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Politologie Eng 2010

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political Science

The Analytical program of the course POLITICAL SCIENCE


Registration form APROUVED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice-rector for science ULIM, conf. dr. Gh. Postica “___” ____________2010

Annalitical Programme for the universitary course “Political science” is destined for the first year students who study at the following departments: Economics, Psychology and Social Assistance, Journalism, Engineering, Foreign Languages, and Medical Studies. The overall duration of this course is of 30 hours: 20 hours of theoretical studies and 10 hours of practical studies. This course will end with an exam in written form.

This program has been elaborated by Mihai Cernencu and approved at the general assembly of the Cathedra. “ “______________________________2010 Reviewer – V. Juc, doctor in philosophy, conf. univ..

Author master of law, lectureur Andrei Curararu Cathedra chief Conf. dr. Mihai Cernencu

The program has been approved by the methodic committee ULIM. 2010

Curricular Standard of the Course “Political science” Curricular Standard of the Course “Political science” Total number of hours 120: second year, second semester 45 hours Total number of audience hours: 30; 20 theoretical and 10 practical Independent work – 15 hours Credits ECTS: 2 Evaluation: 2 year 2 semester: a written exam Targeted audience: 2-nd year students, socio-humanitarian profile Gnoseological and praxeological preliminary competences: Before approaching this course the students have been made familiar with socio-humanitarian modulus at school which gave them a general grasp of the political problems. Interdisciplinarity: The course “Political science” has direct links with other socio-humanitarian course, which will be studied by students: Philosophy, History, Sociology and Psychology, The theory of the state and law< European Community Bodies. The Course’s Place in the General Curriculum: this course is attributable to the general framework elaborated by the Ministry of Education in the field of socio-humanitarian modulus. “Political science” as a course differs from other humanitarian disciplines by introducing a more practical approach to the social issues. Interdisciplinarity: The course of “Political science”, is directly linked to socio-humanitarian courses such as: Philosophy, History, Psychology, Sociology, etc. The position of the course in the study program – course is a part of the socio-humanitarian module contained in the study frame of the Ministry of Education.” Political science” is a course from the socio-humanitarian module which comes in harmoniously in the system of theoretical and practical disciplines taken to assure the multilateral background of the future specialists in different domains. Unlike other courses of the socio-humanitarian module “Political science” is as well a practical course as a theoretical one. GENERAL OBJECTIVES: 1) the deepening of the theoretical knowledge of the students in the area of politics as a sphere of society in general and in particular different issues of politics such as: political power, political systems, the state, political parties etc. One of the main objectives is to approach all political issues through the view of political realities of Moldova. The themes that will be discussed during this subject will be an opportunity to understand more profoundly the political reality of Moldova and of other countries as well. 2) the enlargement of the knowledge about current issues of moldovan and international politics, the formation of the political values through the main principles and postulates which will influence the future activity of the students as economists, lawyers, engineers, philologists, journalists, etc. These major tasks realized through other reference objectives: a) perfectioning of the analysis and synthesis competences of the theoretical sources in the domain; b) the promotion of the presentation and polemization abilities on the main issues of politics, its institutes, its objectives and evolutions c) the formation of the competences of interdisciplinary application of the theoretical knowledge coming from other socio-humanitarian disciplines; d) the aptitudes’ development in the administration of the professional activity on the market as an economist, engineer, lawyer, philologist, journalist (elements of profession marketing). The course has a preponderant theoretical value, but also practical one. FORMATIV/ DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES: At the end of the discipline “Political science” the students must achieve the following: GNOSEOLOGICAL COMPETENCES: to reproduce the fundamental concepts of the course “Political science” to operate the epistemological apparatus of the domain. to define the principles of the political processes, elements of political system to comprehend the political mechanism and the political system

to identify the diversity and the complexity of the economic and political integration processes, to identify and to administrate the information on the course theme from diverse themes. PRAXEOLOGICAL COMPETENCE to apply and to use the fundamental postulates of the course in the complex exercise of translation to compare the diverse types of political systems, states. to comprehend interdisciplinary connection between the course “Political science” and other disciplines, using in practice theoretic essences of the discipline. RESEARCH (CREATION) COMPETENCES to study diverse problems linked to the theme of the course from supplementary and alternative sources. to develop the capacities of analyzing the political processes to survey the political phenomena from moldovan society The Content of the course: No 1 Lections The form of No of presentation hours The object and the political science. Classic 2 The genesis of political science. The place of political science within presentation the system of social sciences. The content and borders of political science. The methods of investigation of political science. The category apparatus of political science. The particularities of the laws and functions of the political science. Scientific value of the political science. Politicsas a social phenomenon. Classic 1 Politics as an independent sphere of social life. The role of politics presentation in society’s development and functionality. The correlation between politics and economy, law, morality, ideology. The specifics, substance and structure of politics. The functions of politics. The political institutions. Politics as a process and activity. The political time and space. Political power. The concept, origins and structure of political power. The necessity and social character of political power. Political power - the fundamental concept of political science. The essence, classification, sources and functions of the political power. Authority and legitimacy of political power. The subject(actor) and object of political power. The separation of political powers. The political system The definition of the political system. The characteristics of political system. The elements (subsystems ) of the systems and their interaction. Classification of the political systems. Differences and similarities between political systems. Political regime and political system. The political system of Moldova. The principles of functioning of the political system of Republic of Moldova. Classic presentation 1




Classic presentation



The state - the main institution of the political system Classic The evolution of the concept about state. The origins of the state. presentation The basic elements of the state. The particularities of the state. The goals of the state. The state’s institutions and the ways of exercising the state’s power. The state’s structure. The evolution of the state’s functions. The role of the state in society: minimalist state, social state, maximalist state and totalitarian state. Political parties Classic Definition of the concept political party and its origins. The presentation differences between social-political organizations and movements. The structure, legal status and the functions of political party. The classification of the political parties. Party systems: one party system, two party system and multiparty system. The positive and negative aspects of different party systems. Right wing, left wing and the centre political parties. The boom of the political parties in transition societies. The political parties from R. Moldova. Political elite Classic The elite as political actor(subject). The necessity and essence of presentation political elite. Theory of elite - V. Pareto, G. Mosca, R. Mihels. The mechanism of formation of the elite. The functions of the elite. Bureaucracy apparatus. Political class as universal phenomenon. The political elite from Moldova. Political leadership Classic The origins of leadership. The social and political varieties of the presentation leadership. The theories about the genesis of political leadership. The legal status of leader. The personal qualities of the leader. The leader as the actor of the political relations. The functions of the leader. The authority of the leader. Cult of personality. The leader as the object of political relations. Typology of the leaders. Political leadership in Moldova. Social groups and politics Classic Social stratification. Political behaviour of the social groups. Political presentation institutions and social groups. Social communities as subjects(actors) and objects of politics. Intellectuals and politics. The non-governmental organizations and politics. Mass-media and politics Classic Mass-media: conceptual approach. The development of the means presentation of political communication. The role of mass-media within political system. The structure of mass-media. Methods of receiving the information. Mass-media and political power. The control of the activity of mass-media. Political influence of the mass-media. The role of massmedia in the investigation of public opinion during election campaigns. The functions of mass-media. Religion and politics Classic The concept of religion and its foundation. The structure of presentation religion: conscience, cult and religious organization. Religion as an object of politics. The relationship between political power and religion during communist period. Deification of politics. Religion and politics in democracy context. The politicization of religion. The principles of freethinking. The church and politics in Moldova.















Political conflicts Classic The concept about conflicts. The nature of conflicts. The source of presentation the conflicts. The conflicting sides. The role of conflicts in society. The stages of the conflict. Types of political conflicts. The functions of the political conflicts. The ways of solving the conflicts. Political conflicts in Moldova. Political culture Classic The essence and forms of political culture. The ways of formation presentation of political culture. The functions of political culture. Types of political culture. Political culture at different social levels: nation, social groups and personality. The particularities of the political culture in Moldova. Political doctrines of the modern society. Classic The conceptual approach of political doctrines and their presentation classification. The genesis of liberalism. The essence of the classic and new liberalism. The essence of conservatism. New currents in Conservatism. The source of social democracy. Democratic socialism in the conditions of today’s society. The political doctrine of communism. The political doctrine of fascism. Political and ideological currents in political life of Moldova. Electoral systems Classic The concept of electoral system. The classification of the electoral presentation systems. The single member plurality system. Majoritarian Electoral systems. The list system of proportional representation. Mixed electoral systems. The single transferable vote system of proportional representation. The electoral system in Moldova: its advantages and disadvantages. Total hours








30 Classical method Debate Classical method Classical method Clasical method Debate Classical method Classical method Debate 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

SEMINARS The object of political science Political power – foundamental concept of political science Contemporary political systems The state – the political science perspective The political regimes in contemporary world The democratic ideal Political parties Political culture in contemporary political science debate The mass-media and modern politics Total hours

Subjects for the esays : 1. The particularities of political phenomenon in Moldova. 3. The real political actors in Moldova.

4. The separation of political power in Moldova. 5. The particularities of moldovan political system. 6. The moldovan political regime. 7. The particularities of the state in Moldova. 8. The poitical parties in Moldova. 9. The moldovan political elite. 10. The political leadership in Moldova. 11. The role of mass-media in the political process of Moldova. 12. The relationship between religion and politics in moldovan society. 13. The political conflicts in R. of Moldova. 14. The moldovan political culture. Exigencies for the elaboration of the essays/communiqués: Well teated subject. Volume – 3-10 pages. Sources – de la 3 la 5 Presentation – verbal with the prepared support with the control of the professor. . EVALUATION STRATEGIES: The evaluation in the discipline Political science is taken currently as well as at the end of the semester. At the first year, the second semester is finalized with an exam. Workbook if tasks for the exam The exam is taken in written form, the average grade at the practical course is taken in consideration at the constitution of the final grade for the exam. The composition of the final grade: 60% from the average current grade and 40% from the exam grade The exam paper is made up of questions: 1. The theoretical question from the contents of the course. 2. The question that refers to the moldovan political processes. 3. The question which refers to practical work The Evaluation of the knowledge Exigencies: The students should: • • • • Know the theoretical fundaments of the course; Consult the recommended bibliography; Be active at the seminaries, debates and trainings; Show competences in the research of the problems of political processes from Moldova and abroad; the relationship between different elements of moldovan political system; the influence of different political events over the life of people. • Evaluation: current - seminars, essays, - written tests (3 by semester); - appreciation in the debates The model of calculation of the grade at the written exam: For a score of a total of 100 points:

I theoretical question- 30 points II practical question - 35 points III practical question with the appliance of the theoretical knowledge- 35 points From 97 to 100 points - the grade „ten" from 91 to 97 - the grade „nine" from 81 to 90 - the grade „eight" from 72 to 80 - the grade „seven" from 61 to 71 - the grade „six" from 51 to 60 - the grade „five " from 41 to 50 - the grade „four " from 31 to 40 - the grade „three " from 21 to 30 - the grade „two" from 11 to 20 - the grade „one" Explaining of the score on parameters: The first theoretical question- evaluation of the Gnoseological competences: 1. The logic, consequent, convincing material exhibition - 9 points 2. Arguments on the scientific consecrated opinions, with the mentioning of the notorious authorities in the domain and references to their works - 9 points 3. Using of the own arguments on the basis of the individual, realized outside of the program, stating original ideas and arguments - 9 points 4. The linguistic level of the speech ( the use of the scientific terminology of the course, style, orthography, language) - 3 points. For the second and the third (practical) questions - evaluation of the praxeological competences: 1) 2) 3) The correctitude of solving the case - 25 points Textual arguments of the solution - 7 points The originality of the method of calculation (solving) the problem - 8 points. Example of a model of calculation of the grade at the verbal exam: For a score of 100 %: 1. theoretical question - 30 % 2 practical question with the appliance of the theoretical knowledge - 35 % 3. practical question with the appliance of the theoretical knowledge - 35 % 100%-the grade “ten" 90% - the grade „nine" 80% - the grade „eight " 70% - the grade „seven " 60% - the grade „six " 50% - the grade „five " 40% - the grade „four " 30% - the grade „three" 20% - the grade „two" 10%-the grade „one” Explaining of the score on parameters: The first theoretical question- evaluation of the Gnoseological competences: 1. The logic, consequent, convincing material exhibition – 30 % 2. Arguments on the scientific consecrated opinions, with the mentioning of the notorious authorities in the domain and references to their works – 30 % 3. Using of the own arguments on the basis of the individual, realized outside of the program, stating original ideas and arguments – 30 %

4. The linguistic level of the speech ( the use of the scientific terminology of the course, style, orthography, language) - 3 points. For the second and the third (practical) questions - evaluation of the praxeological competences: 1. The correctitude in approaching the political problems - 65 % 2. Textual arguments of the solution – 15 % 3. The originality of the method in approaching the problem – 20 %. The theoretical questions/ The practical questions - evaluation of the Gnoseological competences: The grade 10 (ten)– the student should: a) have exceptional, stabile, multilateral theoretical knowledge, that are beyond the limits of the contents of the program of the discipline; b) have abilities of induction and deduction with making an own opinion concerning the problem; c) realizes the principle of Interdisciplinarity, using terms of adjacent domains, without making mistakes in it; d) has a firm and correct oral exhibition with the use of his own arguments based o his researches realized not in the program, with original conclusions. The grade 9 (nine) - the student should: a) have good, stabile, multilateral theoretical knowledge, that are in the limits of the contents of the program of the discipline; b) have abilities of induction and deduction with making an own opinion concerning the problem; c) operate terms of adjacent domains, without making mistakes in it; d) have a correct oral exhibition. The grade 8 (eight) – the student should: a) have good, theoretical and practical knowledge, that are conforming the contents of the program of the discipline; b) attests sufficient capacities of application of the theoretical knowledge; c) have abilities of de synthesis of the material; d) have a correct understanding of the base notions of the course, but with unessential lacunae. The grade 7 (seven) – the student should: a) have sufficient, theoretical knowledge, that are in the contents of the program of the discipline; b) have a correct understanding of the material and of the base notions of the course; c) makes certain mistakes and lacunae, of which one essential; The grade 6 (six) - the student should: a) have sufficient knowledge, from the program of the discipline; b) have a correct understanding, but weak of the material; e) makes certain mistakes and lacunae, of which 2-3 essential; f) have an oral exhibition with mistakes of language criteria, with blockages of exprimation of the theoretical notions. The grade 5 (five) - (for promotion of the course ) the student should: a) have knowledge, from multiple chapters of the discipline; b) have a weak understanding of the material; c) makes certain essential mistakes and lacunae; d) have a defectuous language debit with serious blockages of exprimation of the theoretical notions. THE EXAM SUBJECTS 1. The object and the political science. 2. Political science as a social phenomenon. 3. Political power. 4. The political system 5. The state - the main institution of the political system 6. Political parties

7. Political elite 8. . Political leadership 9. Social groups and politics 10. Mass-media and politics 11. Religion and politics 12. Political conflicts 13. Political culture 14. Political doctrines of the modern society. 15. Electoral systems Compulsory Sources: 1. Baudouin J. Întroducere în sociologia politică.Timişoara.1999. 2. Carpinschii A.Ştiinţa politicului.Iaşi 1998. 3. Eijk, Cees van der, Elections and Voters, Palgrave, 2009 4. Gerry Stoker, Why Politics Matters. Making Democracy Work, Palgrave, 2009 5. Heywood Andrew, Key Concepts in Politics, Palgrave, 2009 6. Heywood Andrew, Politics, Palgrave, 2009 7. Kenneth Janda, The challenge of democracy, Oxford 1981 8. Mitran I. Politologia în faţa secolului XXI. Bucureşti 1997 9. Oppenheim Felix Political concepts, Oxford 1981 10. Plano J., Riggs R., Robin A. Dicţionar de analiză politică. Bucureşti 1993 11. Rod Hague, Comparative Government and Politics, Palgrave, 2009 12. Tămaş S. Dicţionar politic Bucureşti 1996 13. Vâlsan C. Politologie. Bucureşti 1997 14. Wesson Robert Modern governments, Prentice- Hall 1981 15. Годжиев К. С. Политическая наука. Москва. 1995 16. Денкэн Жан-Мари. Политическая наука. Москва. 1993 17. Краткий словарь. Основы политологии. Москва. 1993. 18. Политология. Под редакцией Марченко М. А. Москва. 1997. 19. Политология. Энциклопедический словарь. Москва. 1993. 20. Политология. Под редакций Полужикой Г.В. Москва 1996 Optional sources: 1. Aristotel. Politica. Editura antet. Oradea;1996 2. Balandier G. Antropologie politică. Editura Amarcord. Bucureşti 1998 3. Bazac A. Critica politicii. Editura Tempus. Bucureşti, 1994. 4. Hagan T. Politică şi democraţia. Cluj-Napoca, 1995. 5. Piturea A. Politica şi societatea. Craiova, 1994. 6. Schmitt C. teologia politică. Editura Universal Dalsi. Bucureşti, 1996. 7. Weber m. Politica, o vocaţie şi o profesie. Editura Anima. Bucureşti, 19928. Белов Г.А. Политика как общественное явление. Кентавр, 1992, N-2. 9. Бурдье П. Социалогия политики. М., 1993 10. Макаренко В.П.. Элементы теории политики. Изд-во Рост.унив. Ростов-наДону, 1991.

http://www.apsanet.org/ American Political Science Association http://auspsa.anu.edu.au/ Australian Political Studies Association http://acps.sfsu.edu/ Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) http://www.sfu.ca/igs/BCPSA.html British Columbia Political Studies Association (BCPSA) http://www.cpsa-acsp.ca/template_e.cfm?folder=about&page_name=about-main_e.htm Canadian Political Science Association http://www.capstaipei.org/ Chinese Association of Political Science (Taipei) http://www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/ The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) http://www.ipsa.ca/ International Political Science Association http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/sites/index.cfm?S=M_NZPSA The New Zealand Political Studies Association http://www.psa.ac.uk/ The Political Studies Association (UK) http://www.apcp.pt/default-en.asp Portuguese Political Science Association

Department of Politics/Political Science : (a) US: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Political_Science/ Brown University, Political Science Department http://www.columbia.edu/cu/polisci/ Columbia University, Department of Political Science http://www.poli.duke.edu/ Duke University, Political Science http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/ Harvard University, The Kennedy School of Government http://titan.iwu.edu/~polysci/ Illinois Wesleyan University, Department of Political Science

http://www.ohiou.edu/pols/ Ohio University, Department of Political Science http://web.princeton.edu/sites/politics/ Princeton University, The Department of Politics http://www.wws.princeton.edu/ Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs http://www.rutgers.edu/Departments/political_science.shtml Rutgers University, Department of Political Science http://www.stanford.edu/group/polisci/ Standford University, Department of Political Science http://irweb.stanford.edu/ Standford University, International Relations http://www.umass.edu/polsci/ Thompson Hall, University of Massachusetts, Department of Political Science http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/polisci/ University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Political Science http://political-science.uchicago.edu/ University of Chicago, Department of Political Science http://www.uic.edu/depts/pols/ University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Political Science http://www.ssc.upenn.edu/polysci/ University of Pennsylvania, Department of Political Science http://www.usc.edu/dept/polsci/ University of Southern California, Department of Political Science http://www.polisci.washington.edu/home/home.html University of Washington, Political Science Department http://www.yale.edu/ycpo/ycps/M-P/polsciFM.html Yale University, Department of Political Science (b) UK: http://www.sps.cam.ac.uk/pol/index.html Cambridge University, Department of Politics http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/government/ London: School of Economics and Political Science: Department of Government http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/intrel/ London: School of Economics and Political Science: Department of International Relations http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/ Oxford University: Department of Politics and International Relations

http://www.dur.ac.uk/politics.department/ University of Durham: School of Government and International Affairs, Department of Politics http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/politics/ University of Nottingham: School of Politics http://www.sussex.ac.uk/irp/ University of Sussex, International Relations and Politics Department http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/ University of Warwick, Department of Politics and International Studies http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/poli/ University of York, Department of Politics (c) Canada:(Top 10 Canadian Universities) http://www.mcgill.ca/politicalscience/ McGill University, Department of Political Science http://www.queensu.ca/politics/ Queen’s University, Department of political Studies http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/polisci/ University of Alberta, Department of Political Science http://www.politics.ubc.ca/ University of British Columbia, Department of Political Science http://artsandscience.concordia.ca/politicalscience/ University of Concordia, Department of Political Science http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/polsci/ University of Toronto, Department of Political Science http://www.ssc.uwo.ca/polisci/ University of Western Ontario, Department of Political Science (d) Australia:(Top 10 Australian Universities) www.anu.edu.au/polsci/polsci.htm Australian National University, Department of Political Science http://www.arts.adelaide.edu.au/historypolitics/politics/ University of Adelaide, School of History and Politics http://politics-ir.arts.unsw.edu.au/ University of New South Wales, School of Politics and International Relations http://www.polsis.uq.edu.au/ University of Queensland, School of Political Science and International Studies

http://www.econ.usyd.edu.au/govt/ University of Sydney, Department of Government and International Relations (e) Hong Kong: http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/index.html Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Government and International Studies http://www.cityu.edu.hk/sa/ City University of Hong Kong, Department of Public and Social Administration http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/gpa/ The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Government and Public Administration http://www.ln.edu.hk/psd/ Lingnan University, Department of Politics and Sociology http://www.hku.hk/ppaweb/ University of Hong Kong, Department of Politics and Public Administration (f) Macau: http://www.umac.mo/fsh/ University of Macau, The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Political Science Resources: http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/PolyCy/ Internet Resources For Political Science http://library.marist.edu/diglib/polisci/politicalscience.html Political Science Digital Library Resources http://www.socsciresearch.com/r12.html Political Science Sources http://www.potifos.com/tpg/index.html The Political Graveyard: a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/romans/polsci/ Resources for Political Science http://workingpapers.org/ Working Paper Sites of Political Science

International Journal In Political Science http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/PolyCy/psjourn.html Poly-CY

http://www.politicalstudies.org/mainjournal/ Political Studies (UK) http://www.policyreview.org/ Policy Review http://www.psqonline.org/ Political Science Quarterly http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/PoliticalSci/dr/eljnl.html Washington University: Electronic Journals in Political Science and Public Affairs

Political News: http://politics.geoportals.com/ GeoPolitics.com http://www.1stpolitics.com/ 1st Headlines http://faculty.washington.edu/alvin/PolBib.htm#webpol Political Science And Public Affairs Reference And Web Resources (by University of Washington)

World Government: http://adminet.com/world/ (Adminet World: contain useful resources/ links [e.g. government, constitutions, law, political organizations, foreign affairs] in 213 countries) http://www.hg.org/govt.html (Hieros Gamos; contain useful law and government resources and links for 230 countries) http://www.worldworld.com/ World World

Major Governmental Organizations: http://www.aseansec.org/home.htm Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) http://europa.eu.int/ The European Union http://www.nato.int/ North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Major International Organizations: (a)Democracy and Freedom

http://www.freedomhouse.org/ Freedom House http://www.idea.int/gender/project.htm Institute For Democratic And Electoral Assistance (b) Human Rights http://www.amnesty.org/ Amnesty International http://www.hrw.org/ Human Rights Watch http://www.worldbank.org/ World Bank Group ©International Peace and Security http://www.un.org/english/ United Nations (d) Economics and Trade http://www.apec.org/apec.html Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)   http://www.wto.org/ World Trade Organization (WTO) (e) Health http://www.who.int/en/ World Health Organization

International Governmental Organizations: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/govpub/resource/internat/igo.html Note: an extensive list of international government organizations with websites; produced by Northwestern University Library   HKSAR Government: http://www.info.gov.hk/ HKSAR Government Information Center

http://www.info.gov.hk/orgindex.htm HKSAR Government and Related Organizations Websites

Hong Kong Laws Information: http://www.info.gov.hk/basic_law/fulltext/ Basic Law Home Page http://www.justice.gov.hk/eng/index.htm Bilingual Laws Information System http://www.doj.gov.hk/ Department of Justice http://www.hkba.org/ Hong Kong Bar Association http://www.hklawsoc.org.hk/pub_e/default.asp The Law Society of Hong Kong

Human Rights In Hong Kong: http://www.eoc.org.hk/CC/home_cc.htm Equal Opportunities Commission http://www.hkhrc.org.hk/ Hong Kong Human Rights Commission http://www.hkhrm.org.hk/ Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor

Hong Kong Political Parties/Organizations: http://members.hknet.com/~tllau/default.html April Fifth Action http://www.article45.org/ Article 45 Concern Group http://www.betterhongkong.org/ The Better Hong Kong Foundation http://www.citizensparty.org/ Citizen Party http://www.civilforce.org.hk/ Civil Force http://www.civilhrfront.org/ Civil Human Rights Front

http://www.dab.org.hk/tr/index.jsp Democratic Alliance For Betterment Of Hong Kong http://www.dphk.org/2003/index.asp Democratic Party http://www.frontier.org.hk/index_e.htm The Frontier http://www.alliance.org.hk/ Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Democratic Movement in China http://www.adpl.org.hk/ Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood http://www.hkctu.org.hk/ Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions http://www.hkddn.org/ Hong Kong Democratic Development Network http://www.hkdf.org/ Hong Kong Democratic Foundation http://www.hkhrm.org.hk/ Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor http://www.hkpa.org.hk/ch/hkpaweb/index.htm Hong Kong Progressive Alliance http://www.liberal.org.hk/ Liberal Party http://www.ncforum.org.hk/ New Century Forum http://www.nwsc.org.hk/ Neighbourhood and Worker’s Service Center http://www.pfd.org.hk/ Power For Democratic

Hong Kong Research Center: http://www.civic-exchange.org/n_home.htm Civic Exchange http://www.ln.edu.hk/pgp/e-index.html Lingnan University, Public Governance Program http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/hkiaps/homepage.htm Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies http://www.hkpri.org.hk/ Hong Kong Policy Research Institute Ltd

http://hkupop.hku.hk/ HKU Pop Site http://www.octs.org.hk/e_index.htm One Country Two Systems Research Institute

Specific Issues of Hong Kong: (a) The 1997 Handover http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/97/0620/index.html Asiaweek: Handover Special---Hong Kong 1997 http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9706/hk97/ CNN interactive: Hong Kong Between Two World http://home.hkstar.com/~chowhist/hongkong/hkmain.htm Chow Chi Leong’s Homepage: Hong Kong Highlights http://www.sfgate.com/news/pages/1997/05/hongkong.shtml Hong Kong Reunification http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~hktp/ Hong Kong Transition Project (b) Article 23 Legislation: http://www.all-science-fairprojects.com/science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Hong_Kong_Basic_Law_Article_23 All Science Fair Project: Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 http://www.article23.org.hk/ Article 23 http://www.article23.org.hk/chinese/main.htm Article 23 http://www.amnesty.org.hk/materials_tra/art23news.htm Amnesty International Hong Kong: Article 23 Newsletter http://www.civilhrfront.org/article23/index.htm Civil Human Rights Front: Article 23 http://www.againstarticle23.org/en/ Global Coalition Against Article 23 Legislation http://www.margaretng.com/mng_2003/19_article23/mng_article23.htm#rainbow Margaret Ng’s Homepage: Article 23 Legislation (including Pamphlets of Article 23) http://www.basiclaw23.gov.hk/ HKSAR Government’s Website: Proposals to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law http://hongkong.usconsulate.gov/article23/ U.S Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau: Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23

Hong Kong Mass Media: (a)Newspapers: http://www.atnext.com/new/index.cfm Apple Daily http://www.hkcd.com.hk/ Hong Kong Commercial Daily http://www.hk-imail.com/ Hong Kong-iMail (English newspaper) http://www.mingpaonews.com/ Ming Pao Oriental Daily News http://www.singtao.com/ Sing Tao Daily http://www.scmp.com/ South China Morning Post (English Newspaper) Sun News http://www.takungpao.com/ Ta Kun Pao http://www.wenweipo.com/ Wen Wei Po (b) TV Channel: http://www.hkatv.com/ Asia Television Ltd http://www.cabletv.com.hk/index.htm Cable TV http://www.tvb.com/ TVB ©Radio: http://pshweb02.881903.com/framework/pccs.gateway? url=jsp/crmain/index.jsp&menuID=1&catID=&sid=14&k=5 Commercial Radio http://www.metroradio.com.hk/ Metro Broadcast

http://www.rthk.org.hk/ Radio Television Hong Kong

Mass Media Around The World (a) Newspapers: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/ Australia: The Australian http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/home/index.html China: China Daily http://www.japantimes.co.jp/ Japan: The Japan Times http://www.themoscowtimes.com/indexes/01.html Russia: The Moscow Times http://www.sptimesrussia.com/ Russia: The St. Petersburg Times http://www.timesonline.co.uk/ UK: The Times http://www.nytimes.com/ US: The New York Times http://www.usatoday.com/ US: USA Today http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/front.htm US: Washington Post (b) Breaking News: http://abcnews.go.com/ ABC http://news.bbc.co.uk/default.stm BBC http://www.cbc.ca/ CBC http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/home/main100.shtml CBS http://www.cnn.com/ CNN http://www.foxnews.com/ Fox News

http://news.google.com/ Google News http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3032092/?ta=y MSNBC http://www.reuters.com/ Reuter © Magazines: http://www.asiaweek.com/asiaweek/ Asiaweek http://www.chinanowmag.com/ China Now http://economist.com/ The Economists http://www.feer.com/ Far Eastern Economic Review http://www.fortune.com/fortune/ Fortune http://www.forbes.com/ Forbes http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032542/site/newsweek/ Newsweek http://www.time.com/time/ Times Magazine http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ Washington Monthly http://www.wn.com/ World News

Political Quiz: http://www.quiz2d.com/ Quiz2d.com http://www.politicalcompass.org/ The Politcal Campass http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz.html World Smallest Political Quiz

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