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Political Science: Comparative Politics

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Getting Started with Comparative Politics Research

Comparative Politics 

   is a systematic study of the world's political systems that touches on a broad range of topics within several diverse frameworks of study.

  It seeks to explain differences between as well as similarities among countries, explores patterns, processes, and regularities among political systems in an effort to develop general propositions that describe and explain these trends.

Reference works about comparative politics 

Some Journals for Comparative Politics

Journals are available electronically unless noted. 
Start on the Tutt Library homepage and use Find Journals for links to electronic access. 
Current paper issues are located in the Garden Level of Tutt Library. Request volumes for back issues from Creekside. 

Administration & Society

 

American Journal of Political Science

 

American Political Science Review

 

Annual Review of Political Science

 

British Journal of Politics and International Relations

Paper back-files
v.5, no.2-v.9 (2003-2007)

Commonwealth & Comparative Politics

 

Comparative Political Studies

 

Comparative Politics

Current until covered in JSTOR, check the catalog

East European Politics and Societies

 

Ethnic and Racial Studies

 

European Journal of Political Research

 

Governance

 

Government and Opposition

Paper back-files 
v.1-43 (1965-2008)

Hamburg Review of Social Sciences

 

International Affairs

 

International Political Science Review

 

International Political Sociology

 

International Studies Perspectives

Paper back-files 
v.1, no. 2-v.8 (2000-2007)

Journal of Comparative Politics

 

Journal of Democracy

 

Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

  

Journal of Politics

 

JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies

 

Legislative Studies Quarterly

 

Nations and Nationalism

 

Policy Sciences

 

Polity

Paper back-files for 2010-2012

Political Communication

 

Political Studies

 

Politics and Religion

 

Politics and society

 

Political Research Quarterly

 

Public Administration Review

 

Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political

 

World Politics