Political Studies: International Relations

Finding Books

The Globalization Reader Public Participation in Foreign Policy Asia Pacific Dynamics in the Obama Era Involvement of State Governments in US Foreign Relations


Finding Articles

Country Information

These sources provide country profiles, including the current political, economic, and social environments: 

Economist Intelligence Unit: Country Reports (The Economist)

BBC News: (scroll down to the bottom of page to view Country Profiles)

The World Bank: Countries & Regions

International Monetary Fund: Country Information

Foreign Information by Country (University of Colorado Boulder)

Europa World Plus

The Statesman's Yearbook Online

Freedom House reports (annual), including:

Human Development Reports (United Nations)

OECD iLibrary: Browse by topic and country or choose Statistics

International Country Risk Guide Annual (7 volume set): access via International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Centre database > search "International Country Risk Guide Annual"

UCDP Conflict Encylopedia

News Sources

PressDisplay: Datatabase of international news sources (covers only the last two weeks - no back file).

BBC News: World