The 2014 Financial Times ‘Book of the Year’ longlist has been announced. (EUI members can join the premium FT.com subscription at this link.) The nominated titles are: ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ by Thomas Piketty (Belknap Press) at EUI LIB 332.041 PIK; ‘Fragile by Design: the political origins of banking crises and scarce credit’ by Charles W. Calomiris and Stephen H. Haber (Princeton University Press) at 332.109 CAL; ‘House of Debt’ by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi (University of Chicago Press) at 330.9730931 MIA; ‘GDP: a brief but affectionate history’ by Diane Coyle (Princeton University Press) 339.3109 COY; ‘Shredded: inside RBS, the bank that broke Britain’ by Ian Fraser (Birlinn Ltd.) 332.109411 FRA; ‘Flash Boys: cracking the money code’ by Michael Lewis (Allen Lane) at 330.973 LEW; ‘The Boom: how fracking ignited the American energy revolution and changed the world’ by Rusell Gold (Simon & Schuster) at 333.823309747 GOL…more
The European Commission Launched a Public Consultation on ‘Science 2.0’ on 3 July. The consultation closes on 30 September. Individuals and organisations can participate via this EC web page. “The consultation focuses on how science and research practices are changing in the European Research Area and beyond, in particular on the transition towards open, digital science. The consultation focuses on how science and research practices are changing in the European Research Area and beyond, in particular on the transition towards open, digital science. It aims to assess stakeholders’ perceptions of the opportunities and challenges of this transition and seeks input on possible policy implications and actions.”
The 2014 release of the Databanks International Cross National Time Series database (1815-2013) is now available to EUI members. Due to the inclusion of new supporting materials – and media source links – the dossier structure has been updated as follows: (i) Core data, codebook and historical tabulation file of independent states (ii) User’s manual and bibliography and (iii) Source links/event log. The Cross-National Time-Series database provides worldwide historical variables on government type, conflict events, expenditure, population, territorial size, per capita GDP, trade, infrastructure, elections, legislative process, political measures and international status indicators. Full details are on this Library page.