Political Science

General Resources in Political Science

Political Science and Public Policy Resources (Jon Harrison, Michigan State University Libraries). 
An extensive set of annotated links to online sites related to political science and public policy. 

The Ultimate Political Science Links Page (P.S. Ruckman, Jr., Rock Valley College). 
A comprehensive site offering links to major political science associations, areas of study, journals and publications, political news and commentary, and other resources. 

PSRT-L: Political Science Research and Teaching List (Michigan State University). 
A moderated discussion list dealing with “issues of interest to professional political scientists, both researchers and teachers.” 

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Teaching Political Science

Teaching Political Science (American Political Science Association).
Syllabi; links to online teaching resources; materials for civic education, service learning, assessment; instructional materials published by APSA; and teaching awards.

H-Teachpol Discussion Network ( Michigan State University).
A site for the discussion of political science teaching in higher education, with links to related sites and supporting materials.

Journal of Political Science Education (American Political Science Association).
A relatively new journal dedicated to publishing articles on the full range of issues and approaches in teaching political science. Available as print or online.

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Games and Simulations in Political Science

Winning the Seat: A Congressional Election Simulation,” Jeffrey L. Bernstein, Eastern Michigan University. 
A rationale, description, and complete detailed guide to running this simulation game in your college or university classroom. 

Creating Simulations for Political Science Education,” Victor Asal, State University of New York, Albany, and Elizabeth L. Blake, University of Maryland. 
This paper discusses the opportunities offered students with simulation-based teaching. It provides a detailed guide to all aspects of designing simulations for Political Science courses. At http://www.icons.umd.edu/ the authors have created an on-line Simulation Builder as a tool for developing simulations based on their guidelines. The ICONS Simulation Builder is free of charge for designing simulations, but there are fees for running a simulation in the ICONSnet simulation environment. 

The American Political Science Association Site for Simulations for Teaching Political Science.
Links to a dozen sites with either information or actual online experiences of simulations in the area of political science.

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Teaching Quantitative Analysis in Political Science

The Society for Political Methodology: Papers, Posters, and Syllabi.
A searchable database for materials catalogued by society members.  Includes undergraduate and graduate syllabi.  

Paul Hensel’s Political Methodology Page ( Florida State University). 
Political Science web resources for logic and research design, statistical methodology, software, and data collection. 

WISE: Web Interface for Statistics Education (Claremont Graduate University). 
This site provides a wide range of web resources on statistics worldwide, including tutorials, applets, and other “stuff.” Although not specific to Political Science, these resources contain material useful for teaching students many aspects of statistical analysis. 

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Topical Instructional Resources

H-Pol: Scholarly Discussion of American Political History (Michigan State University). 
A forum for discussing American political history, plus teaching resources in this area such as syllabi, dissertations, and related Internet sites. 

Teaching Politics: Images of American Political History (William J. Ball, College of New Jersey). 
This site contains a collection of over 500 public domain images of American Political History. Can be browsed by era, special topics, or through a searchable database. 

Political Science and Public Policy Resources: Area Studies (Jon Harrison, Michigan State University Libraries). 
Annotated links to online resources for studies of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East, North American, and the world. 

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Political Science Discussion Lists

PSRT-L: Political Science Research and Teaching Discussion List
A moderated discussion list for political science teachers and researchers. 


See also General Social Science Resources for additional discipline-specific materials.

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