Books

“I have not found among my belongings anything I prize so much or value so highly as my knowledge of the actions of great men, acquired through long experience of contemporary affairs and extended reading in antiquity.”

Niccolò Machiavelli
The Prince
“Epistle Dedicatory”

Nelson Political Science Resource Centre is a good starting point for:

 

CIA World Fact Book: From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, current information on a country's government, economy, geography, people, military from the perspective of this American intelligence agency.

Constitution Finder: Indexes "constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents". Links to full-text versions of documents available on the web.


ElectionGuide.org: Guide for election dates, information, and results for countries around the world covering 1998 to present.


Gender and Political Participation - Resources regarding gender participation in politics. Publications, articles, statistics, documents, and more. From the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).


openDemocracy.net: An online global magazine of politics and culture.


The 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States of America:  A pivotal document for understanding the global “War on Terror” and the new doctrine of preventative war.


Government of Canada.


Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.


indymedia.org: An open-source newswire, mostly dedicated to global activist news.  Publish your own news stories!


neonyme.net: A Photo-gallery reflecting on the peace movement.

Perseus Project: an extensive searchable digital collection of classic texts.


Wikipedia: An online open-source encyclopedia.  A good place to begin identifying unknown terms or names.


The Canadian Journal of Political Science

Millennium: A progressive, graduate-student-run journal of international relations.

Foreign Affairs: A highly reputable journal of international relations.  Use the sign up feature to have new issues delivered to your email address before they arrive on news stands.


Foreign Policy: An on-line compliment to the magazine on global politics, economics and ideas.


The Economist: Much more than economics: global news and views.


zmag.org: A very extensive online progressive magazine and community of alternative news, opinions, discussion forums, and resources from Z Magazine.


American Journal of Political Science


Human Rights Watch: An organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.  Detailed issue and area specific reports are available to download.

Ceasefire: A web-based resource maintained by the Polaris Institute to collect news on Canada's military spending while promoting peace, disarmament and social justice.


Polaris Institute: A think-tank, media relations agency and lobby group working towards peace while providing orientation for citizen movements fighting for democratic social change in an age of corporate driven globalization.

Project Ploughshares: An ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches established in 1976 to implement the churches' call to be peacemakers. Their mandate is to work with churches and related organizations, as well as governments and non-governmental organizations, in Canada and abroad, to identify, develop, and advance approaches that build peace and prevent war, and promote the peaceful resolution of political conflict.


New American Century: A neoconservative organization that includes Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Francis Fukuyama, Paul Wolfowitz, and others who support greater American militarization, challenging hostile governments, and advancing democratic and economic freedom.

The Maps of War: A Flash animation of the various empires that have carved up the Middle East from 3000 BCE to the present.


oneworld.net: A collection of essays and analyses from over 1600 NGOs pertaining to global issues. Searchable by issue area and regions.

Princeton Web Lectures: A selection of lectures delivered at Princeton University by distinguished scholars in streaming video.

Nuclear Tipping Point: Watch the documentary that American President Obama screened for a bipartisan group of policy advisors on the urgency of achieving 'global zero'.

Historical Test Films: Recently declassified film clips of US nuclear atmospheric tests.

Countdown to Zero: Reasons for working towards 'global zero'.

Niall Ferguson: Empires on the Edge of Chaos: After famously endorsing a 'chin-up' attitude towards America's imperial burden, Niall Ferguson now describes the political and economic conditions of its fall.

Derrida and the Ends of Man: An account of Derrida's deconstruction of modernity and the sort of self that sustains that civilization.

Edward Said on the Iraq War: Edward Said's premonitions on the beginnings of the first Iraq War, and the rationality that originally sustained that war.

Allan Bloom on Nietzsche: Audio of an Allan Bloom lecture on the relevance of Nietzsche.

Slavoj Zizek on love: Zlavoj Zizek on how to love the world.

From Swords into Plowshares: The Pinky Show provides an un-orthodox, artistic perspective on peace, and what that might mean.

The Pinky Show: Pinky on the illegality of the Iraq War.

China and the Olympics: Naomi Klein on China's role as a player on the global stage, and the emergence of its 'authoritarian capitalism'.

Chomsky on U.S. policy: Noam Chomsky on why the US expresses hostility towards Iran.

On Orientalism: Sut Jhally on Edward Said's concept of 'Orientalism'.

The Kantian Project: Jurgen Habermas on the cosmopolitan project.

Justice vs. Power: Does progress have its basis in an underlying human nature? Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault debate.

Stop the Clash of Civilizations: Avaaz.org - 'the world in action' - is an on-line advocacy group and an instrument of an emergent global civil society.