Politics & International Relations

For quick access to high quality information for your assignments, try the links on these pages.

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New in June 2024!  UK political party manifestos for the July 2024 election, plus links to analysis of the pledges on climate, education and health

Reliable national and international statistics, plus sources for public opinion

High quality data gathered together by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Access a range of statistics from the Census and Federal Government agencies

UK Defence statistics.

• Eurostat 

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union and its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

This gives a wide range of statistics on population, education, (un)employment, agriculture, industry, motor vehicles, railways, TV and radio etc.

Data can be viewed as PDF (downloadable) or Excel format which can then be exported. Make sure to use the "Search within book" option, not Spinger's general search box at the top of the screen.

Missing Numbers is about the data that the UK government doesn't collect. It is a project of the Centre for Public Data.

Our World in Data is a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Oxford and the non-profit organization Global Change Data Lab (GCDL)

Authoritative data going back to 1878 from the United States Census Bureau. For earlier years data is available via PDF or Zip files but more recent years have Excel spreadsheets available to download.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Official statistics from the UK Government.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Use this site to help gather a large range of statistics, including detailed data on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

A key source for comparing statistics useful for modules on development issues. Scroll down looking on the right to find the wide list of topics covered.


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