Perspectives Chinoises (Chinese Perspectives) is a French language quarterly revue of modern Chinese politics, economics, society and culture published by The French Centre For Contemporary China (CEFC). From a menu bar on the main page, users can access the mission statement of the publication, along with links to full text online versions of articles from the journal from 2003 to 2005. Summaries of articles from 2006 to 2008 are also provided, with plans to publish full text versions of more r
RCF : rural cultural forum
The Rural Cultural Forum (RCF) is an independent UK organisation which undertakes a variety of research and advocacy activities on rural arts and culture. Since 2004 the RCF has published: 'Investing in Creative Rural Communities: the New Rural Arts' (2004); and 'The Rural Cultural Strategy' (February 2010). The substantial 2010 Strategy document is only available in parts as HTML pages, via a link on the topmost menu of the website, and does not seem to be available for download in PDF form. Th
Wyndham Lewis's art criticism in 'The Listener', 1946-1951 : postwar British art in its context of i
This website, entitled Wyndham Lewis's Art Criticism in 'The Listener', 1946-1951, is the outcome of an AHRC research project, 2008-2009, at the University of Plymouth, England and the Universidad de La Rioja in Spain. Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was not only a major English artist of the twentieth century, who co-founded the Vorticist movement, he was also an important art critic, a novelist and short-story writer, a cultural commentator, a political theorist, and a philosopher. This research pro
Digital comic museum
Digital Comic Museum is a very large website archive of U.S. comic books known to be in the public domain. As such, it includes a wealth of high-quality scans of vintage ("Golden Age", in the terminology of comic book collectors) comics, freely available for reading. Most comics are from the 1940s and 1950s. Some newspaper comic strips are also included. Files are in the standard CBR (Comic Book Reader) format, for which Comical is possibly the best free viewer. Free registration is required to
This is the home page of the Manga Network ('Reseau Manga'), a group of 43 international scholars organised by Jean-Marie Bouissou at the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales in France. The initiative is supported by the Japan Foundation. Although the Web page and many titles of publications are in French, the many English titles can easily be picked out. Full-text papers in English hosted on this French website (see the 'Publications' page) are: 'Japan's growing cultural power: the
Bibliography of Japanese history up to 1912
The website "Bibliography of Japanese history up to 1912" is an online comprehensive bibliography of books, monographs and articles in English, French, German and Italian. The bibliography was compiled by Peter Kornicki, a well-known historian at the University of Cambridge, and is regularly updated. The compiler notes that he has included everything relevant he could find and inclusion therefore does not constitute recommendation; PhD theses are generally not included. The site has an explanato
Social Science Data Laboratory, University of Colorado, Boulder
The Social Science Data Laboratory (SSDL), sponsored by the Departments of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, "provides a wide range of social scientific research and instructional support for faculty, students and staff, as well as broader academic and public communities". There are links to dataset websites and access to online methods resources, including an SPSSX starter kit
Access.ca : social studies resources for Canadian teachers
This site is an educational product of the Historica Foundation. It was created by 7th Floor Media, a program of Continuing Studies, Simon Fraser University with the aim of providing free access to educational resources suitable for use by teachers of social science subjects. Topics covered include history, politics, immigration, Canadian culture, first peoples in Canada. Contributors include: The Canadian Encyclopedia, the Historica Foundation, Library and Archives Canada, the McCord Museum. It
Latindex is an index to scholarly journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal which is maintained by an international network of organisations. It includes a searchable directory of titles with publication details and links to over 2,400 ejournals. In terms of the latter. although many abstracts and tables of contents are offered, full text articles are often accessible to subscribers only. It is possible to browse the database by title, country of publication and subject area
Journal of doctoral research in economics
This is a Romanian economics journal that showcases research from doctoral students in the country. It features a broad range of economic research topics including the financial crisis, health economics and the European / Romanian economy. Each issue is available as a PDF download with the Romanian version of the articles first, followed by an English translation of the issue - although the translations are not entirely accurate.
Turkey: IRI resources
This website is maintained by the International Republican Institute, a US based nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing democracy worldwide. It provides information about its work in Turkey from 2003 to the present day. This includes access to press releases and some full text reports and articles. Topics covered include; election observation reports; assessments of Turkish elections, political polls of the electorate and discussions of the state of democracy and human rights
This site is intended as a record of the political history, biography and achievements of John Major who was British Prime Minster from 1990-97. It provides a biography of the man, and an overview of the key political events during his administration from 1990-97. Also available are a small number of transcripts of his speeches, including his resignation speech, the full-text of the Conservative Party election manifestoes of 1992 and 1997 and a set of links to related Internet sites.
Savifadok: digital repository of South Asian Studies
Savifadok is a digital repository maintained by the Savifa - the Virtual Library South Asia. It a joint project of the University Library of Heidelberg and the South Asia Institute (SAI) at the University of Heidelberg. It aims to provide free access to information, and where copyright allows full text access to documents covering all aspects of South Asian studies. These include books, articles, reports, theses, dissertations and multimedia. All topics from the humanities and social sciences ar
UK General election 2010: Political science resources
This excellent site is maintained by Richard Kimber, a former member of staff at Keele University. It provides links to websites relating to the UK 2010 general election. These include newspaper/ media sites, opinion polls, political party and candidate sites and full-text manifestos. There are links to Richard Kimber's main websites where directories of materials relating to earlier elections may be found.
Election 2010 blog
This blog was created by staff and researchers at the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham. It contains political analysis and comment on the campaigns, politics and conduct of the UK 2010 general election.
Election 2010: BBC
This site was created by the BBC to provide coverage of the 2010 general election. In addition to news stories, comment and analysis from BBC journalists, it also includes some film footage from interviews and BBC programmes during the campaigns. Also offered are background guide to constituencies, parties, and a swingometer where member sofa the public can calculate the effect of political swings. Other features of the site are blogs from political commentators, opinion polls and a reality chec
Combined Harare Residents Association
This site is maintained by the residents association of Harare Zimbabwe. Although intended to give local residents a chance to voice their opinions and organise grass roots events, researchers may find it of value in providing an insight into living conditions in modern day Zimbabwe. It also includes some news, email discussion forums and comment on the political and land ownership policies of the government under Robert Mugabe. NB. The website has not been updated since 2009.
National Electoral Commission of Tanzania
This is the official website of the body which oversees the administration of parliamentary and presidential elections in Tanzania. Its website provides information on its role and recent activities. It includes background information about the electoral system, plus constituency maps, lists of registered political parties and full-text electoral legislation, guidelines and procedures.
National Election Commission Korea
This is the website of the Republic of Korea National Election Commission (NEC). The English language version of the website provides information on the role of the commission and its recent activities. It includes details of electoral laws, the Korean electoral systems and the registration and regulation of Korean political parties. The site also includes news updates and reports about recent and forthcoming parliamentary elections in Korea.
Skemman is a major open access research repository based in Iceland. It combines the results from the University of Iceland and other major university and institutional repositories in Iceland offering information (and where copyright allows) access to the full text of research outputs from staff and researchers. These include monographs, journal articles, theses and research reports. All topics from the humanities, sciences and social sciences are covered with a particular emphasis upon Iceland