, Lenfest, Civil funder ConsenSys, and Knight to develop a next-generation publishing platform.

January 8th 2019 115

Customize Your WordPress.com Dashboard

We’re happy to announce new improvements to your WordPress.com dashboard for a more accessible and customized experience. From your desktop, you can now customize your dashboard by choosing one of our two new color schemes, Classic Bright for a fres…

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×