Introductions to the subject
1989 Cabinets in Western Europe
J. Blondel and F. Muller-Rommel, eds 2nd edn, St Martin's Press, 1997, 256pp. ISBN 0333683447.
Thirteen chapters, each one devoted to a different European country and its cabinet system. Standard sub-headings permit comparisons to be drawn on the origins, structure, composition and activities of cabinets. Extensive bibliography.
Discovering print & electronic resources
1990 Foreign government resources on the web
Comprehensive links with brief descriptions to government and semi-official organizations across the world, excluding the USA. Includes links to official documents and handbooks such as constitutions, official reports and statistics, budgets and legal databases. Compiled and maintained by University of Michigan International Documents Librarian.
1991 Governments on the WWW
Comprehensive set of links to government institutions providing information on the web, including parliaments, ministries, law courts, representation in foreign countries but not educational, cultural, medical and business organizations, parliamentary groups or individual politicians. Links organized in two sets: geographically and by type of institution. No annotations to links.
1992 Sage public administration abstracts
Sage Publications, 1974–, qtrly. ISSN 00946958.
Carries about 1200 abstracts each year covering among its range of topics administrative structures and organization, national government and public services, drawn from books and journals. Author and subject indexes and annual current source list. Available in electronic form through several commercial providers, including EBSCO.
Directories & encyclopedias
1993 Agencies and public bodies directory
Access to the Public Bodies Directory 1998 onwards containing details of public bodies sponsored by the UK government, accounting for over 850 organizations, such as non-departmental public bodies, public corporations, NHS bodies and public broadcasters. Directory displayed in same image as paper version. Entries arranged by ‘parent’ government department. Simple index of names of organizations. Search facilities available.
1994 Chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign
Central Intelligence Agency
Simple alphabetical listing of countries with details of chief of state and cabinet members, updated weekly. Compiled and maintained by the CIA. Note the website is secure and the address must be preceded by https://.
1995 Government gazettes online
Simple alphabetical listing by country of official government gazettes available on the web, with details of URL, language, charges, dates covered, how searched, format and brief description of contents. As well as gazettes, details of some other official, especially legal, documents included in additional entries.