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Political Science and Public Policy
Political Science and Public Policy: Background info
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Gale Virtual Reference
Full text encyclopedias in a wide range of social science subjects and beyond.
Excellent overviews of domestic social and public policy issues.
Congressional Research Service reports
Nonpartisan, timely analysis of important policy issues, but Congress' "think tank" at the Library of Congress.
Oxford Bibliographies Online
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Annual Review of Political Science
Literature reviews on topics in political theory, international relations, political economy, political behavior, American and comparative politics, public administration, and methodology.
Economist Intelligence Unit
An excellent source of current information on political and security situations on more than 200 countries.
Encyclopedia of local, state and federal politics.
SAGE Research Methods Online (SRM)
Handbooks, videos, and other materials on research methods in the social and behavioral sciences.
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Encyclopedia of Political Thought
Entries on a wide range of biographical and conceptual aspects of political thought from antiquity to contemporary political theory and philosophy
The International Studies Encyclopedia
Extensive overviews of key issues and sub-disciplines in international studies.
Political Parties of the World
Information about currently active parties and concise overviews of national parliamentary and constitutional arrangements.
Guide to U.S. foreign policy: a diplomatic history
Traces the growth and development of diplomatic policies and traditions
Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy
Foreign policy concepts and doctrines, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures.
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
Recent concepts and court cases since 1992 offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, biographies of legal figures, and Supreme Court decisions.
Encyclopedia of Human Rights
Comprehensive coverage of human rights theory, practice, law, and history.
Digital National Security Archive
Collection of declassified US government documents. Includes primary documents, glossaries, chronologies, bibliographies, overviews, and photographs.
Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Encyclopedia of political science
Encyclopedia of Political Communication
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