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Political Studies


Consult biographical dictionaries to get brief information about people, dates and events.
Canadian Parliamentary Guide
CA1 X9 C16; Located in Stauffer Library's [Government] Documents: 1873-1879,1881,1883,1885,1887,1889,1891,1897-1899,
1901,1903,1905,1908-1909,1912,1914-2002,(2003,2004 not published),2005,(2006,2007 not published),2008- .
Presents short biographies of all sitting Members of the House of Commons, the Senate and the Provincial and Territorial Legislatures. It also contains information about members of the Governor General's Household, judiciary, diplomatic corps, commissions, boards, and public service officials from 1867 onward.
Dictionary of Political Biography
(Oxford Reference Online)
Describes and assesses the lives of the major figures in world politics of the twentieth century.
(Oxford Reference)
(Oxford Reference)
Fifty Major Political Thinkers (2003)
2007 edition is in print only at: JA66.A314 2007
Introduces in essay format the lives and idea of some of the most influential figures in Western political thought, from ancient Greece to the present day.
Key Islamic Political Thinkers, 2018. By John L. Esposito, ed.
Islam has become a potent political force around the world since it reemerged in the late 1960's and 1970's as a religio-political alternative to failed nationalist ideologies. In countries throughout the world, individuals and movements have attempted to reconstruct the political, economic, and social dimensions of their societies along Islamic lines, taking different approaches to the shari`a and to the questions of whether and how to establish an Islamic state. Key Islamic Political Thinkers offers an examination of some of the leading intellectuals behind the resurgence of political Islam. The essays in this volume cover a selection of thinkers that is representative of the main strands of contemporary Muslim political thought. It starts with the forefathers of contemporary political Islam, Hasan al-Banna and Abu al A`la al-Mawdudi, analyzes the revolutionary ideas of Sayyid Qutb, Ali Shari`ati, and Ayatollah Khomeini, and ends with the "intellectuals" of political Islam, Hassan al-Turabi, Rashid al-Ghannoushi, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Muhammad Khatami, and Abdolkarim Soroush, who exemplify the diversity and complexity of contemporary Muslim political discourse. This volume provides a valuable guide to the most important intellectual architects of the Islamic revival.
Routledge Dictionary of Politics, 3rd ed. (2004) / by David Robertson
Routledge Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Political Thinkers, 2nd ed. (1998)Provides 165 signed articles on political thinkers which are defined broadly to include not only traditional political philosophers, but also some political activists, economists, psychologists, sociologists, and writers. Each article is followed by cross-references and selected bibliographies of primary and secondary works