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Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics: Web Resources

Selected Politics / Public Policy / Election Resources from the Web

General Politics Sources

Political Resources on the Net
Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world. Arranged by country.
Political Science Resources
Maintained in Great Britain, has a large list of Internet sites related to political science.
National Political Index
This site attempts to maintain a comprehensive list of Internet sites related to politics. Note that quantity, rather than quality, is the emphasis.
International Affairs Resources
From the WWW Virtual Library, provides links to media resources, organizations, regions and countries, as well as a listing by topics in international relations.

Associations and Organizations

American Political Science Association
Information about the association, including publications, conferences, and grants and fellowships. Also provides links to Political Science Departments throughout the country. A collection of papers presented at the 1997 annual conference is available at Political Research Online (PROceedings).
Pacific Northwest Political Science Association
Includes a list of political scientists in the Northwest, as well as conference information.

Current News

CNN Interactive
Up to the minute news from the Cable News Network.
Compiles current polling information from a variety of new sources.
Newspapers on the Internet
A large list of U.S. and foreign newspapers available via the Internet.
Newshour with Jim Lehrer
Current news, as well as selected transcripts of old shows back to Sept. 1995.
Includes schedule and summaries of Congressional activities.
Documents in the News
Links to government publications and reports currently in the news. Includes an archive back to 1995.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
A non-profit news source that focuses on events in eastern and central Europe, and in the former Soviet Union.
ISN Current World Affairs
Provides links to documents related to current international conflicts, security issues, and other events in world politics.
Online Intelligence Project
Provides links to a variety of international news sources.
Current news and documents related to Bosnia.


Oregon's Secretary of State Office, Elections Division
Current information about Oregon's elections, including candidate lists, ballot measures.
Center for Responsive Politics'
"The online source for money in politics data." Provides an easy way to look up federal candidate campaign contributions and how much individual donors and PACs contribute to campaigns.
A non-partisan site for locating federal campaign finance information. The data about the 1996 election is provided by the Federal Elections Commission.
Project Vote Smart
A source for federal and state election information, including information about the voting record of candidates.
Ballot Watch
Information about state ballot measures, including background information on the initiative and referendum process in each state. Sponsored by the Initiative & Referendum Insititute.
Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior
Compilation of National Election Studies data from 1952 to present. Provides summaries of social, economic, partisan, and public opinion characteristics of the American electorate.
Historical Federal Election Statistics
Statistics from U.S. Federal elections back to 1920
Electoral College Home Page
Historical and current information about the Electoral College, provided by the National Archives and Records Administration.
Lijphart Elections Archive
District and national-level voting data and electoral information for legislative elections in over 60 countries worldwide.

Electronic Journals

Brookings Review
A quarterly magazine addressing economic, political and foreign policy issues. Published by the Brookings Institution. Full text of articles available from Spring 1996 to present.
Government Executive
A professional magazine for government officials. Articles from Jan. 1996 are available.
Harvard Political Review
An undergraduate journal devoted to non-partisan analysis of politics and public policy. A limited archive of older issues is available.
Human Rights Quarterly
Scholarly journal providing current research in human rights policies. Full text articles available starting in 1995.
Journal of Democracy
A scholarly journal providing analysis of competing democratic viewpoints from an international perspective. Full-text articles available starting in 1996.
Peace and Conflict Studies
Articles address issues related to peace research and conflict analysis. Journal is published by the Published by the Lentz Peace Research Association on behalf of the Network of Peace and Conflict Studies. Archive includes issues back to 1995. Some articles are available in PDF format, and require Adobe Acrobat to view.
Political Research Quarterly
A peer reviewed journal publishing articles in all areas of political science. Internet edition provides table of contents and abstracts only.
Roll Call Online
News, gossip and special interest articles related to the U.S. Congress. Internet edition provides selected articles only.
SAIS Review
Scholarly and practical experience articles about contemporary world affairs. Full text articles available starting in 1996.
Theory & Event
A interdisciplinary journal relating political theory to contemporary politics and literary criticism. Available via the Internet only.
World Politics
A peer reviewed journal publishing articles in articles, all of the disciplines, methods, and viewpoints relevant to international relations and comparative politics. Full text articles available starting in 1996.

Other Selected Sites

Presidents of the United States
A good starting point for basic information about U.S. Presidents.
Washington Post's US Congress Votes Database
Voting records for all members of Congress back to 1991.
National Security Archive
An independent non-governmental research institute that publishes declassified documents.
European Union
Official website of the European Union
Electronic Government Information
Federal, State, and International government resources available on the Internet.

Gary Klein (Reference Librarian)