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Asian Governments on the Web - Extensive compilation of links to Asian governments and countries. Informaiton includes national institutions, representatives in foreign countries, political parties, and more.
Cabinet Office (UK) - A department of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for supporting the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
Canada Department of Justice - Headed by the Deputy Minister, who provides advice and support to the Minister and acts as the main interface between the political and administrative functions of government. A medium-sized department with around 5,000 employees. Roughly one half of departmental staff are lawyers. The other half is made up of a broad range of professionals, including paralegals, social scientists, program managers, communications specialists, administrative services personnel, computer service professionals, and financial officers.
C-D.ORG - Diplomatic community website providing comprehensive information on foreign diplomatic missions including, embassies, high commissions, consulate generals, consulates and additional government and foreign ministry information.
Culture Media and Sports Committee (UK) - Monitors the policy, administration and expenditure of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its associated bodies, including the BBC, on behalf of the House of Commons and the electorate. Also, browse documents of the Culture Media and Sports Committee arranged with the most recently published document at the top of each section.
Dods - One of the oldest political publishing house in the world. Dods Parliamentary Companion is the leading political reference book for everyone with an interest in politics and public affairs. Respected through the years for its accurate and informative entries, Dods Parliamentary Companion remains the most trusted resource in the industry. Vacher's Quarterly provides the latest, most comprehensive and accurate contact details available on all individuals and institutions within the political arena in both the UK and Europe.
Embassy World - Comprehensive list of embassies and consulates worldwide, with contact information.
Embassy Worldwide - Directory and search engine of the world's embassies and consulates.
ePolitiX - UK parliamentary information and intelligence.
EurActiv - European Union news, policy positions and 'EU Actors' online.
European Union Online (EUROPA) - As the European Union's executive body, the Commission manages policies and negotiates international trade and cooperation agreements.
European Parliament - The European Parliament represents, in the words of the 1957 Treaty of Rome, 'the peoples of the States brought together in the European Community'. Some 375 million European citizens in 15 countries are now involved in the process of European integration through their 626 representatives in the European Parliament. The European Parliament, which derives its legitimacy from direct universal suffrage and is elected every five years, has steadily acquired greater influence and power through a series of treaties. These treaties, particularly the 1992 Maastricht Treaty and the 1997 Amsterdam Treaty, have transformed the European Parliament from a purely consultative assembly into a legislative parliament, exercising powers similar to those of the national parliaments. Also see MEPs Search page.
Folketing, The - Denmark is a representative democracy. Political decisions are made by representatives elected by the citizens. This applies to local authorities and counties as well as at national level when citizens, at general elections, compose the Folketing which consists of 179 Members.
French National Assembly - The National Assembly is one of the two assemblies which, with the Senate, constitute the French Parliament.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) - Full text of Acts of Parliament from 1988, Statutory Instruments from 1987, Northern Ireland Statutory Rules from 1998 and a number of other legislative documents. There is also information about Crown and Parliamentary copyright including Publishing Guidance Notes.
HM Revenue and Customs - UK customs and tariffs, excise, freight, air passenger duty, insurance premium tax, landfill tax, Intrastat, direct and indirect taxes.
HM Treasury - HM Treasury formulates UK financial and economic policy.
Hong Kong Legislative Council - The Legislative Council of the HKSAR has 60 Members for the second term, with 24 Members returned by geographical constituencies through direct elections, 30 Members by functional constituencies, and 6 Members by an Election Committee comprising 800 elected representatives of the community.
Ministry of the Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation - The MOI of Russia heads the system of the bodies of internal affairs (police forces) and internal troops (gendarmerie) and has jurisdiction over public administration in the sphere of protection of the rights and liberties of man and citizen, law enforcement and public security provision.
National Archives UK DocumentsOnline - The National Archives (UK) is responsible for looking after the records of central government and the courts of law, and making sure everyone can look at them. The collection is one of the largest in the world and spans an unbroken period from the 11th century to the present day. DocumentsOnline allows you online access to The National Archives' collection of digitised public records.
Northern Ireland Assembly - The Northern Ireland Assembly was established as part of the Belfast Agreement reached at the multi-party negotiations on Friday 10 April, now commonly referred to as the Good Friday Agreement. The Assembly is the prime source of authority for all devolved responsibilities and has full legislative and executive authority.
Northern Ireland Office - The role of the Northern Ireland Office is to support the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in securing a lasting peace, based on the Good Friday Agreement. The Secretary of State, assisted by his team of Northern Ireland Office Ministers has assumed responsibility for the direction and control of the Northern Ireland Departments.
Parliament.uk - Official UK website. Parliament examines what the Government is doing, makes new laws, holds the power to set taxes and debates the issues of the day. The House of Commons and House of Lords each play an important role in Parliament's work. Also see:
Parliament of Canada - Official site. Examine the processes, players and conventions involved in making Canada's parliamentary system work. Also see:
Legislative Info (LEGISinfo) - An essential research tool for finding information on legislation before Parliament. This tool provides electronic access to a wide range of information about individual bills.
Parliamentary Business - Includes Parliamentary proceedings for both the Senate and the House of Commons via ParlVU, the Web broadcasting service.
Public Record Office (UK) - Access original historical documents, some of them over 1000 years old, and the catalogues that describe them. The national archive of England, Wales and the United Kingdom. It brings together and preserves the records of central government and the courts of law, and makes them available to all who wish to consult them. The records span an unbroken period from the 11th century to the present day. Also see DocumentsOnline.
Republic of Srpska - Official site. Note: The frontiers of the Republic of Srpska have been defined by the internationally recognized border with Yugoslavia and the Republic of Croatia and the inter-entity boundary with the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Both these lines were established with no regard to basic principles of delineation between peoples (ethnic, historical, natural-geographic, functional-economic, military-strategic).
Rulers - This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases. Also included are the subdivisions of various countries (the links are at the bottom of the respective country entries), as well as a selection of international organizations. Recent foreign ministers of all countries are listed separately.
Scottish Government - Official site for the devolved government for Scotland. The Executive is led by a First Minister who is nominated by the Parliament and in turn appoints the other Scottish Ministers who make up the Cabinet.
Uganda Inspector General of Government (IGG) - Given the responsibility of protecting and promoting human rights, eliminationg corruption and abuse of public office and ensuring adherence to the rule of law and justice in administration.
Electoral Commission - Independent body set up by the UK Parliament. Registers political parties; makes sure people understand and follow the rules on party and election finance; set the standards for running elections and report on how well this is done.
Official Publications (UKOP) - Home of official publications, UKOP is the authoritative UK catalogue of the output of government spanning 20 years of government. information. The service is updated daily, allowing you to access the most recent publications from any given government body, including the devolved administrations.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 125,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.
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