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Congressional Member Guide
Search and find members of the US Congress.
Congressional Member Guide App
Congressional Directory optimized for Mobile Devices.
Congressional Research Services Reports
"Founded over a century ago, CRS provides authoritative and confidential research and analysis for Congress’ deliberative use." "Created by experts in CRS, the reports present a legislative perspective on topics such as agriculture policy, counterterrorism operations, banking regulation, veteran’s issues and much more." (Hayden, 2018)
Country Studies (Library of Congress)
On-line version of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program, with emphasis on lesser known regions of the world. Social, economic, and political commentary.
Great site to review world political events, mainly American Political events.
FBI Protected Voices - Foreign Political Influence
The FBI’s Protected Voices initiative provides tools and resources to political campaigns, companies, and individuals to protect against online foreign influence operations and cybersecurity threats.
Human Rights - US Department of State
The protection of fundamental human rights was a foundation stone in the establishment of the United States over 200 years ago. Since then, a central goal of U.S. foreign policy has been the promotion of respect for human rights, as embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Indiana University Public Policy Institute Archive
"The IU Public Policy Institute conducts research, policy analysis, program evaluation, facilitated discussions, and long-term planning for clients from the public, private, government, academic, and nonprofit sectors. Its primary areas of research are economic development, tax and finance, criminal justice, public safety, housing and community development, and land use and the environment."
Poverty - The World Bank
"The World Bank Group is committed to fighting poverty in all of its dimensions. We use the latest evidence and analysis to help governments develop sound policies that can help the poorest in every country improve their lives."
World Development Report
"The World Bank’s World Development Report, published annually since 1978, is an invaluable guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world today. Each report provides in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of development—from agriculture, the role of the state, transition economies, and labor to infrastructure, health, the environment, and poverty."
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
"...a multidimensional and disaggregated dataset that reflects the complexity of the concept of democracy as a system of rule that goes beyond the simple presence of elections."
"The Polity5 Project continues the Polity research tradition of coding authority characteristics of states in the world system for purposes of comparative, quantitative analysis. An improved and enhanced Polity5 version in the series is currently in development."
"Freedom House rates people’s access to political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories through its annual Freedom in the World report."
Lexical Index of Electoral Democracy
"We operationalize electoral democracy as a series of necessary-and-sufficient conditions arrayed in an ordinal scale. The resulting Lexical index of electoral democracy (LIED), based partly on new data, covers all independent countries of the world from 1800 to 2013..."