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April 25th 2019 0

“Why Bother?”: An Introduction

Changes in the levels of political participation can alter the course of history. If turnout had been higher among young British voters in the 2016 European Union membership referendum, the United Kingdom might have decided to remain in the EU. If a wave …

April 24th 2019 0

Before Healing, We Need Connection

Adapted from Morality and the Environmental Crisis We cannot heal our relation to nature—and even perhaps include nature into a new and vibrant “ecological” democracy—with methods we have used in cases of class, gender, and racial …

April 24th 2019 0

The First “Photograph” of a Black Hole

The first image from the Event Horizon Telescope, centered on the nucleus of the giant elliptical galaxy M87, does not show the shadow of the black hole’s event horizon per se. What it does show is a region somewhat larger than the horizon, where sp…

April 24th 2019 0

The Remote Causes of Terrorism

Indeed, terrorism is a top priority for security. Most security studies focus on how to prevent terrorist attacks, analyzing the ways in which terrorist groups recruit people, fund their operations, make propaganda, and receive support from the local popu…

April 23rd 2019 0

A Multitude of Months: the many cycles of the Moon

For most of us, a month is a page on a calendar, a set of 30, 31, 28, or, in rare cases, 29 days. But for an astronomer a month is a period of time associated with a cycle of the moon. It turns out that the moon has many cycles, and thus there are [&helli…

April 19th 2019 0

The Partition of Ireland: 1918-1925

The partition of Ireland between the years 1918 and 1925 was arguably the most significant event in modern Irish history. From the ‘Troubles’ to Brexit, the division of the island into two antithetical states both embodying incompatible vision…

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…

Cambridge Core

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Advancing learning, knowledge and research.

April 23rd 2019 0

Brexit: An editor’s dream

I have spent the last three years focussed on Brexit. Mostly, I confess, it has been rather depressing – not particularly because I do not like the probable destination of the process, which I don’t – but because it has been so hard to e…

April 22nd 2019 0

Tips on Publishing in a Peer-Reviewed Journal

Christopher W. Schmidt, the Editor of Law & Social Inquiry, offers advice on publishing in a peer-reviewed journal. Your Abstract Is More Important Than You Think Law & Social Inquiry (LSI) regularly receives strong manuscripts with weak abstracts…

April 22nd 2019 0

Cambridge Studies in Law and Christianity

Over the past two generations, a major new field of law and religion field study has emerged, involving more than 1500 scholars around the globe.  They are studying the religious dimensions of law, the legal dimensions of religion, and the interactio…

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 …

Cambridge Medicine

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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…

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