The interaction between economics and politics becomes ever more pronounced day by day, and this undeniable fact of life pre-empts the need for any economist to be informed concerning political events. These links collect the more major internation political bodies, as well as pages on international political economy.
National & Extranational Government Bodies
- CIA World Factbook
The CIA factbook provides quick, comprehensive information on just about every country in the world, including recent and historical political issues.
- Country Indicators for Foreign Policy
The CIFP Project seeks to identify and assemble statistical information conveying various aspects of countries around the world. Includes project papers and research output, plus a searchable database.
- International Political Economy Network
Electronic archives, journals, an online discussion group and educational resources for the rapidly expanding field of international political economy.
- WWW Virtual Library International Affairs Resources
An extensive site with a large range of links to resources related to international affairs. Its enormosity makes navigation of the site a full-day affair.
- Presidential Vote Equation
Ray Fair, from Yale, provides econometric analysis of the US presidential vote, with predictions. This site contains links to his papers on the subject as well as some commentary. An alternative is John Iron's Election Calculator.
- UK Politics & International Studies Departments: Rankings
- US Political Science Departments: Rankings
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