Government, Politics & Law

SAGE Video – Politics and International Relations

Alternative Titles
Sage Political Science
Description

This collection contains 132 hours of videos that provide definitions and explanations of key concepts, primary sources of famous political speeches, tutorials of research methods, university lectures, documentary films and interviews. 

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Video
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SAGE Handbook of Human Rights

Alternative Titles
Handbook of human rights
Human rights
Description

The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights comprises a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook takes an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, as human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, there is a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature. The first volume highlights this mainstreaming of human rights that has taken place, particularly over the course of the past two decades. Volume 2 goes into the international, regional and national mechanisms as well as the future directions of human rights issues and debates. Not only does the Handbook provide a state-of-the-art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it seeks to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking. Edited by Anja Mihr & Mark Gibney.

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Handbook
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Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research

Alternative Titles
FRASER, Federal Reserve Bank
Description

FRASER is both a digital library of economic history and a repository of the institutional history of the Federal Reserve System. FRASER preserves and provides access to economic and banking data and policy documents. 

Technical Information 

Documents digitized for FRASER have been processed by optical character recognition (OCR) software to provide machine-readable text and to assist in full-text searching.

Some born-digital publications have been downloaded from their original institutions or secondary sources, including the websites of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Government Printing Office (GPO). These files may have different security or content attributes than materials produced for FRASER.

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Database
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FRED Economic Data

Alternative Titles
FRED, Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank
Description

FRED Economic data provides comprehensive economic data, including banking & finance, population, employment, labor market, national accounts, production & business activity, prices, international data, U.S. regional data, and academic data. This database is governed by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Loius. 

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Database
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Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy

Alternative Titles
CQ Guide to U.S. foreign policy
Guide to United States foreign policy
CQ Guide to United States foreign policy
Guide to U.S. foreign policy: A diplomatic history
Description

Spanning the entire history of American diplomacy—from the First Continental Congress to the war on terrorism to the foreign policy goals of the twenty-first century—Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy traces not only the growth and development of diplomatic policies and traditions but also the shifts in public opinion that shape diplomatic trends. This comprehensive reference shows how the United States gained “the strength of a giant” and also analyzes key world events that have determined the United States’ changing relations with other nations.

This reference highlights the changes in U.S. diplomatic policy as government administrations and world events influenced national decisions. Topics include imperialism, economic diplomacy, environmental diplomacy, foreign aid, wartime negotiations, presidential influence, NATO and its role in the twenty-first century, and the response to terrorism. Additional featured topics include the influence of the American two-party system, the impact of U.S. elections, and the role of the United States in international organizations.

Seven parts feature 40 topical and historical chapters. The appendix showcases an A-to-Z handbook of diplomatic terms and concepts, organizations, events, and issues in American foreign policy. The appendix also includes a master bibliography and a list of presidents; secretaries of state, war, and defense; and national security advisers and their terms of service. Edited by Robert J. McMahon & Thomas W. Zeiler.

 

 

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Encyclopedia
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China Government Gazettes Full-text Database 中国政报公报期刊文献总库

Description

Part of CNKI, this database is a comprehensive collection of government gazettes, bulletins, announcements, and proclamations.  It contains national and local laws and regulations from Chinese government departments at all levels and is updated frequently.  Currently there are 380,000 items mainly published after 1994, with some titles covering retrospectively from the first issue.

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Database
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Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy

Alternative Titles
United States environmental policy
CQ Press guide to U.S. environmental policy
Description

Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy provides the analytical connections showing readers how issues and actions are translated into public policies and persistent institutions for resolving or managing environmental conflict in the U.S. The guide highlights a complex decision-making cycle that requires the cooperation of government, business, and an informed citizenry to achieve a comprehensive approach to environmental protection. The book's topical, operational, and relational essays address development of U.S. environmental policies, the federal agencies and public and private organizations that frame and administer environmental policies, and the challenges of balancing conservation and preservation against economic development, the ongoing debates related to turning environmental concerns into environmental management, and the role of the U.S. in international organizations that facilitate global environmental governance. Ed. by Sally K. Fairfax and Edmund Russell.

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Encyclopedia
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Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle

Alternative Titles
History Vault, NAACP Papers, Bayard Rustin Papers, Mary McLeod Bethune Papers, NACWC Records, SCLC Records, Claude A. Barnett Papers, Congress of Racial Equality Papers, SNCC Papers
Description

Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle is a substantial collection of documents drawn from three categories to document the U.S. civil rights movement in the 20th century: records of the U.S. federal government; various organizational records and collections of personal papers; and records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

The NAACP Papers collection covers the period from 1909-1972. It consists of 6 modules and contains internal memos, legal briefings, and direct action summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the country.

The U.S. Federal Government records include civil rights records from the Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush presidencies as well as the Martin Luther King FBI File and FBI Files on locations of major civil rights demonstrations like Montgomery and Selma, Alabama.

The organizational records and personal papers include records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), National Association of Colored Women's Clubs (NACWC), Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

 

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Text Collection
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Yearbook of International Associations

Alternative Titles
Yearbook of International Organizations
YIO
Description

Includes all data published in the printed Yearbook of international organizations (Volumes 1A, 1B, 2, 3, and 4), Who's who in international organizations, and the whole Encyclopedia. Includes the searchable databases: Global strategies - solutions, Human values, Human development, Patterns and metaphors, Bibliography (issues), Integrative concepts, Network visualizations, and Transnational associations

Type
Directory
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World Politics Review

Alternative Titles
wpr
Description

Content includes Briefings, Columns and Trend Lines. Briefings are written by a global network of contributors, on matters of current importance. Columnists provide a different authoritative take on international affairs every day of the week. Trend Lines items are brief looks at current events, written by our editors, including our "Global Insider" interview series. WPR's in-depth, full-length reports provide comprehensive examinations of single subjects. 

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Newspaper(s)
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