Political Handbook of the World 2013 provides updated political profiles of all of the world's countries and details the history and activities of a number of intergovernmental organizations. Each country profile provides basic facts about the country, detailed background information on the country's history, government and politics, and political parties. Use the Advanced Search to search by regime type, party system, electoral system, system of government, and by region.
-- Select Country Report, blue site.
-- Check the Summary tab for information on political structure.
-- Check the Politics tab for analysis and updates.
Provides in-depth analysis and forecasts for an individual country's economy and political situation. The service comprises a regular forecast report (monthly for most countries, quarterly for smaller economies) that provides a point-in-time outlook for issues such as economic growth, economic policy, inflation, exchange rates, political stability and effectiveness, elections and international relations.
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" ....[covering] every field of politics, from political theory and methodology to political sociology, comparative politics, public policies, and international relations." [Preface]
--From the Comparative Institutions Project at the University of Texas.
--Provides constitutions in force as of September 2013 from most of the world’s independent states. Constitutions are updated as they are amended.
"A project of the Forum of Federations, The international authors examine a wide range of themes including the development of federalism in the country, the constitutional provisions relating to federalism, and the country's current political dynamics. The authors also include sources readers can consult for more information." [McGill-Queen's University Press web site]