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Russian Politics   Tags: russian politics  

A guide for students in Prof. Bill Reisinger's Intro to Politics of Russia & Eurasia (POLI 030:041:001 )
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Reference Materials

  • Oxford Handbooks Online: Political Science  Icon
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  • CIA World Factbook
  • Nations in Transit

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Scholarly Articles

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  • PAIS International  Icon
    PAIS International covers the literature of public affairs including political, economic and social issues. [Not compatible with Internet Explorer 9]
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts  Icon
    This database provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. Selected titles: Comparative Political Science, Comparative Politics, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Journal of Democracy, World Policy Journal, World Politics. [Not compatible with Internet Explorer 9]
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    Limit to peer-review for scholarly articles. Indexes and includes some full-text for the following titles: Comparative Political Studies, Russian Social Science Review, Russian Education and Society, Russian Review, and many other relevant titles.
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Google Scholar

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