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Richard Kimber of Keele University has produced a magnificent website for all teachers and students of Politics. He has successfully achieved his ambition of offering a gateway to the most significant resources relevant to political science on the Internet. Kimber has organized his material in several different ways. Area Studies gives access to information on individual countries. You can also find information by looking at the topics section such as constitutions, elections or political parties.

http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/

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This is an excellent resource but noticeably missing is any reference to women and politics - to redress the imbalance you may want to refer to the following websites:

The Women's Library

http://www.thewomenslibrary.ac.uk/

The Centre for the Advancement of Women in Politics

http://www.qub.ac.uk/cawp/

The Fawcett Society

http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/

75 years of Women's votes

http://www.votesforwomen.org.uk/

Pippa Norris, a leading feminist academic at Harvard has a variety of resources on her website:

http://ksghome.harvard.edu/~.pnorris.shorenstein.ksg/

Feminist.com

http://www.feminist.com/

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I find this website useful when teaching the left/ right paradigm and/or introducing ideologies. The students love doing the questionnaire and placing themselves on the grid next to people like Gandhi, Hitler, Stalin and Thatcher etc. The categories are based on Eyseneck's authoritarian/libertarian and economic left/ right model.

www.politicalcompass.org

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A useful online revision guide for most elements of the AS Government and Politics course. Pretty unexciting but it does the job.www.tutor2u.net

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I find this website useful when teaching the left/ right paradigm and/or introducing ideologies. The students love doing the questionnaire and placing themselves on the grid next to people like Gandhi, Hitler, Stalin and Thatcher etc. The categories are based on Eyseneck's authoritarian/liberatarian and economic left/ right model.

www.politicalcompass.org

Russel Tarr's What are your political beliefs exercise is another good starting point for understanding the political spectrum

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I find this website useful when teaching the left/ right paradigm and/or introducing ideologies. The students love doing the questionnaire and placing themselves on the grid next to people like Gandhi, Hitler, Stalin and Thatcher etc. The categories are based on Eyseneck's authoritarian/liberatarian and economic left/ right model.

www.politicalcompass.org

Russel Tarr's What are your political beliefs exercise is another good starting point for understanding the political spectrum

It does look good. I have my doubts about Tony Blair popping up for the 'left wing view', though!

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It does look good. I have my doubts about Tony Blair popping up for the 'left wing view', though!

It is a little dated in that respect.

A few years ago many of us thought Rev. Blair might have been left wing ;) How wrong we turned out to be ;);)

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Thank you very much for the many websites about resources; unfortunately I cannot add any new ones.

I can only add a problem: I teach at a German school but I teach Politics in English (at least in two of our four classes); in History (where we/I do the same) I have no problem using the English textbooks, but it is very difficult to find English/British politics textbooks which I can use in my lessons. In the classical political fields like particpation, elections, government etc. the textbooks concentrate on the British system - sometimes they add some information about the USA.

It might be interesting to talk about nationalism and textbooks in this context. I am afraid German Politics boosk are as national as their British/American counterparts.

The websites of the German government, the German parties and many German embassies offer information in English - so I can work with those, but very often the English used is very difficult and those pages are not concerned with didactic questions.

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www.nationstates.net is an online game which enables you to create your own state based on your political beliefs. Controversial issues are raised daily and feed into your country summary visible to other members. Good fun, not too serious & my A-level students are addicted to it! Check out the Republic for Reason and Equality for my entry. Edited by HolgKroll

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Nation States is a simulation game for political students. You create your own country, fashioned after your own ideals, and care for its people. When you begin you will be asked to choose a name for your nation, a motto, a national animal, and a currency. Then you answer a short questionnaire about your politics. This will determine what sort of nation you end up with: authoritarian or permissive, left-wing or right-wing, compassionate or psychotic. Once a day, you'll be faced with an issue, and need to make a decision as to what to do about it. This determines how your nation evolves.

http://www.nationstates.net/cgi-bin/index.cgi

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A useful online revision guide for most elements of the AS Government and Politics course. Pretty unexciting but it does the job.www.tutor2u.net

Thanks for the link Holg.

We've just employed someone to really update and upgrade the AS/A2 Politics materials over July and August - so they should be up to scratch for the start of the new term

Jim

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Hello,

The four links links pages at our health & social care website includes a political care domain:

* Interpersonal;

* Sociological;

* Empirical;

* Political (Autonomy)

Please see -

Political:

http://www.p-jones.demon.co.uk/linksIV.htm

The other pages also involve 'politics' - mental health, accessibility.

I hope this is relevant to you.

Yours sincerely.

Peter

Clinical Specialist: NHS Care Records Service / Informatics

Lancashire Care NHS Trust

h2cm webmaster/Contributor

Beechurst Unit

Chorley

Lancashire

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