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Resources for Comparing Political Systems
Best Comparative Government Resources
Political Science Complete This link opens in a new window
Search for journal articles on topics related to political science, political theory, political behavior, public policy, law, international relations, comparative politics, and non-governmental organizations. (EBSCO)
Countries & Their Cultures
Provides excellent overviews of a country's culture describing the same categories for every country in the world.
Political Parties of the World
Covers every country's political parties, including overviews of each country's political system and recent political events & news.
Country Backgrounds & Profile Resources
CountryWatch This link opens in a new window
Access reports on each of the world’s countries, with a focus on the political and economic situation as well as demographic, cultural and environmental news and information. (CountryWatch)
In-depth analysis of of the historical, social, political and governmental institutions and systems of countries throughout the world.
Country Background Notes
Descriptions of countries covering history, people, economy and political conditions by the US State Department
Journal of Democracy
Influential scholarly journal providing thorough information on countries, elections & democracy.
Passport GMID This link opens in a new window
Access key business intelligence on countries, markets, and companies. This database provides historical statistics and forecasts, analysis of consumers' lifestyles, information sources, brand and company information, plus full-text market analysis. (Euromonitor International)
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