PO 410 Global Justice

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Scholarly Articles, Journals, and Databases

Scholarly journals: aka = Peer Reviewed, Primary Journals, Research Journals

Generally, scholarly journals have the following common elements:

  • Peer Review (Refereed)  - Blind, double blind.  Other subject specialist review the submitted research for its viability to be published within the journal
  • Follow citation guidelines for citing sources common within that scholastic discipline
  • Place of FIRST published research on a topic
  • Often more than one author, particularly in scientific research
  • Ethics statement - how human and animal subjects are treated within experiments
  • Use research methods tied to the subject discipline.  For example Case Studies are often used in the subject area of Management Studies

Common elements of scholarly articles 

  • Abstract (summary of article often written by author)
  • Footnotes/References
  • May include survey or study results
  • Discussion based on research and subject expertise
  • Conclusion

Databases for locating scholarly articles

Political Science Complete

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online 

EconLit with Full Text
SocINDEX with Full Text
Academic Search Premier
LexisNexis Academic 
Google Scholar

Example of scholarly article

    Scholarly article example:  

    Goodhart, M. (2012). Constructing global justice: a critique. Ethics & Global Politics, 5(1), 1-26. doi:10.3402/egp.v5i1.8406.

    Ethics and Global Politics-- open access journal that "aims to foster theoretical contributions to the study of global politics by providing a forum for presenting novel ways of understanding and conceptualizing the global political challenges the world faces today." (www.co-action.net)   Examples of journals that publish articles on global justice issues

Journal of Conflict Resolution (Sage Publications)
International Journal of Restorative Justice (Centre for Justice and Reconciliation,
Prison Fellowship International)
Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Development (Institute of Justice & International Studies of the
University of Central Missouri)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East  (Duke University)
Israel Studies (Indiana University)
Middle East Policy (John Wiley Press)
Middle East Journal (Middle East Institute)
Journal of International Affairs (Columbia University)
World Politics (John Hopkins University Press)

Reports from reputable organizations 

Country Reports from the U.S. Dept. of State

CQ Researcher Report from CQ Press: Jost, K. (2010, March 12). Prosecuting terrorists. CQ Researcher, 20, 217-240.

Books at SMC and WorldWide

Library Catalog  (catalog for SMC)

WorldCat  (catalog for libraries worldwide)

Organizations and Think Tanks

American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Advocates for individual rights and federal civilian trials for suspected terrorists.

Brookings Institution
1775 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 
Public policy think tank focusing on foreign policy and governance.

Century Foundation
41 East 70th St., NY 10021
Think tank / nonprofit public policy research insititution that operates a number of websites including the Homeland Security newtwork and addresses topics such as immigration, bioterrorism,and public health related issues.

Constitution Project
1200 18th St., N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036
Promotes bipartisan consensus on significant constitutional and legal issues.

Foundation for Defense of Democracies
P.O. Box 33249, Washington, DC 20033 
Nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to promoting pluralism, defending democratic values and opposing ideologies that threaten democracy.

Heritage Foundation
214 Massachussetts Ave., N.E., Washington DC 20002
A think tank that has published studies on various aspects of international terrorism and anti-terrorism measures.

Human Rights First
333 Seventh Ave., 13th Floor, New York, NY 10001
(212) 845 5200
Advocates for the U.S. government's full participation in international human rights laws.

International Crisis Group
1629 K Street, N.W., Suite 450,Washington DC 20006
A Brussels-based conflict resolution organization that monitors such issues as international terrorism and Islamism, with a series of on-the-ground reports on both topics.

Middle East Media Research Institute
P.O. Box 27837, Washington DC, 20038
An organization that provides translations from Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew publications and runs the Jihad and Terrorism Studies Project, with translations of al Qaeda communiqués and similar material.

National Institute of Military Justice
Washington College of Law, American University, 4801 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20016
Promotes the fair administration of justice in the military system.

Rand Corporation
Terrorism and Homeland Security Research Area, 1200 South Hayes St., Arlington VA 22202-5050
A think tank that runs an active terrorism study project (not limited to jihadist-related topics), with numerous publications available online.

Royal Institute of International Affairs
Chatham House, 10 St. James Square, London SW1Y 4LE 
Based in London offers publications on terrorism-related topics.

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