Political Science

9/11 Encyclopedia

Details the events leading up to the attacks, going back a decade prior to 9/11, and covers the main people involved.

Crime and the Justice System in America: An Encyclopedia

An inter-disciplinary survey of crime and violence in America with historical perspective, but primarily focuses on the 20th century to the present.

Encyclopedia of American Parties, Campaigns, and Elections

Focuses on the role of the media, the significance of presidential debates, the influence of campaign consultants, and changes in organizational structure of parties and contemporary electoral systems.

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security

Guide to the history, uses, related scientific principles, and technology of espionage and intelligence. Topics range from the historical use of espionage to the emerging use of technology in modern espionage and counterintelligence.

Encyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation

Details the invention and evolution of important advances in military technology from prehistory to the present.

Encyclopedia of Privacy

Overviews various aspects of privacy throughout U.S. history, including significant legal cases, events, laws, organizations, individuals, technology, and terms.

Encyclopedia of War and Ethics

Looks at the ethics of war making from a variety of perspectives and considers the views of historic and contemporary thinkers on ethical matters.

Encyclopedia of White-Collar Crime

Covers the history and current state of major corporate and other forms of white-collar crime.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Considers legal texts focused on the theory and history behind the law and provides practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens.

International Security and the United States: An Encyclopedia Volumes 1 and 2

Evaluates different countries’ relationships with the United States and measures the potential security threats each poses. The contributors consider factors such as the political systems of each state; their human rights records; the ability to maintain security within their own borders; and other factors in order to make their assessments.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: A Reference Guide

This resource provides discussions of 74 landmark Supreme Court cases which have had a profound impact on society and the future.

Major Acts of Congress

Examines landmark pieces of legislation, explaining the historical factors that led to the proposal of each act, looking at the adoption process, and assessing each act's impact on American life.

Welfare Debate

A political scientist and public-opinion analyst studies the shifting perceptions and moral constants that have governed the welfare debate in America since the earliest days of European settlement.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law
Provides current information on important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Topics include the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.