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Political Science: Web Links


There are many pertinent websites that can be used for information and research purposes.  When deciding whether or not to use a website in your research ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who is the publisher of the website?  The World Bank for example is probably a more reliable source than
  • Who is the author?  Is the article unsigned?  If it is signed what credentials does the author have?  Are they a student, professor, or work at a think tank?  Do they have a partisan affiliation?  Do the answers to these questions increase or decrease their credibility on the issue at hand?
  • When was it published?  A more recent article or, alternatively, an older article more contempory with the events, may influence the pertinance of the article's contents.

Canadian Politics

The following list of websites gives information about Canadian politics and the political process.

Thinktanks and Policy Institutes

Public policy institutes (or "think tanks") are scholarly institutes that investigate a variety of issues.  Most of these have a particular political or epistemological perspective although the vast majority are non-partisan.  The more well known ones provide research on most key (and often contentious) issues facing policy makers including social welfare, national defense, taxation, education, immigration, international trade, government regulation, and the environment.

Political Theory

This is a starting point for key political thinkers and their works that are available freely on the Internet.

Data Resources

International Organizations

Subject Guide

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