Can we predict breed suitability for different environments?

The animal article of the month for June is ‘Use of Geographic Information System tools to Predict Animal Breed Suitability for Different Agro-Ecological Zones’ Predicting breed suitability is challenging in livestock production.…


Celebrating Law & Social Inquiry

Cambridge University Press was proud to chair a session at this year’s Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in Washington DC to commemorate the journal Law & Social Inquiry’s move to publication with Cambridge in 2019.…


Will Innovations Disrupt Existing Regulatory Frameworks?

In May 2013, Defense Distributed, an online open-source organisation, released a plan called ‘The Liberator’ on the Internet. The plan allowed the manufacturing of a 3D-printable, single-shot handgun.…


Large-scale battery storage: Challenges and opportunities for technology and policy

Could a large-enough battery cushion the swings in wind and solar power? And can renewable energy be trusted, or are we just seeing technical challenges to implementation? In a recent review article published in MRS Energy & Sustainability, energy experts weigh in on these questions and consider the challenges and opportunities for technology and policy in relation to large-scale battery storage. The article also addresses a fascinating case study from South Australia, which currently houses the world's biggest battery.


Why Are We Running Out of Time? A Business History Perspective on the Environmental Crisis

This special issue in Business History Review on Business and the Environment seeks to promote new approaches in business history designed to explore of the role of business in both creating and addressing the mounting environmental crisis that has become apparent over the last half century.


Towards a case for legally recognising and labelling ‘forced-to-penetrate’ cases as rape

Section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 defines rape as the non-consensual and intentional penile penetration of the victim’s vagina, anus, or mouth by the perpetrator, and that the perpetrator does not have a reasonable belief in the victim’s consent.…


Affordable, healthy and sustainable diets across all income groups in the UK

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for April is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled 'Healthy and sustainable diets that meet greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and are affordable for different income groups in the UK' by Authors Christian J Reynolds, Graham W Horgan, Stephen Whybrow and Jennie I Macdiarmid.


It Could Happen to You: How Perceptions of Personal Risk Shape Support for Social Welfare Policy in the American States

Social welfare policies are among the most salient and potentially controversial policies today. In virtually all western democracies, public support for the social safety net has changed significantly over time.…