Comparative Politics

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Country Reports 


Additional Web Sites

Databases for Primary Sources: News Articles

  • Ethnic News Watch  Full-text articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press 
  • Access World News Full-text articles from newspapers around the world
  • LexisNexis Academic  Excellent source for articles from newspapers around the world. Select “Sources” Tab → Choose your country → Choose publication type → choose specific sources → Hit the red “Ok-Continue” button → Enter keywords → Hit the red “Search” button. 
  •  provides links to newspaper websites from around the world, arranged by country. 

Databases for Secondary Sources: Magazine and Journal Articles

  • Political Science Complete Citations and abstracts to political science literature. 
  • Fusion 1-stop searching of the majority of the library’s books and articles.


Here are some of the journals on this topic, available at USF either in print or online. Use Journal Finder for detailed holdings information.

  • American Political Science Review 
  • Comparative Political Studies 
  • Comparative Politics 
  • Development and Change 
  • Economist 
  • Foreign Affairs 
  • Foreign Policy Analysis 
  • International Political Sociology 
  • International Studies Quarterly 
  • International Studies Review 
  • International Studies Perspectives 
  • Journal of Democracy 
  • Journal of Politics 
  • Journal of Third World Studies 
  • New Political Science 
  • New Politics 
  • Peace Review 
  • Political Science Quarterly 
  • PS: Political Science & Politics 
  • Political Studies 
  • Women and Politics 
  • World Development 
  • World Politics 

Reference - these materials are available either online or in print on the Gleeson Shelves

  • World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties Call Number: JF2011 .W67 1999 – Entries for countries include 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.). 
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations  – For each country, information is provided on migration, religions, transportation, history, political parties, local and national government, armed forces, international cooperation, income, labor, economic sectors, trade, finance, health, education, and media. 
  • Political Handbook of the World – Provides a description of political parties, the government, elections, etc. for each country. 
  • The Statesman’s Yearbook Call Number: JA51 .S79 – Provides information on history, constitution and government, recent elections, current administration, the economy, etc. 
  • Almanac of Women and Minorities in World Politics Call Number: HQ1236 .M347 2000 – Provides political and biographical details on achievements of women and minorities in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of every nation in the world. 
  • Encyclopedia of Nationalism Call Number: JC311 .E63 2001 – 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.