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POLV 445: Comparative Political RevolutionsChristopher E Hilliard
About this guide
This is a guide to help you conduct research for POLV 445. If you have any questions, please contact your instructor.
In this course, you will need to research a number of topics. Each week one student will give an in-class presentation on news, weather, and sports from a selected city.
Later in the semester, you will write an Analysis Paper that addresses a past effort to bring change to a society. You will need to consult your syllabus for a list of potential topics.
In April, you will participate in a mid-course student presentation where you will need to select and describe a revolutionary event, individual, or organization. Consult your syllabus for a list of potential presentation topics.
At the end of the semester, you will participate in an end of course presentation where you will need to select and present on a particular topic. Consult your syllabus for a list of potential presentation topics.
Use the resources below to get background information on your topic.
This online database consists of full text weekly reports going back to 1923. It covers many important international issues, and recent reports include menu items such as Background, Outlook, Chronology, and Pro/Con.
This governmental website has an A-Z list of links to country information. On each country's page you will find facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations.
This governmental website provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
This is the online version of the Europa World Year Books and the nine volumes Regional Surveys of the World series. This covers political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories. (Available only to UA.)
Reference Resources of Interest
Below are some print resources available at the library. These are great sources for background information. Keep in mind they are for in-house use only.
Definitions of concepts, terms, and references.
Provides a comprehensive guide to international relations and national domestic politics throughout the world.
This set of handbooks includes essential political information such as heads of state, cabinet members, political parties, representation in national legislatures, mass media, and composition and activities of major intergovernmental organizations worldwide.
This source describes unique ethnic and social composition and the unique history of 192 sovereign nations in the world. This encyclopedia attempts to describe these systems and relate them to the social and economic influences which, over the years, have fashioned them.
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