What is Comparative Politics
Political_Spectrums
FAREED ZAKARIA
The CIA online World Factbook provides a useful overview about countries we study.
The Economist is an excellent resource for  global politics and events.  Check out their online country briefings!
Perspectives from one of the most elite policy institutes.  Check out the country briefings...
FRANCIS FUKUYAMA

These gentlemen would like to remind you:
Mr. Pennino wants you to visit our websites and read our articles!
And don't forget
The End of History
and
The Future of Freedom
It is evident to all alike that a great democratic revolution is going on among us, but all do not look at it in the same light.  To some it appears to be novel but accidental, and as such, they hope it may still be checked; to others it seems irresistable, because it is the most uniform, the most ancient, and the most permanent tendency that is to be found in history. 
Alexis De Tocqueville, 1831
UNIT 1: INTRO TO POLITICAL THOUGHT
UNIT 2: GOV. SYSTEMS, THEMES,
AND CONCEPTS
Outstanding online news source that provides a wealth of information and the latest developments about the countries and issues we study.  Check out the country briefings...
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND; EUROPEAN UNION
Civil_Society.doc
EXCERPT: English Bill Of Rights 1689
AP EXAM TIPS
The_British_General_Election_of_2005.doc
Challenges_of_European_Union_Enlargement.doc
APcompgovpolBriefingDEMOCRATIZATION.pdf
APcompgovpolBriefingGLOBALIZATION.pdf
LINKS:
Cabinet Office
UK Gov Official Webiste
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
MORI
Scotsman News
UK New Labour Party
UK Conservative Party
UK Liberal Democrat Party

EU Homepage
NATO homepage
Der Spiegel
Le Monde
LINKS:

Nigeria World

All Africa

The Guardian Nigeria

GAMJI

UPENN African Studies Center


FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
US Library of Congress:
Federal Research Division

IMF Homepage
the publication of the CFR
BBC interview with President Obasanjo, 2002
AP Country Briefing: Nigeria
AP Country Briefing: Mexico
Riots kill 146 in Nigeria, Feb 2006
LINKS:

Office of the President

Mex Online

BBC Mexico

NY Times re Mexico

PanAmPost
Freedom House and Human Rights Watch are NGOs dedicated to promoting human rights around the globe. These groups provides up to date, detailed information on the actions and policies of governments as they relate to basic human rights and freedom.
UNIT 5: RUSSIAN FEDERATION and
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA;
post-communist and communist powers
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
Structure of Mexican Government
AP Country Briefing: Iran
RUSSIAN ASYMETRICAL FEDERALISM
RUSSIAN POLITICAL PARTIES
LINKS:
Russian Gov Official Site

MosNews.com

Pravda

U Pitt Center for
Russian Studies

Friends And Partners

Norwegian Inst International Affairs

Radio Free Europe/
Radio Liberty
SOVIET GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE
AP Essay: Elite Transformation and Institutional Change in Chinese Politics
LINKS:
Embassy of the PRC in US

PRC China Info Center

People's Daily:
Gov sponsored press

Finding News About China

Wash Post.com: China

Wellesley College,
China Links

Human Rights In China

Structure of Chinese Government Under CCP
The American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and Cargegie Endowment for International Peace are think tanks / policy institutes that provides information, analysis, and policy recommendations for the US government.  You will find useful articles on countries and issues we study.
The International Atomic Engergy Agency is a multigovernmental organization in the UN Family that serves as a focul point for atomic energy cooperation, and monitors efforst to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.
LINKS:
Iran Online

President of the Islamic Republic Official Site

Islamic Republic
News Agency

Pars Times

BBC on Iranian Revolution

Guide to Iranian Media

Mission to Establish Human Rights in Iran

ESSAY: Lewis: Freedom and Justice in the Modern Middle East
STRUCTURE OF IRAN GOVERNMENT
NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE
BRITISH GOV structure
STRUCTURE OF EU GOV
UNIT 3: GLOBAL TRENDS
AP Unit 1 Review
LINK: Erique Krauze, "Furthering Democracy in Mexico" Foreign Affairs, Jan./Feb 2006
BBC Coverage of April 2007 Nigerian National elections
AP Unit 1 Assig Sheet SODARO Ch 12 online
AP Sodaro Ch7 Assig Sheet online
Fukuyama Assig Sheet ONLINE
BONUS READING: Kagan: End of Dreams, Return of History 7 2007
RUSSIA-CHINA REVIEW MATERIALS FOR EXAM:
AP CHINA AND RUSSIA REVIEW
RUSSIAN GOV BLANK
CHINA GOV BLANK
AP Exam Tips and "Flag Facts" Review
AP COMP COURSE OUTLINE
Excellent info and perspectives every day.
NEWS READINGS and ASSIGNMENTS
UNIT 4 REVIEW ASSIGNMENT:
20 point quiz: complete review questions and fill in blank government models with ALL basic info. 
BRITISH GOV blank
IRAN_GOV_blank
WATCH "SHOWDOWN WITH IRAN" TO COMPLETE EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT SUMMARY / REACTION
You will click me now.
WATCH "TANKMAN" TO COMPLETE EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT DISCUSSED IN CLASS
LA TIMES INTERACTIVE: Mexico Under Siege
AP Sodaro Ch2 Assig Sheet online
Electoral_Systems and_Political_Parties
CROSS_CUTTING_AND_COINCIDING_POLITICAL_CLEAVAGES
Essay_on_democracy_by_schleshinger
The Communist Manifesto 1848
Democracy In Retreat 2008
Democracy Threatened 2009
Forget Guy Fawkes- Remember 1989
Democracy and Islam 2006
"1984" 60 Years Later
Capitalism is Worst System Except for All the Rest 2008
Doctrines of Fascism
UNIT 3 PRESS READINGS and ASSIGNMENTS
BBC NEWS COUNTRY BRIEFINGS
UNIT 1 ASSIGNED READINGS:

Aspects of Europe's Mind
There's A Word For That
Is The Economist Left or Right Wing?

The Everyday Psychology of Nationalism
Harmony And The Dream

Britain's Welfare State is Broken- So What's Next?
Taxes On Some Wealthy French Top 100 pct Of Income
Unit_3_Review_Online
UK QUESTION TIME YOUTUBE VIDS
Iran vids
HW: IRAN READINGS DUE 1/30/17
IN FOCUS:
Mexico's Drug War: 50,000 Dead in 6 Years
PUTINISMS!
CPI: corruption perception index rankings
HDI:
human development index
Also check WIKI rankings
AP_Unit_2_Review
Britain_HW_Assignment Sheet_2016-17
BREXIT vids CNN

Cameron's Last QT
2015 Best of QT
Cameron V Miliband 121212
May 1st QT

HW READINGS DUE 1/19/17
How Did the Brexit Vote Happen?
Overwhelmed by Brexit?
Brexit Bad
Brexit Good


BONUS READINGS:
Thatcher Obituary
Tony Blair's Farewell
UK Skeptics' Fears
Cameron's Triumph
Cameron Quits

AP_CENTRAL_Federalism_and_Devolution
EU HW Assignment Sheet 16-17
IRAN SUPPLEMENTAL:

Iran_HW_Assig_Sheet_2017
EXTRA CREDIT: Review the Free Response Questions at the end of each chapter of Ethel Wood's AP Comparative Coursebook.  Choose the most challenging question(s) and answer to the best of your ability (pretend you are taking the AP exam!).  You should review the chapter and write an outline prior to writing your response.
TEST MOVED TO 2/17/17.
Review Wood Text: UK, EU, Iran and all notes.
UK_EU_Iran_Review
HW DUE 2/28/17: RUSSIA READINGS
AP Essay: Illiberal Democracy and Vladimir Putin
Russian Elections and Managed Democracy
PATH TO TYRANNY Der Spiegel 8 2012
EXTRA CREDIT READINGS:
Russia_HW_Assig_Sheet_2017
PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
EXTRA CREDIT:
China_HW_Assig_Sheet_2017
HW DUE 3/24/17: CHINA READINGS
MEXICO_HW_Assig_Sheet_2017
UNIT 6: FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA and UNITED MEXICAN STATES
UNITED MEXICAN STATES



AP Comparative 2017 Final Exam Due May 8
HW DUE 4/18/17: MEXICO READINGS
NIGERIA_HW_Assig_Sheet_2017
SUPPLEMENTAL:
HW DUE 4/28/17: NIGERIA READINGS
Mex_Nig_Review Assignment Due May 4
MEXICO / NIGERIA TEST DATE MOVED TO MAY 4
Mex_Nig_Review Assignment Due May 4
MEXICO / NIGERIA TEST DATE MOVED TO MAY 4