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Comparative Politics & Foreign Governments: Foreign Politics Books


Use discoverE to find books, journals, videos, government documents, microfilm collections and other materials at the Emory libraries, which include Woodruff, Pitts Theology, Health Sciences Center, McMillan Law, Guy Chemistry, Math & Science Center and, Oxford libraries.

Tips for Locating Books for Comparative Politics

Use DiscoverE for locating books, web sites, journal titles, etc. pn your topic. Do NOT use DiscoverE for searching for journal articles!! Remember, you have access to Interlibrary Loan and to several other Atlanta-area libraries.

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Some common keywords for use in comparative politics research are:


  • * Elections [+country/region]
  • * Legislative Bodies [+country/region]
  • * Separation of Powers
  • * Politics and Government [+ country/region]
  • * Federal Government
  • * Decentralization in Government
  • * Democratization [+country/region]
  • * Democratization--Case Studies
  • * Comparative Government
  • * Coalition Government [+country]
  • * Political Parties [+country].

    Where are the Books in the Stacks?

    The most common location for titles on foreign government and comparative politics are:

    • JL is primarily comprised of the Americas
    • JN is primarily composed of Europe (East and West)
    • JQ focuses on Asia, Africa, Australia, and Oceania

    However, you may also find many titles in the D-F range, which are dedicated more to area studies (history, culture, politics, and social conditions)

    • D-DR focuses primarily on Europe
    • DS-DU focuses primarily on Asia, Africa, and Oceania
    • E and F are for United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean

    Most of these titles can be located on the 7th or 8th floors.

    Subject Guide

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