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Nelson Education > Higher Education > Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times, Fourth Edition > Student Resources > Government and Politics on the Web

Government and Politics on the Web

Welcome to Nelson's guide to government and politics on the Web. This site provides annotated links to hundreds of sites around the world that can help you with your research on introductory topics in government and politics.

To help you find the information you need, these links have been organized according to the following subjects:

NATIONS AND STATES

Introduces you to the distinction between nations and states. A range of links are provided to sites related to nationalism and groups seeking self-determination. As well, you can find maps and more about the political systems, economies, and populations of specific countries by connecting to several reference sites.

INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY & IDEOLOGIES

Provides links to information about many political philosophers and to the full text of their works available online. Learn about liberalism, conservatism, Marxism, feminism, and anarchism.

POLITICAL CULTURE

Explore links to many agents of political socialization, through which the political and cultural values of a society are transmitted to its members. Learn something of the power of the media in shaping our knowledge of the world around us.

CONSTITUTIONS

Allows you to connect to the full text of the constitutional documents of many countries. Included in this section are links to different human rights and civil rights documents.

INTRODUCTION TO THE EXECUTIVE

Provides an introduction to the executive branch of government and some of the different ways it can be organized. You can connect to the web sites run by many government leaders as well as to the governments of a number of different states.

 

INTRODUCTION TO LEGISLATURES

Learn more about the different bodies that make law in political systems around the world. Connect to a range of parliaments and assemblies to find out about their distinctive legislative processes.

INTRODUCTION TO JUDICIAL SYSTEMS

Discover the different court systems, and connect to sites where you can read the full text of decisions handed down by judges in various countries.

POLITICAL PARTIES AROUND THE WORLD

The best way to explore differences in political values and systems is to visit the sites run by political parties in different countries. Read their policy documents to see what they are striving to achieve.

ELECTORAL SYSTEMS

Connect to a variety of sites to learn more about different electoral systems and how they effect the way governments are chosen. You will also find links to archives of election results from around the world here.

INTEREST GROUPS AND LOBBYING

Find out about the many groups that strive to influence the policy process and convince decision-makers to implement policies favourable to these groups.

 

GENDER, SEXUALITY & POLITICS

Introduces you to the political issues surrounding gender and sexual orientation. Annotated links will connect you to political issues related to women in several countries and cultures of the world. As well, you can find out more about the political concerns of gays, lesbians, and the transgendered.

VIOLENCE AND POLITICAL CHANGE

Learn about different groups and movements that advocate or utilize violence to achieve their political objectives. Connect to various sites dealing with political violence and terrorism.

INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

This page provides a starting point for exploring world politics. Discover the many international organizations that states belong to. Connect to non-governmental organizations where private citizens from around the world work together on international objectives. Visit the foreign relations departments of many foreign governments to learn about those countries' foreign policy activities and goals.

Please Note - Nelson provides a site dedicated to Canadian Politics on the Web where you will find many pages of annotated links to more detailed information on Canada than you will find in this Introduction to Government section.

 

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Canadian Politics on the Web

Government and Politics on the Web

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Education and Careers

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