In our print Reference Collection:

Political Handbook of Africa
JQ1875.P65 2007

Political Handbook of the World
JF37.P6

 

Websites:

Africa Power & Politics
A collaboration between research centers in the U.S., Africa and Europe funded by the UK Department for International Development.  The project publishes discussion and working papers that are available for download.

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
This open source peer-reviewed journal is published monthly.

Governance Matters 2009: World Governance Indicators, 1996-2008
A World Bank project.  The website provides a searchable database of indicators plus country data reports.

The Ibrahim Index
The Index measures governance quality in African nations.  The Mo Ibrahim Foundation partners with London's School of Oriental and African Studies to discuss governance challenges.

IDASA: an African Democracy Institute
An advocacy organization based in South Africa that publishes research and conference papers.

International Parliamentary Union
The IPU provides information on parliamentary government.  The PARLINE database gives an overview of parliaments in over 180 countries.  The Women in Parliaments Database is a searchable database of publications.  The IPU also publishes reports and surveys.

Transparency International
Transparency International's Global Corruption Index is an annual measurement of political corruption.