International Studies

Office of Strategic Services (OSS)-State Department Intelligence and Research Reports, 1941-1961

Description

During World War II and the first decade and a half of the Cold War, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the State Department assigned leading scholars to write special, classified reports about Asia, Europe, the Soviet Union, Latin America, and Africa. At the time, the reports helped to shape U.S. foreign policy decisions, and, now, as part of History Vault, the more than 3,500 reports here provide an excellent source for studying the major areas of the World during the period from 1941 to 1961. These reports are not contained in the State Department's foreign relations series or the armed forces' official histories.

Reports on Asia focus on political, industrial, and military affairs of wartime Japan, the occupation of Japan by the U.S. following World War II, and the beginnings of the economic revitalization of Japan in the mid-1950s; the Nationalist-Communist struggle for China and Mao's consolidation of power in the 1950s, independence for India; the Korean War; and the outbreak of war in Indochina.

Topics covered in the reports on Europe include the German war effort, occupation and division of Germany, reconstruction of Europe under the Marshall Plan, de Gaulle and the Fifth Republic, formation of the Common Market, and Soviet control of Eastern Europe.

A series of reports on the Soviet Union for 1941 to 1961 covers Soviet participation in World War II; the Cold War with the West; the death of Stalin; and the formation of the Warsaw Pact.

There are also numerous reports on the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America from 1941 through 1961. Major developments covered include Palestine, African nationalism as well as economic stagnation and famine, Communist movements in South America and U.S. intervention in Central America.

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The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics

Alternative Titles
Handbook of comparative politics
Description

The SAGE Handbook of Comparative Politics presents in one volume an overview of the theoretical, methodological, and substantive elements of comparative political science. The 28 specially commissioned chapters guide the reader through the central issues and debates, presenting a state-of-the-art guide to the past, present, and possible futures of the field.

The Handbook is organized in ways that address larger developments in the field by bringing together leading academics in comparative politics from across many different approaches and many different substantive topics. The volume is organized in three parts. Part I looks at methods and the fields of comparative politics; Part II details research achievements and developments in some of the classic themes of comparative politics research; Part III looks at emerging research themes and issues. Throughout the chapters, the authors have summarized developments within their particular area of interest, discussed challenges relating to the topic, and tried to look toward future developments within the field of comparative politics. The volume should provide a primer on how to ‘do’ or ‘think’ about comparative politics, and on what the relationship of comparative politics research might be to other areas of political study, and to show the many ways in which the field has responded and is responding to new events and challenges in the political world.

Edited by Todd Landman & Neil Robinson

 

 

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SAGE Handbook of Human Rights

Alternative Titles
Handbook of human rights
Human rights
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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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Cambridge Core

Alternative Titles
Cambridge Histories Online
Cambridge Books Online
Cambridge Journal Online
Description

A cross-searchable database of online journal and book content from Cambridge University Press. 

Provides full-text access to recent volumes of scholarly journals in all subject areas published by Cambridge University Press.

Contains over 300 full-text volumes, in 15 subject areas, published from 1960-2014. Volumes provide authoritative historical essays and bibliographies on topics ranging from the First World War to U.S. Foreign Relations. In addition to world history, this collection also covers the histories of subjects including language and linguistics, music, philosophy, political and social theory, religion, theater and performing arts, and warfare. All chapters may be read online or downloaded as PDFs.

Access to the full text of selected eBooks (about 700) from Cambridge University Press from multiple disciplines across science, technology, humanities and social sciences.  

 

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E-Journal(s)
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Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, Europe and Latin America, 1960-1969

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, International Relations and Military Conflicts
Description

The U.S. State Department Central Files are an important source of American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments throughout the world in the 20th century. Concentrating exclusively on those U.S. State Department Central Files that have not been microfilmed by the National Archives or distributed by other publishers, the U.S. State Department Central Files in History Vault contain a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats in foreign countries: reports on political, military, and socioeconomic matters; interviews and minutes of meetings with foreign government officials; important letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; and reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers.

Highlights of the Europe and Latin America module include international reaction to the Bay of Pigs invasion, East-West tensions in Berlin, Germany; U.S. meetings with Soviet leaders; settlement of the dispute over the Chamizal region in Texas and Mexico, Cuban sugar industry, and student unrest and demonstrations, especially in Mexico and Panama.

The countries covered in the Europe and Latin America module are Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany); Germany (focusing on Berlin); Soviet Union; Cuba; Mexico; Panama; and Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

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KOSSDA

Alternative Titles
Korea Social Science Data Archive
Description

Korea Social Science data Archive (KOSSDA) provides Korean social science data and literature related to politics, government, law, economy, business, social issues, welfare, psychology, education and regional studies. Restricted to UM users only. To access data, please contact Asia Library (ask-korea@umich.edu). Use Policy: When using material from this database in reports and presentations, vendor contract requirements dictate that you must include the phrase, "Used with permission of (name of database)." Output may not be used to ultimately benefit companies.

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E-Journal(s)
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty

Alternative Titles
The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd edition SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty
Description

The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, Second Edition addresses the persistence of poverty across the globe.

Key Features: • 775 evaluated and updated and 175 entirely new entries • New Reader’s Guide categories • Signed articles, with cross-references • Further Readings will be accompanied by pedagogical elements • Updated Chronology, Resource Guide, Glossary, and  Index

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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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China Infobank 中国资讯行

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This database provides access to real time business news, China general news articles and magazines, information and statistics on government, reports and statistics of various industries and regions in China. The information is collected from over 1,000 media companies, both from China and outside China, and leading government and enterprise organizations. It is indexed and updated daily, with over 10 million articles and is accumulating at a rate of 20 million Chinese characters per day. 

China Infobank includes the following sebsets: 1. China Statistics, 2. China Listed Company, 3. China Business Report, 4. China Laws & Regulations, 5. China Economic News, 6. China Medical & Health, 7. Chinese Government Agency, 8. Hong Kong Listed Company, 9. China Company Directory, 10. English Publications, 11. China Who's Who, 12. InfoBank Global Economic News, 13. Registered Projects in China, 14. Glossary.

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