October 6, 2015


Back to the future for International Organisations? By Michael Davies and Richard Woodward


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How have international organizations developed and what will their role be in the future?  Michael Davies and Richard Woodward argue that in their composition and structure many international organizations are returning to their 19th century roots.

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September 29, 2015


Your discipline needs you! The mysterious art of the academic book review – by Francine O’Sullivan


Whilst the focus of Peer Review Week is, understandably and inevitably, on journal publishing, peer review also has a fundamental and crucial role in academic book publishing.  Our Business and Management Publisher, Francine O’Sullivan, explains why peer reviews play such an important part in the commissioning process.

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September 22, 2015


Beyond Paris: Future Generations and Climate Justice – by Peter Lawrence

What legal obligations do we owe to future generations?  Peter Lawrence argues that the pressing reality of climate change makes this question central to our idea of justice.

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September 16, 2015


Edward Elgar Publishing Strengthens the Discoverability of our Collection by Partnering with ReadCube


Edward Elgar Publishing are delighted to announce an agreement with Boston-based publishing technology company ReadCube to index and enhance our eBook and journal collection.

Over 40,000 eBook chapter and journal articles from Edward Elgar Publishing’s collection have been indexed by ReadCube’s Discover service and are now easily discoverable via ReadCube’s search engine, related article feeds and personalized recommendations.

“ReadCube’s innovative approach to discoverability and interactive reading align perfectly with our mission to bring our authors’ content to the widest possible readership,” says Tim Williams, Managing Director.

In addition, ReadCube’s Discover service has enhanced Elgar’s collection to be viewable in ReadCube’s interactive reading format. ReadCube’s unique reading experience includes features like hyperlinked in-line citations, annotations, clickable author names, direct access to supplemental content and figures, social sharing, and Altmetrics.

“Elgar’s collection, with its strong focus on the social sciences and legal fields, brings immense value to the ReadCube community,” says Robert McGrath, CEO of ReadCube, “We are thrilled to be working with them to bring their collection to the fingertips of the ReadCube community.”

September 15, 2015


“To heed the better angels of our nature” – Michael Harvey on the legacy of James MacGregor Burns

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James MacGregor Burns (left) with JFK.

James MacGregor Burns, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian, who died at the age of 95 after a scholarly career that spanned more than seven decades, transformed the field of leadership studies.  To a loose congeries of scholars, enthusiasts, and practitioners seeking to draw a hook through the nose of the leadership leviathan, Burns brought clarity, urgency, and a common language. His classic distinction between transactional and transformational leadership in his seminal work, Leadership (1978) has helped shape the basic terms of analysis for two generations of scholars. Professor Michael Harvey explains why Burns left such an impact on how we think about leadership.

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