ParlRulesData.org is a machine‐readable dataset of House of Commons Standing Orders between 1811 and 2015. The data currently covers the UK House of Commons (1811-2015) and the Irish Dáil (1926-2016). They chart procedural changes and are described in this article which gives insight into their creation and how they can be used by researchers.
For those seeking full-text US government documents Govinfo has now added more than 1500 Congressional Hearings since 2008. There are also selected committees from 1957 onwards. They include oversight of legislation and investigations. This tutorial explains the role of the legislative process.
The official website in China has an English language section which discusses the anniversary Official news coverage News coverage BBC Guardian newspaper CNN graphics Wall Street Journal Analysis World Bank data and reports on Chinese economic growth Brookings Institution RUSI China Council on Foreign Relations Carnegie Endowment Chatham House Human rights analysis Amnesty International Human Rights […]
Recently added to the Library of Congress website: the papers of President James Garfield. The Garfield collection includes approximately 80,000 items, mostly dating from 1850 to 1881. Garfield’s papers include correspondence, diaries, speeches, records of his Civil War military service details of a disputed election in 1876. The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of […]
Now freely available via the UK parliament website: Erskine May’s treatise on the law, privileges, proceedings and usage of Parliament (25th edition, 2019). This blog post from the Hansard Society describes why it was important to make it open access to make parliamentary procedures more transparent to the public.
Which parties are left-wing, right-wing or Eurosceptic populist? Find out using The Populist, a Project supported by the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, The Guardian and the ECPR Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy. The list enables students to quickly identify which parties in Europe can be identified as Eurosceptic, left or right wing .It […]
A pan-European project, with independent funders such as VoxPop, which aims to engage citizens in online discussions about politics by using an algorithm to match them with someone from a different country with different viewpoints. The aim is to foster broader discussion to encourage reflection.
A new online exhibition available via Google Arts And Culture which has been curated in association with the LSE Library. It has visual images of the first women MPs with brief biographies of their achievements and challenges. It was created in connection with the Library’s current exhibition on the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which opened […]
The recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have left the world in shock. How common is terrorism in Sri Lanka? Global Terrorism Database Maintained by The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) enables you to trace and compare past incidents by country, type of attack and perpetuator. It covers 1970-2017 SATP […]
According to the Times of India women are likely to be the silent ‘majority’ as female turnout is predicted to be higher than men’s. Carnegie Endowment also has an interesting blog post discussing this, as does Asia Dialogue. However according to the IPU there are far fewer women candidates (only 8.1% in 2014). See the situation and compare […]