Asian Regional Conference on Goats (ARCG 2019) – Call for Papers

Second Asian Regional Conference on Goats (ARCG 2019) Call for Abstracts

The Faculty of Animal Science, Veterinary Science and Fisheries, Agriculture and Forestry University, Chitwan, Nepal in collaboration with International Goat Association (IGA) is organizing the second Asian Regional Conference on Goats (ARCG 2019). The theme of conference is ‘goats for food, nutrition and economic security in developing world’. The conference will be held on 20-23 October 2019 in Chitwan, Nepal in support of Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Department of Livestock Services; Nepal Agricultural Research Council; Heifer International Nepal and University Grants Commission. The main aim of the conference is to gather researchers, academics and development entities to exchange knowledge and technologies generated in the field of goat research and development across the globe.

Thematic areas

  • Goat as a source of food and economic security in the developing world
  • Goat production policies, socio-economics, and value chain development
  • Goat husbandry management
  • Goat feeding and nutrition management
  • Phenomics, genomics and biotechnology for enhanced goat production
  • Health management and disease control
  • Advancement in goat product processing

For contact information and to read more about the conference please click here.



An Interview with Francisco de Assis Costa

Pesquisa FAPESP – arguably the most important magazine for scientific dissemination in Brazil – has recently published a wonderfully in-depth interview with one of Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s authors, Professor Francisco de Assis Costa. Francisco’s writings cover a whole range of areas including history, economics, anthropology and more, but in his most recent writing with us – A Brief Economic History of the Amazon (1720-1970) – he has focused on economics, and more specifically agricultural production and the peasantry.

The interview itself provides a fascinating in depth look into Francisco’s life, education and professional career, as well as some of the key theories and observations found in A Brief Economic History.

To find out more about Francisco please read the interview here.

To read more about A Brief Economic History of the Amazon (1720-1970), and how to buy it, please click here.

Featured Review – Emerging Europe and the Great Recession

At Cambridge Scholars, we recognise that knowledge is not an end in itself, but a vehicle for transforming and inducing positive change in the world. Our authors strive to provide deeper understandings of various aspects of the Health, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences so that their work might have a positive impact beyond the academic sphere. This month, we are delighted to share a new review of a book that is already causing much debate in policy circles in the European Union.

Authored by Daniel Dăianu, Emerging Europe and the Great Recession analyses the ongoing crisis in the Eurozone from the perspective of someone who has been in the trenches at national and international levels and who has extensive policy and academic experience. The book has been reviewed in the latest issue of the Journal of Economics and Management by Daniel Palotai, Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Magyar Nemzeti Bank in Hungary. The review is available open access here, and below is an excerpt of Palotai’s thoughts:

We are living in uncertain times. The world economy is transforming rapidly due to technological changes, the turning tide of globalization and shifts in geopolitical power. The financial crisis accelerated the transformation and drastically changed the global status quo in many ways. It is clear that the pre-crisis world cannot (and should not) be restored. The decline in resilience of economic systems may prevail, as the overcomplexity and interconnectedness of the world economy is increasing. […] As [Dăianu] has extensive policy and academic experience both at international and national level, his insights are a valuable contribution to the existing literature. He studies the global and European challenges from various angles and elaborates extensively on the outlook of European emerging economies in the changing global environment. The book comprises and revises important pieces of previous works of Dăianu.

Dăianu’s book is available until to purchase now directly from Cambridge Scholars. Please click here to see more, and to read a 30 page excerpt from the book including the table of contents.

We are always very happy to hear from authors with reviews of their titles and have published an ever-increasing number of reviews on our website. Being well-reviewed is a strong selling point for any book, and at Cambridge Scholars we have a number of ways in which we can help authors and editors to this end.

In the first instance, following publication our dedicated Reviews Editor will contact individuals and publications from our wide-ranging list of contacts. We have up to 20 review copies to send directly to any interested scholars or publications as standard. We appreciate that our authors have specialist knowledge in their subject areas, and we always welcome suggestions of potential reviewers both during and after publication.

For more information on the post-publication process, please visit our dedicated Post-Publication page by clicking here.

Is democracy doomed to lose its liberal core? New article by Daniel Dăianu

Daniel Dăianu, author of the recently published Emerging Europe and the Great Recession, has a new article in defence of liberalism and democracy at Eurozine. The book discusses and builds on some of the arguments made in his book. Please click here to read the article, and an indicative excerpt is below:

“There is evidence of mounting illiberal temptations in the industrialized world, in democratic societies. Are these temptations linked with temporary phenomena, in the ‘extraordinary times’ we are living through, or do they have deeper roots? An answer to this question begs an examination of trends in society and economy, of the emergence of new (unconventional) threats, and, not least, of failed public policies. The argument that ‘liberal democracy’ is on the wane is wrong to the extent that policies can be corrected, that citizens and elites alike do not lose trust in democratic values. It may also be true that, although democracy has a ‘liberal core’, it can also be driven by ‘illiberal’ components, and that the magnitude of the latter can vary. But for democracy to survive , its liberal core must be preserved.”

Daniel’s book is available now, and be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars by clicking here.

The book that forms a foundation for professionals to make a mark in Recruitment and TA

It is uncanny that, even after 25 years in the hiring solutions business, I hardly find any top notch recruitment practitioner who doesn’t confess that they forayed into Recruitment/Talent Acquisition by chance, luck or fate. I cannot remember anyone ever saying that when they grew up they wanted to be a recruiter/TA specialist!

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