2016 British Social Attitudes report with data, published on 30 June

The 33rd British Social Attitudes report was published by NatCen Social Research, London, on 30 June. The BSA Data Portal provides public opinion data on social change from 1983 to 2016, with observations on social class, welfare, work, healthcare and politics. The 2016 BSA report is edited by John Curtice, Miranda Phillips and Elizabeth Clery. Previous reports are available in the online archive.

UK Court of Appeal disagrees with ECHR on whole-life sentences

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 […]

New consolidated micro data access portal from the United Kingdom Data Service (UKDS)

The UK Data Service and archive has launched a unified portal giving access to over 6,000 ESRC-associated social and economic data sets, census data, government-funded surveys, longitudinal studies and business microdata. (For macro data go to this Library page.) The newly launched UKDS variables’ search engine helps locate study-level observations. EUI members should complete the online registration form for non-UK based researchers. Usernames and passwords are issued by email, after which it is necessary to log in selecting ‘UK Data Archive’ as organisation type. Write to [email protected] for assistance. A presentation of micro-socioeconomic data resources takes place in the Library training room at 13:30 on Tuesday 26 of March.

40 Years of EU Membership, Journal of Contemporary European Research

The latest issue of the Journal of Contemporary European Research(*) includes detailed articles on 40 Years of EU Membership: The UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland As stated in its introduction,”It is 40 years since the UK formally joined the European Community on 1 January 1973. To mark the anniversary, the European Parliament Information Office […]