Political Science

Encyclopedia of Law and Religion [TRIAL]

Description

Edited by Gerhard Robbers, University of Trier (Emeritus), and W. Cole Durham, Jr, Brigham Young University; Associate Editor: Donlu Thayer, Brigham Young University

This resource covers all independent nations and jurisdictions (organized regionally under Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana) as well as the major international organizations, treating the relation between law and religion in its various aspects, including those related to the role of religion in society, the relations between religion and state institutions, freedom of religion, legal aspects of religious traditions, the interaction between law and religion, and other issues at the junction of law, religion, and state.

Each article provides the following information for the broadest comparative advantage:

• Social facts;
• Historical background;
• Position of religion in the legal system;
• Individual religious freedom;
• Legal status of religious communities;
• Right of autonomy;
• Active religious communities and cultures;
• Labour law within religious communities;
• Religious assistance in public institutions;
• Legal position of religious personnel and members of religious orders;
• Matrimonial and familial laws;
• Religious and criminal laws; and
• Country-specific issues.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42055
More Information
Access
Access for authorized UM users + guests on a trial basisAccess for authorized UM users + guests on a trial basis
Subjects

Sysomos MAP

Alternative Titles
sysamos
sysemos
Description

Sysomos MAP is a social media search engine that contains analytics for twitter, facebook, youtube as well as blogs and news websites. Search for tweets or posts by demographic group or geography. Analyze content sentiment and create basic visualizations of social media data.

In order to access Sysomos MAP you need to fill out a form. We have 1 seat available. Librarians will contact you to schedule your access time. These restrictions are in place so that no one interferes with your use of Sysomos MAP. If you have any questions please contact sysomosaccess@umich.edu. 

Type
Search Engine
Text Collection
Coverage
Rolling coverage dates. Twitter data goes back 1 year, everything else goes back 2 years.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41460
Access
Authorized UM users (no guest access)Authorized UM users (no guest access)
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy

Description

Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book's articles seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower's modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what's the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities?

Features: Approximately 675 signed articles are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references.  A Chronology helps put individual events into historical context.  A Reader's Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites.; While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms.  Encyclopedia of Transportation covers issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world. Key Themes: Administration, Operations, and Evaluation; Air Transportation Systems; Economics of Transportation; Energy, Environmental, and; Health Impacts; Facilities and Infrastructure; Intermodal Transportation Systems; International Transportation and Policy; Labor Issues/Employee Relations; Planning and Policy; Safety and Security; Social Issues in Transportation; Surface Transportation Systems; Technology, Design, and Engineering; Transportation, Finance of; Transportation Legislation; Transportation Modeling; Transportation Organizations and Agencies; Travel Behavior and Research; Water Transportation Systems.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40687
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Social Media & Politics
Description

The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movements, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics and the amazing transformations that social media use is rendering in other political systems heretofore resistant to democratization and change.  It reflects the changing landscape of politics where old modes and methods of political communication from elites to the masses (top down) and from the masses to elites (bottom up) are being displaced rapidly by social media, and where activists are building new movements and protests using social media to alter mainstream political agendas.

Key Features This three-volume A-to-Z encyclopedia set includes 600 short essays  that explore social media's impact on politics, such as “Activists and Activism,” “Issues and Social Media,” “Politics and Social Media,” and “Popular Uprisings and Protest.”  It includes a detailed appendix with material  tracking and illustrating social media usage by U.S. Senators and Congressmen. This encyclopediacovers how the changes in social networking through social media are affecting politics, both in the United States and in selected countries or regions around the world.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40685
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Iran Data Portal

Description

"The Iran Social Science Data Portal is an English- and Persian-language online portal that features social science data on Iran, including socioeconomic data, electoral data, information on political parties, and translations of selected laws and regulations. It aims to provide a service to journalists, academics, policymakers, and others interested in analyzing political and socioeconomic developments in contemporary Iran. The project is funded by a grant from the Social Science Research Council. 

Due to its political significance, the Iran Data Portal provides particularly detailed documentation of the June 2009 presidential election in Iran. The featured data include electoral results down to the level of the ballot box, the electoral law, translations of statements made by the four presidential candidates, as well as statements by other political and religious leaders, political parties, and governmental agencies that offer a mosaic picture of the events following the contested elections."

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40546
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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. 

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40331
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Sage Research Methods Datasets

Alternative Titles
Sage Datasets
SRM datasets
data sets
Description

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets that can be used to support the teaching and learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods used in the social sciences. These are datasets taken from real research projects, but edited and cleaned for teaching purposes. Each dataset will be accompanied by a short clear narrative description of the data and easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply the research method.

Type
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39995
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

CQ Roll Call

Alternative Titles
Legislative Service
Type
Database
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
We subscribe to the Transcript & Testimony service as well as the Legislative Tracking service which includes: Amendment Text Bill Chronology Bill Comparison Bill Text Committee Reports Congressional Record CQ Archives CQ BillAnalysis CQ Bills Dashboard CQ BillTrack CQ Committee Coverage CQ Committee Rosters CQ Committee Dashboard CQ Custom Vote Reports CRS Bill Digest Federal Register Floor Votes Public Law Text U.S. Code
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39979
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences : an interdisciplinary, searchable, and linkable resource

Description

"Each essay in this collection of over 400 is drawn from the core social and behavioral sciences disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology and contains a summary of what is presently known about the topic and identifies promising areas for future research. Hyperlinks accompany each essay, which direct readers to other relevant essays inEmerging Trends; these essays present different aspects and points of view on the topic and often rely on different levels of analysis. The result is a unique tool for learning about developments in our fields, an intelligent, interdisciplinary, multi-dimensional, user-friendly, "smart" system of cross-referencing applied to important topics of study.

Emerging Trends will promote interdisciplinary and multi-layered awareness on key topics by directing readers’ attention to aspects of topics that readers will likely never have heard of or thought about (much less know how to find). To do this, dense layers of hyperlinks have been created, connecting each essay with others that focus on other facets of the topic, often written by authorities from different fields of study and disciplines. Readers are strongly urged to explore these hyperlinks in order to expand their own thinking about topics that interest them." from Book Home page

This resource includes 15 chapters authored by U-M researchers.

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39876
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Egypt 2008 Web Archive

Description

"In 2008 Egypt witnessed a remarkable experience rich in political and democratic practices, and the sites captured back then should be revisited in the context of current events. In Spring 2008 the April 6 Youth Movement, an Egyptian activist group established in to support the workers in an industrial town, appeared in local politics as an active force. It was followed by other opposition movements calling for democracy, social justice, free and fair elections and civil resistance. The group would later feature prominently in the Egyptian protests of 2011.

Other prominent websites in this archive include The Muslim Brotherhood which rose to power in 2012 before their downfall again in 2013. The Kefaya (Enough) movement was a group of various political forces aimed to establish a new government in Egypt in opposition to the Mubarak regime, and was a prominent opposition movement in Egypt’s early 21st century history. Important events in 2008 which had a large effect on political discourse concerned Egyptian gas exports to Israel which sparked large protests within the country. All in all, this collection of websites represents emerging expressionism by Egyptian political parties and movements, along with blogs and news media sites of the time. These sites may be considered a form of virtual ephemera, appearing prior to the advent of popular social media channels."

Type
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39792
More Information
Subjects

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Political Science