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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations 4e: Internet Links

Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries.

A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W

A  Top

African Union
http://www.au.int/
African Union website.

Amnesty International
https://www.amnesty.org/en/
Official site, with history, reports, and campaign information.

ANC (African National Congress)
http://www.anc.org.za/
Official site, with historical documents and speeches and writings of Presidents, including Nelson Mandela.

Antarctic Treaty
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk//about_antarctica/geopolitical/treaty/
Details of the Antarctic Treaty from the British Antarctic Survey.

ANZUS
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1952/2.html
Text of the ANZUS treaty.

Arab League
http://www.arableagueonline.org
Site of Arab League (Arabic; English language version under construction September 2008), including a list of member states and historical documents.

ASEAN
http://asean.org
ASEAN official site.

 

B  Top

Ba’athism
http://www.baath-party.org/index.php?lang=en
Website of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party.

Balkan politics
http://peacemaker.un.org/sites/peacemaker.un.org/files/BA_951121_DaytonAgreement.pdf
The text of the Dayton peace agreement.

Belfast Agreement
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-belfast-agreement
An outline and text of the Belfast Agreement, from the UK Northern Ireland Office.

bill
http://www.parliament.uk/business/bills-and-legislation/
UK Parliament site, with details of current legislation and previous statutes.

Black Caucus
http://www.thecongressionalblackcaucus.com/
Homepage of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Bolivarian revolution
http://www.portalalba.org/index.php/
Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) website (in Spanish).

Boundary Commission
http://boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk/
The website of the (Parliamentary) Boundary Commission for England.

 

C  Top

CAP (Common Agricultural Policy)
http://europa.eu/pol/agr/index_en.htm
European Union information on agriculture.

CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)
http://www.cia.gov/
CIA website.

climate change
http://unfccc.int/
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change site.

CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament)
http://www.cnduk.org
CND website.

committee of the whole (house)
http://www.parliament.uk/site-information/glossary/committee-of-the-whole-house/
UK Parliament guide to procedure.

Committee on Standards in Public Life
http://www.public-standards.gov.uk/
Site of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.

Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
http://europa.eu/pol/cfsp/index_en.htm
European Union guide to the CFSP.

Commonwealth (British)
http://www.thecommonwealth.org/
Site of the Commonwealth Secretariat, including a history and membership of the organization.

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
http://www.cisstat.com/eng/cis.htm
Commonwealth of Independent States site, with details of history and membership.

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)
http://pws.ctbto.org/
Site of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

Congress (India)
www.inc.in
Congress Party site, with historical coverage, party constitution, and recent election manifestos.

Congress (US)
http://www.senate.gov/
US Senate website.

http://www.house.gov/
US House of Representatives website.

Conseil Constitutionnel
http://www.conseil-constitutionnel.fr/conseil-constitutionnel/english/homepage.14.html
Conseil Constitutionnel website (in French).

Conseil d’État
http://www.conseil-etat.fr/
Conseil d’État website (in French).

Conservative Party
http://www.conservatives.com/
Conservative Party website.

Correlates of War
http://www.correlatesofwar.org/
Correlates of War website, including a variety of data sets.

Council of Ministers of the European Union
http://europa.eu/about-eu/institutions-bodies/council-eu/index_en.htm
Official site, including constitutional and policy documents.

 

D  Top

Declaration of Independence
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html
Text of the Declaration of Independence.

delegated legislation
http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/laws/delegated/
UK Parliament page on delegated legislation.

Democratic Party (USA)
http://www.democrats.org/
Democratic Party site, including history and organizational information.

dependency
https://www.cepal.org/en
Site of the the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA), including details of membership and institutional history.

Director of National Intelligence
http://www.dni.gov/
Office of the Director of National Intelligence website.

 

E  Top

Early Day Motion
http://www.parliament.uk/edm
Early Day Motion website and database from the UK Parliament.

Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)
http://www.ecb.int/
Site of the European Central Bank (ECB), which administers Economic and Monetary Union.

Election/Electoral Commission
http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/
The site of the UK Electoral Commission.

Electoral College
http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/index.html
Operation and history of the Electoral College from the United States National Archives.

EMILY’s list
http://www.emilyslist.org/
US EMILY’s list site.

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
http://www.epa.gov/
EPA site, including a history and achievements.

European Commission
http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm
European Commission site.

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/en/Treaties/Html/005.htm
Text of the Convention on the Council of Europe site.

European Council
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/homepage?lang=en
European Council site.

European Court of Justice
http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/Jo2_7024/
European Court of Justice site, including texts governing procedure and case law.

European Parliament
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/
Official site, including information about policy-making and Members of the European Parliament.

European Union
http://europa.eu/index_en.htm
European Union site, including treaties, details of policy, and information on institutional structure.

Executive Office of the President
https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop
Executive Office of the President website.

 

 

F  Top

Fabianism
http://www.fabians.org.uk/
Site of the UK Fabian Society.

FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
http://www.fbi.gov/
FBI website.

Federal Assembly (Russia)
http://www.constitution.ru/en/10003000-06.htm
Federal Assembly site, including details of constitutional position and powers.

Federalist Papers, The
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/histdox/fedpapers.html
The Federalist papers, reproduced at the Library of Congress site.

Fifth Amendment
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html
The full text of the Bill of Rights and the Fifth Amendment.

Fifth Republic, French
http://www.conseil-constitutionnel.fr/conseil-constitutionnel/english/constitution/constitution-of-4-october-1958.25742.html
The text of the constitution of the French Fifth Republic.

First Amendment
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html
The full text of the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment.

Fourteenth Amendment
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amendments_11-27.html
The text of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Freedom House index
http://www.freedomhouse.org/
Freedom House assessments of the status of political rights and civil liberties across countries.

 

G  Top

G8
http://www.g8.utoronto.ca/
G8 Information Centre at the University of Toronto.

GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services)
https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/serv_e/gatsintr_e.htm
Text and related information from the World Trade Organization.

Global Fund
http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/
Global Fund website.

Greenpeace
http://www.greenpeace.org/
Greenpeace site, including a history of the organization.

Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC)
http://www.gcc-sg.org/en-us/Pages/default.aspx
Gulf Co-operation Council site, including charter, details of membership and organization, and history.

 

H  Top

Hansard
http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/
Hansard site, including history of the Department of the Official Report (Hansard).

Homeland Security, Department of
http://www.dhs.gov/
US government Department of Homeland Security site.

House of Commons
http://www.parliament.uk/business/commons/
House of Commons website.

House of Lords
http://www.parliament.uk/business/lords/
House of Lords website.

House of Representatives
http://www.house.gov/
House of Representatives website.

 

I  Top

IMF (International Monetary Fund)
http://www.imf.org/
IMF website.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
http://www.iaea.org/
International Atomic Energy Agency site, including history of the organization.

International Court of Justice
http://www.icj-cij.org/
International Court of Justice site.

International Criminal Court
http://www.icc-cpi.int/EN_Menus/icc/Pages/default.aspx
International Criminal Court website.

 

J  Top

Jubilee 2000
http://jubileedebt.org.uk
Jubilee 2000 website.

 

L  Top

Labour Party
http://www.labour.org.uk/home
Labour Party website.

League of Nations
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/leagcov.asp
The text of the Covenant of the League of Nations.

Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)
https://www.jimin.jp/english/
Liberal Democratic Party (Japan) site, with information on party organization and history.

Liberal Party (UK)
http://www.libdems.org.uk/
Liberal Democrats website.

life peerage
http://www.parliament.uk/about/mps-and-lords/about-lords/lords-types/
Parliament site, with details of types of peerage.

 

M  Top

Maastricht, Treaty of
https://europa.eu/european-union/law/treaties_en
European Union treaties.

Marshall Aid
http://www.oecd.org/document/10/0,2340,en_2649_201185_1876938_1_1_1_1,00.html
Text of Marshall’s speech initiating the Marshall Plan.

MERCOSUR
http://www.mercosur.int/
MERCOSUR site (Portuguese/Spanish), including information on history and organizational structure.

Monroe Doctrine
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/monroe.asp
Text of Monroe's speech.

 

N  Top

NAFTA
http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/
NAFTA website.

National Security Council (NSC)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/
National Security Council membership and functions.

NATO
http://www.nato.int/
NATO site, including list of members.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
http://www.un.org/disarmament/WMD/Nuclear/NPT.shtml
Information on NPT from the United Nations.

 

O  Top

OAS (Organization of American States)
http://www.oas.org/
OAS site, including membership and an overview of functions and history.

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
http://www.oecd.org/
OECD site, including a history of the organization and its predecessor, the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/
Office of Management and Budget site.

Official Secrets Acts
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1989/Ukpga_19890006_en_1.htm
Text of the UK 1989 Official Secrets Act.

OPEC (The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries)
http://www.opec.org/
OPEC site, including information on the history, structure, and functions of the organization.

Operation Black Vote
http://www.obv.org.uk
Operation Black Vote website.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
http://www.osce.org/
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe site, including a history.
http://www.osce.org/who/timeline
CSCE/OSCE timeline.

 

P  Top

Parliament
http://www.parliament.uk/
UK Parliament website.

Pentagon
http://pentagontours.osd.mil/
Pentagon website.

power index
http://homepages.warwick.ac.uk/~ecaae/
Power index site, with index calculators.

Prebisch, Raúl (1901–86)
http://www.unctad.org/
UNCTAD website.

private member’s bill
http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/laws/bills/private-members/
Parliament site for private members’ bills.

Privy Council
http://privycouncil.independent.gov.uk/
Site of the UK Privy Council Office, which provides the Secretariat services for the Privy Council.

Public Accounts Committee
http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committee/
UK Parliament site for Public Accounts Committee, including history, functions, and list of members.

public bill
http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/laws/bills/public/
UK Parliament site with list of public bills.

public bill committee
http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/commons/scrutinyunit/public-bill-committees/
UK Parliament site with information about public bill committees.

Publius
http://thomas.loc.gov/home/histdox/fedpapers.html
The Federalist Papers reproduced at the Library of Congress.

 

Q  Top

Quartet on the Middle East
http://www.quartetrep.org
Quartet on the Middle East statements from the UN.This link no longer works - we will replace it with an alternative as soon as possible.

Queen’s (or King’s) Speech
http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/occasions/stateopening/
State Opening of Parliament site, with recent Queen’s Speeches.

 

R  Top

refugee
http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49da0e466.html
Text of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

Republican Party (USA)
http://www.gop.com/
The site of the Republican National Committee, including a history of the Party.

Rules Committee
http://www.rules.house.gov/
Site for the US House of Representatives Committee on Rules.

 

S  Top

Security Council
http://www.un.org/en/sc/
Security Council website.

select committee
http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/committees/select/
Information on select committees from the UK Parliament site.

September 11th 2001 (9-11)
http://www.9-11commission.gov/
Website of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9-11 Commission) with report.

Single European Act
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=LEGISSUM%3Axy0027
Information on the content and purpose of the Single European Act from the EU site.

Social Charter
https://www.coe.int/en/web/turin-european-social-charter
A discussion of the introduction and purposes of the Social Charter from the EU site.

Speaker
http://www.parliament.uk/about/mps-and-lords/principal/speaker/
Information on the office and role of the Speaker from the UK Parliament site.

State Department
http://www.state.gov/
Site of the US Department of State.

State failure
http://www.fundforpeace.org.
State failure index.

State of the Union message
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sotu
White House site for the State of the Union message, with text and a webcast of the most recent speech.

Statute of Westminster
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Geo5/22-23/4/contents
Text of the Statute of Westminster.

statutory instruments
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/stat.htm
The text of all UK statutory instruments from the Office of Public Sector Information.

supreme court
http://www.supremecourtus.gov/
United States Supreme Court site, including Constitutional background and information on rulings.

 

T  Top

Thatcherism
http://www.margaretthatcher.org/
Margaret Thatcher Foundation site including documents and speeches.

Truman Doctrine
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/trudoc.asp
Truman’s speech of 12 March 1947.

 

U  Top

United Nations (UN)
http://www.un.org/
United Nations website.

 

V  Top

verification
http://www.un.org/Depts/unmovic/
UNMOVIC website.

Versailles, Treaty of
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/subject_menus/versailles_menu.asp
The text of the Treaty of Versailles.

Vice-President
https://www.whitehouse.gov/participate/internships/departments#OVP
Site of the Vice-President of the USA.

 

W  Top

Western European Union (WEU)
http://www.weu.int/
Western European Union site, including historical information and documents.

whip
http://www.parliament.uk/about/mps-and-lords/principal/whips/
Information on the whip from the UK Parliament site.

World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org/
World Bank site, including information on organization history, structure, and functions.

World Social Forum
http://www.forumsocialmundial.org.br/index.php?cd_language=2&id_menu=
World Social Forum website, including Charter of Principles.

World Trade Organization (WTO)
http://www.wto.org/
World Trade Organization site, including information on organization history, structure, and functions.

Please find below the web links from the previous edition of this Dictionary. Please note that archived links are no longer updated.

Archived Web Links: 3rd Edition