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POLS 649: Seminar in Comparative Politics (Abbott): Background Information

CIA World Factbook

"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."

CIA World Factbook can provide background information and keywords that will help you continue your research to compare politics across countries.

Searching for Government Resources

Use the following language in a Google search for any US-related government webpages, reports, press releases, statistics, et cetera. 

Example Google Searches

  • Russia "political participation" 
  • "United States" and participation in elections 

This can help you identify US government agencies that may conduct and publish research in your area. 

International Government Information