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Political Studies: Political Economy

Resources to Consult

Country Information

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

Country Watch

International Monetary Fund: Country Information

CIA: The World Factbook

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

International Crisis Group, including CrisisWatch, reports & briefings, country information, global issues.

Human Rights Watch

BBC News: