The University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library

Peace and Conflict Studies: Reference Sources

World Politics

Europa World Online

Europa World Online

Includes economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country; regional surveys provide in-depth, expert analysis at regional, sub-regional and country level.

For historical data, see our print holdings of the Europa World Year Book (1991-2005) and the Europa Year Book (1959-1988)

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remote access

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies Online: International Relations

A peer-reviewed guide to the best scholarship in the field.

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remote access

eiu.com

EIU.com
Economist Intelligence Unit

Current profiles, economic reports, and data on nearly 200 countries or economic territories.

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IISS Armed Conflict Database

The Armed Conflict Database is a frequently updated source of information on armed conflicts worldwide. You can generate reports and download data as well as browse through the yearly analyses and fact sheets online. The database is a project of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

 

 

Almanac of Women and Minorities in World Politics

Provides political and biographical details on achievements of women and minorities in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of every nation in the world. Entries are arranged alphabetically by country name.

Call Number:
Ref HQ1236 .M347 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Nationalism
2 volumes

Volume One consists of full-length overview articles on fundamental aspects of nationalism, arranged by broad subject area, with an index at the back to facilitate finding more specific topics. Volume Two consists of concise entries arranged in alphabetical order covering four major subject areas: Nations and Groups, Nationalist Leaders, Concepts and Movements, and Scholars and Thinkers.

Call Number:
Ref JC311 .E63 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Foreign Governments

Provides links to national agencies for most countries in the world. The site is hosted by Northwestern University Library.

 

 

International Encyclopedia of Human Rights: Freedoms, Abuses, Remedies

This encyclopedia covers human rights concepts, significant legal documents, human rights agencies and nongovernmental organizations, and biographies of significant figures. Entries are arranged alphabetically by subject. An index at the back of the book can be used to find more specific topics.

Call Number:
Ref JC571 .M3243 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties
3 volumes

Articles are arranged alphabetically by country name and include the following information: system of government, powers and responsibilities of government branches, the electoral and party systems, major political forces, and specific political parties (history, organization, financing, membership, etc.). Articles are written and signed by political scientists or other experts in the field, and contain recommendations for further reading.

Call Number:
Ref JF2011 .W67 1999

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
6 volumes

Provides geographical, factual and statistical information on more than 200 nations of the world. Volumes are divided geographically into United Nations, Africa, Americas, Asia & Oceania, and Europe. A sixth volume contains entries on current leaders of the world. For each country, information is provided on 50 topics, including the following: migration, religions, transportation, history, political parties, local and national government, armed forces, international cooperation, income, labor, economic sectors, trade, finance, health, education, and media.

Call Number:
Ref G63 .W67 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

U.S. Politics

 

Almanac of American Politics

Provides a brief political history of each state and Congressional district in the U.S., with profiles of each of the incumbent Governors, Senators and Representatives. Information on elected officials includes biographic details, ratings by 11 interest groups and the National Journal, voting record, and election results.

Call Number:
Ref JK271 .B343

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor; earlier editions in the Stacks, 3rd Floor.

 

Encyclopedia of American Political History

More than 240 signed, original articles by prominent scholars of American political history, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced by subject for easy access. Articles cover people, parties, political movements, and historical events. Also contains a timeline of political events in U.S. history and a glossary of acronyms and abbreviations.

Call Number:
Ref E183 .E48 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Interest Groups and Lobbyists in the United States
2 volumes

Part I contains profiles of 172 interest groups. Interest groups are organized under thirteen recognized categories such as banking, health, environment, identity, human rights, etc. Each entry includes the name of the organization, membership and budget statistics, tables of donations to candidates in the 1996 and 1998 elections, the group's history and general legislative interests, its major successes and failures, and its lobbying activities. Part II covers political action committees (PACs) and lobbyists.

Call Number:
Ref JK1118 .N47 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Third Parties in America
3 volumes

Covers the history of third parties from the Early Republic to the present. Part One contains overview articles on the history of third parties, organized by time period. Part Two contains 40 color maps illustrating the geography of third parties in America. Part Three provides detailed entries on more than 115 parties, and brief biographies of the major players and candidates.

Call Number:
Ref JK2261 .E474 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Oxford Guide to the United States Government

Entries cover the key figures, events, and structures of the U.S. government. Includes biographies of all the Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Supreme Court Justices, as well as notable members of Congress. Also includes detailed discussions of 100 landmark Supreme Court cases. Other entries define legal terms and government traditions. Appendices include the full text of the Constitution of the United States, table of presidents and terms of office, presidential election results, table of congresses, and terms of the Justices of the Supreme Court.

Call Number:
Ref JK9 .P384 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Vital Statistics on American Politics

Contains more than 200 tables and charts on a wide range of subjects relating to American politics and government. Use this resource to find data relating to the following topics: elections and political parties, campaign finance and political action committees, public opinion and voting, the media, congress, the presidency, the judiciary, federal and state finance, foreign policy, military, social and economic policy.

Call Number:
Ref JK274 .S74 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Who's Who in American Politics
2 volumes

Biographical directory of Americans who have made significant contributions to American politics. Contains nearly 29,000 entries, including federal, state and local elected officials, key presidential appointees, ambassadors, and political party officers. Entries typically include the following information: party affiliation, date and place of birth, family information, education, current and past political, governmental and business positions, military service, honors and awards, publications, memberships, religion, and contact information.

Call Number:
Ref E176 .W6424

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

U.S. Law

 

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
6 volumes

Use this resource to find information on any topic relating to constitutional law. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order. Includes synopses of hundreds of court cases and biographies of every Supreme Court justice and President. The appendices, found in the back of Volume 6, contain the following: the full-text of the Articles of Confederation and The Constitution of the United States, chronologies relating to American Constitutional Law, glossary of legal terms, case index, name index, and subject index.

Call Number:
Ref KF4548 .E53 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of the American Legislative System
3 volumes

Looking for some solid information on the history of Congress or how the legislative system works in the U.S.? This resource contains 91 individually authored essays covering Congress and the State Legislatures from the Colonial era to the present. Use the index at the back of Volume III to find specific topics.

Call Number:
Ref JF501 .E53 1994

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Historic U.S. Court Cases
2 volumes

Contains essays on 201 historical U.S. court cases, signed by legal experts or scholars in related fields. Each essay includes a snapshot of the case (“The Case in Brief”), an in-depth analysis of the case, and a bibliography. Cases are arranged by general subject area. Indexes at the back of Volume II facilitate searching by case name, personal name, or specific subject.

Call Number:
Ref KF352 .Z9 H57 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

West's Encyclopedia of American Law
12 volumes

Use this resource to find almost anything relating to U.S. law: terms, concepts, events, movements, cases, and biographies of significant persons. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order by subject or name. The last volume (Volume 12) contains a dictionary of legal terms, a table of cases cited, a name index, and a subject index.

Call Number:
Ref KF154 .W47 1998

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor