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Political Handbook of the World
Publication Date: Published annually
Facts and analysis on each country's government, political and economic history, foreign relations, political parties, and current issues. This is a must-use resource when studying a country's politics, and is particularly strong for understanding political parties.
The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements
Publication Date: 2013
Entries exploring social and political movements and related collective phenomena throughout the world.
Note: Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, but if you use it, you will want to look closely at the citation for an individual entry.
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Public Affairs Information Service covers public & social policies, international relations, & world politics
Annual Reviews of Political Science
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