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Political Sciences Resources on the Web
Topics include Area Studies, Foreign Politics, International Relations, Internet Guides, Periodicals, Political Methodology, Political Theory, Profession/Education, Reference Tools, Statistics, Think Tanks, United States Politics, and more.
By Grace York, Political Science Librarian, University of Michigan Library

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Country & Area Studies

Foreign Affairs Online
"...has been specifically designed to assist students and other individuals interested in International Relations, International Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy."
Sections include: General References ; Map Resources ; Media ; U.S. Government ; Foreign States ; United Nations ; International Law ; NGOs & IGOs ; International Relations ; Human Rights ; Think Tanks.
By Robert J. Beck, Ph.D.

The Online Network of Freedom of Information Advocates
"This site is a one-stop portal that describes best practices, consolidates lessons learned, explains campaign strategies and tactics, and links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around the world. It contains crucial information on freedom of information laws and how they were drafted and implemented, including how various provisions have worked in practice."

Gay/Lesbian Politics and Law: WWW and Internet Resources
"A selective, annotated guide to the best and most authoritative resources on politics, law, and policy. Designed for students, scholars, teachers, journalists, activists, and citizens, and maintained by Steve Sanders at Indiana University.

Government on the Web
"This site is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of e-government and the impact of web-based technologies on government. This site is run jointly by the LSE Public Policy Group (London School of Economics and Political Science) and the UCL School of Public Policy (University College London)."

"A project of The Independent Instituteís Center on Peace & Liberty, OnPower.org provides researchers and the general public with a one-stop, selective, bibliographic compendium of both scholarly and popular works and commentary on the domestic and international ill-effects of national 'crises,' including preventative, interventionist wars around the world to create a U.S. empire."

PolyArchy (English and Italian)
Includes a manifesto, documents, education resources, and selected tools.

Social Policy Virtual Library
The International Social & Public Policy Research Information Gateway
"...is an information gateway providing access to a variety of web resources of interest to social policy researchers. Updated regularly, it provides links to sites of major organisations, libraries, research institutes, publications and journals as well as access to on-line databases and data sources, other information gateways, social policy mailing lists and discussion groups. It also provides information on research opportunities and funding and access to resources for teaching social policy and related subjects."
By Dr. Theodoros N. Papadopoulos, University of Bath

WWW Resources for Political Scientists
A well organized and easy to use collection of resources
Dept. of Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

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