In preparation for the new round of the European Social Survey, academic research teams can apply to design ESS questionnaire modules. Full details are on this ESS page. “Two academically-led teams will be selected, each of which will be awarded a module of up to 30 items.” The EUI Library maintains resource pages for ESS and other international surveys including Eurobarometer; European Values Study, and World Values Survey.
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics has launched a new online Data Centre (beta) providing enhanced analysis tools for global data on education, science and culture. Enhanced tables, graphs and maps can be generated on the new platform. The UNESCO data centre also contains “updated country and regional profiles, global rankings and other interactive tools.” Other UN data resources are accessible via this Library page.
On Feb. 18th the UK Court of Appeal ruled that judges in England and Wales can continue to impose so-called “whole life” prison sentences in the most serious murder cases. This in spite of the ruling in July 2013 of the European Court of Human rights in the same case (Vinter and others v. United […]