Political Science

World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS)

Alternative Titles
UNCTAD TRAINS, UN COMTRADE, WITS
Description

World integrated Trade Solutions (WITS) gives access to international merchandise trade and protection related data and offers built-in analytical tools allowing users to assess the impact of tariff changes. WITS provide users with capabilities to retrieve and analyze trade and tariff data; convert data between different nomenclatures; customize country and product groups; and download data. WITS also includes simulation tool to calculate the impact of tariff changes on trade flows (trade creation and diversion), tariff revenues, and consumer welfare using partial equilibrium modeling tools.

 

The World Bank, in close collaboration and consultation with the various International Organizations such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Center (ITC), United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), has developed the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS). This software accesses and retrieves information on trade and tariffs which is compiled by the following international organizations:

 

  • The United Nation Statistics Division (UNSD) Commodity Trade (UN COMTRADE) Data Base contains merchandise trade exports and imports by detailed commodity and partner country. Values are recorded in US dollars along with a variety of quantity measures. The Database includes information for over 170 countries, some of which have been reporting these types of statistics to the United Nations since 1962.The data are recorded according to various internationally recognized trade and tariff classifications.

  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade Analysis Information System (TRAINS) contains information on Imports, Tariffs, Para-Tariffs and Non-Tariff Measures for 119 countries. The data on tariffs, para-tariffs and non-tariff measures are available at the most detailed commodity level of the national tariffs (i.e., at the tariff line level). The data are recorded according to three internationally recognized trade and tariff classifications.

  • The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Integrated Data Base (IDB) contains imports by commodity and partner country and MFN applied and where available preferencial tariffs, at the most detailed commodity level of the national tariffs. the Consolidated Tariff Schedule Data Base (CTS) contains WTO bound tariffs, Initial Negotiating Rights (INR) and other indicators. The CTS reflects the concessions made by countries during goods negotiations (e.g., the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations). The IDB and CTS are practical working tools and there are no implications as to the legal status of the information contained therein.

 

New user needs to create personal account to access data (no fee required).

 

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30253
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Encyclopedia of Global Studies

Alternative Titles
Sage Reference Online
Description

This encyclopedia covers both transnational topics and intellectual approaches to the study of global themes.  Topics include the globalization of economies and technologies, diasporas and the dispersion of peoples and transnational aspects of social and political change.  Other topics include the global impact of changes in the environment, technology and health, and issues related to global civil society.

Helmut K. Anheier and Mark Juergensmeyer, editors.  2012. 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30041
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Chatham House online archive

Description

"Chatham House Online Archive contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference.

The Institute's analysis and research, as well as debates and speeches it has hosted, can be found in this online archive, subject-indexed and fully searchable."--From the website.

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30038
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Africa Yearbook Online

Description

The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Africa Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on European-African relations.

Type
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29422
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ISAJ (Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals) database

Alternative Titles
ISAJ
Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals
Description

Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals

Press release 
Baghdad, Jun 20, 2012 

The Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research of Iraq is pleased to announce the launch of the new service "Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals" (IASJ).

IASJ is one platform where all scholarly journals published by the Iraqi universities and research institutions are indexed and discovered. All journals in IASJ are peer-reviewed and open access.

The main aim of IASJ is to improve the online discoverability and visibility of and access to the published scholarly research of iraqi academics. IASJ will help Iraqi authors to disseminate their research globally.

At the moment IASJ is launched in a Beta version with only 71 journals published by 18 institutions. The service will be further developed and will cover all journals, more than 200 journals publisher by 40 academic institutions in Iraq.

IASJ is developed and hosted by SemperTool, a company specialized in building digital library products. All content of IASJ will be included in the Iraqi Virtual Library System IVSL and it's discovery systemLibHub provided by SemperTool.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
214 Academic peer-reviewed journals 37 institutions 56128 articles
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29276
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The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, a Project of the Pew Research Center

Alternative Titles
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Pew Forum
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Religion & Public Life
Description

Pew Forum delivers information on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world. Major reports examine politics and faith, religious beliefs and practices and global religious demographics.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11939
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Pew Research Center Center for the People & the Press

Alternative Titles
Center for the People & the Press
Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press
Description

This project project provides independent public opinion survey research about American attitudes toward politics and policy. Formerly, the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press (1990-1995), the Center has been sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts since 1996. Major reports examine long-term trends in political values, U.S. views on policy issues and priorities and political knowledge and news interest.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11933
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Labadie Photograph Collection, University of Michigan

Description

The images in this database comprise the general photograph holdings of the Labadie Collection.

Not included are photographs that make up part of archival collections. Those will be listed in the finding aids to the individual collections. You may request digital scans of these photographs, or you may view them in person. If you wish to inquire about the use of these images, please email special.collections@umich.edu.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11861
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Data Citation Index

Alternative Titles
DCI
Description

Designed to "connect the data to the research it informs," Data Citation Index captures all available metadata for the data repositories indexed.  Currently, 69 repositories and over 1.75 million records in the Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Arts & Humanities are indexed.  Includes citations to publications reporting research which utlitizes the data.

 

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11817
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Public Affairs Index

Alternative Titles
PAI
Description

Public Affairs Index is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict. This database draws from a diverse array of scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1934- (More complete coverage starts in 1970)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11577
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