Exogenous Variables: New Leadership

Resources on Political Leadership

Here are some links relative to exogenous variables and the investment theory of Capital Flow Analysis, providing an overview of elections, coups, takeovers, and other forms of transfer of power, with biographical information on leaders and rulers.


Election News
News on Political Parties
World Political Network

Comprehensive scanning of political news in newspapers worldwide. (World News Network)

Political Resources on the Net (Worldwide Links) starstar

Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from around the world

Politics: Social Science Information Gateway

Links to Internet resources on politics, edited by the British Library of Political and Economic Science

Rulers.org starstar

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. Edited by B. Schemmel.

Election World starstar

Focuses worldwide elections on a country basis. Edited by Wilfried Derksen, international secretary of the Dutch social-liberal party Democraten 66.

Adam Carr's Election Archive starstar

The "largest, most comprehensive and most up-to-date archive of electoral information in the world", with election statistics from 172 countries. Created and maintained by Dr. Adam Carr of Melbourne Australia

CIA: Government Leaders Worldwide star

The Central Intelligence Agency publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments weekly.

NGO Watch star

News about Non-Governmental Organizations, sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Federalist Society. NGOs use their financial resources to pressure political leaders.

Washington Post Links to U.S. Political Polls

Extensive links to sites reporting political polls in the United States.

WorldStatesmen.org star star

An encyclopedia of the heads of state and heads of government (and, in  certain cases, de facto leaders occupying neither of those formal positions) of all countries and territories of the world. Edited by Ben Cahoon. Very extensive, with historical backgrounds.

Political Parties and Leaders Worldwide

Tables of political parties and leaders, organized by All Refer.com.

International Corruption Index

Published by the Internet Center for Corruption Research, compiled by the University of Passau, on behalf of Transparency International.

Worldwide Press Freedom Index

This index measures the amount of freedom journalists and the media have in each country and the efforts made by governments to see that press freedom is respected. Sponsored by Reporters Without Borders.

Index of Economic Freedom star

A systematic, empirical measurement of economic freedom in countries throughout the world, updated yearly by the Heritage Foundation.

Biography on A&E

Short biographies on 25,000 of the "greatest lives, past and present", from Ted Kennedy and Hillary Rodham Clinton to Saddam Hussein.

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