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Introduction to Comparative Politics: Reference Materials

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A Dictionary of 20th Century Communism

Reference  HX40 .D5913 2010 

The book explains what communism was, the forms it took, and the enormous role it played in world history from the Russian Revolution through the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond. It examines the political, intellectual, and social influences of communism around the globe, and features contributions from an international team of 160 scholars.

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

Reference JA61 .O95 2001

The contributors discuss nearly every nation in the world, including extensive information on institutions, political parties, leaders, and the sources of political mobilization and conflict. 

Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism

Reference  GE195 .D358 2009

Review of organizations, people, concepts, issues, events, and other areas relating to the environment. Includes concise entries on key countries, international agreements, environmental concepts, and more.

American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia 

Reference  E743 .A44 2006 

Many the articles are biographical. Other entries are political or philosophical  and cover topics such as: Abortion, Affirmative action, Diversity, Individualism, and Protectionism, as seen from the conservative point of view.

Making Sense of American Liberalism

Book Stacks JC574.2.U6 M24 2012

A collection of essays  that pulls together a roster of prominent historians and younger scholars to illuminate our understanding of postwar liberalism.

The Making of Modern Liberalism

Book Stacks  JC574 .R93 2012

The Making of Modern Liberalism is a look at the origins and nature of liberalism from the Enlightenment through the triumphs and setbacks during the twentieth century and beyond.

The Statesman's Yearbook

Reference   JA51.S7  2013  Older editions in the book stacks.

Politics, cultures, and economies of the world.