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Political Science: Foreign Govts

Guides by Country


Foreign Gazettes

A foreign legal gazette is a primary source of law published by national governments to disseminate new legislation, regulations, and decisions of governmental bodies. These publications often contain the text of international agreements, court decisions, official announcements, and government notices. For countries with civil law systems, the official gazette often serves as the sole source of the authoritative texts of laws until updated codes are published. In most countries, a law enters into force on the date of publication in the official gazette.

Foreign Government Officials and Political Parties

Country Background & Statistical Information

Use these guides find cross national data sources by topic.


Use these sources for overviews of current issues in individual countries.


Use these sources to find country-level (and sometimes smaller) data on a plethora of topics.



Latin America