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Research Resources: Class Guides

GOV 473: Politics of Development

Selected International Organizations

UN - United Nations
IMF - International Monetary Fund
WB - World Bank
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Organization of American States

General Reference Sources

Europa World Yearbook (2 vols.)
Ref. Desk D2 .E8 2010

International Historical Statistics: The Americas, 1750-2005
Ref. HA 175 .M55 2007

International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia, & Oceania, 1750-2005
Ref. HA 4675 .M553 2007

World Resources 2008: Roots of Resilience
Ref. HC 59 .W667 2008

World Development Report Indicators (World Bank)
Ref. HC 59.15 .W656 2006

Encyclopedia of the Developing World (3 vols.)
Ref. HC 59.7 .E52 2006

World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change (World Bank)
Ref. HC 59.7 .W659 2010

Encyclopedia of Democracy (4 vols.)
Ref. Balcony JC 423 .E53 1995

Encyclopedia of Human Rights (5 vols.)
Ref. Balcony JC 571 .E673 2009

Colonialism: An International Social, Cultural, and Political Encyclopedia (3 vols.)
Ref. Balcony JV 22 .C65 2003

Encyclopedia of Globalization (4 vols.)
Ref. Balcony JZ 1318 .E63 2007

Selected Sources on Countries

The Far East and Australasia 2010
Ref. DS 1 .F3 2010

The Middle East and North Africa 2010
Ref. DS 49 .M5 2010

Africa South of the Sahara 2010
Ref. DT 351 .A37 2010

South America, Central America, and the Caribbean 2010
Ref. F 1408.29 .S69 2010

World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties, 3rd Ed. (3 vols.)
Ref. Balcony JF 2011 .W67 1999

Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices (annual; US State Dept.)
Ref. HF 1410 .C69

Amnesty International Repport 2010: The State of the World's Human Rights
Ref. Balcony JC 571 .A44 2010

Human Rights Watch: World Report 2010
Ref. Balcony JC 571 .H785 2010

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, annual
Ref. Balcony JC 571 .U48
Compiled by the State Department for Congress. Also available online

Online Sources

Full-text newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and papers from other countries.

Social Sciences Full Text
Guide to the literature of the social sciences, 1983- present

This is the major index to scholarly articles in Economics. Over 300 journals are included, as well as books, dissertations, and working papers. Covers 1969 to the present.

PAIS International
Public Affairs Information Service, updated monthly.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. Includes full-text of articles, proceedings from conferences, books, journals, and policy briefs.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
An index of all federal government publications from 1976 to the present.

International Financial Statistics *Limited to 5 Simultaneous Users.
A standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. The database contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas.

International Monetary Fund
The IMF web site contains a useful section of data and reports, including the World Economic Outlook Reports.

IMF Country Reports
Economic and financial reports on all countries, from the International Monetary Fund.

U.S. Department of State
Contains the Background Notes for all countries. Click on the Countries tab.

United Nations

Freedom House
Inlcudes online access to the annual Freedom in the World reports.

National Endowment for Democracy
Provides grants to prodemocracy organizations throughout the world.

Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Founded in 1961 by Tito, this group of developing nations advocates solutions to global economic problems.

Organization of American States

World Bank
Includes special reports on global economic prospects.

World dataBank
A data source that includes information on the global economy, finance, gender, education, health, natural resources, and environmental indicators. This resource, published by the World Bank, contains statistical data for over 600 development indicators and time series data from 1960 to the latest compiled for over 200 countries as well as 18 country groups. Databases include: World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, Africa Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millenium Development Goals.

Country Studies (area handbook) Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Good book-length background information on all of the countries.

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