Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
1975 - present
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (WPSA) 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. The database originates from the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI / Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 1984-2000. Since 2000, development of the serials list has focused on expanding international coverage. Approximately 2,500 serial titles are now being monitored for coverage; of these, around 60% are published outside the United States. As well as journals, WPSA also indexes books, book chapters, reviews of books and other media, and dissertations. Cited references have been included for many articles from the core journal literature added to the database since 2001. Records are indexed using a thesaurus of over 3,000 terms. Subject Coverage Major areas of coverage include: Comparative politics Developing nations Disarmament Economic policy Electoral systems Environmental policy Government/Political systems History and theory of political science International relations/trade Labor relations Military policy Methodology and research technology Political behavior Political economy Political psychology Politics and law Politics and communication Politics and religion Politics and society Public administration Security and defense Welfare systems
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