This is a topic for people to submit links to websites, articles and name some books that would help everyone gain a better understanding of how politics and economics work.
I will endeavour to keep the OP updated with anything anyone submits as a source for information, hopefully in the correct place in the sections below.
So, please submit where you think is a good place to start to become educated on current affairs, political structures, economic models etc. Any source is fine, as long as it is truthful, any website that are caught to be willingly quoting false figures, inventing stories etc will be deleted off the list.
This isn't a thread to troll in btw, please just keep it to anything that could help everyone gain understanding of current issues.
http://www.aljazeera.com/ - Middle Eastern world news organization based out of and owned by Qatar. Generally unbiased when Qatar is not directly involved.
http://www.economist.com/ - Very information dense weekly journal, more fact-focused vs opinion. World-Focused (but mostly Europe and USA)
http://www.nationmaster.com/statistics - Good research website
http://mondediplo.com/ - Monthly magazine with a focus on international affairs and political economy. Arguably it has to be considered as left.
http://www.newleftreview.org/ - Bi-monthly journal, with a focus on politics, economy and culture from a socialist/marxist POV.
http://www.heise.de/tp/ - News site with clear links to sources, liberal - IS IN GERMAN
http://www.spiegel.de/international/ - Most prominent/famous German news magazine. Was most cited source in German media. Left.
Principles of Economics - Gregory Mankiw - Very highly rated book on Economics, author has other books on other areas of Economics for anyone interested.
http://www.statista.com/ - Lots of statistics (graph are free, sources required a paid for account) on over 600 industries.
http://www.brookings.edu/ - Non-profit, independent research organisation
http://www.rand.org/ - Non-profit, independent research organisation in the US.
https://www.destatis.de/EN/Homepage.html - Lots of raw facts and stats. German stats only
Rest of Asia
http://www.cfr.org/ - Council on Foreign Relations
http://csis.org/ - Center for Strategic & International Studies
http://www.wsws.org/ - World Socialist Web Site
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news - General stories about Politics and the Economy. Start point before going more in depth through other sources.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ - Lowdown on UK Politics - CHECK SOURCES FOR ARTICLES FROM HERE
http://www.private-eye.co.uk/ - Ian Hislop's political magazine
http://www.nytimes.com/ - Daily Newspaper. Start point before going more in depth through other sources
http://www.csmonitor.com/ - Liberal, focused on analysis and opinion. Start point before going more in depth through other sources
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/?country=US - Lowdown on US Politics
http://cnas.org/ - National Security and Defense
http://www.politifact.com/ - Unbiased, checks sources diligently
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/ - Blog on events in Washington
http://www.truthdig.com/about/ - Current subjects and issues reports using field experts.
http://www.alternet.org/ - Non-profit media site that uses Independent Journalism.
http://www.nextnewdeal.net/ - Blog on current events that uses experts for their discussions
http://www.motherjones.com/ - Investigative Journalism website on current affairs.
http://www.propublica.org/about/ - Investigative Journalism Blog website on current affairs.
http://www.harvardlawreview.org/index.php - Student run journal of legal scholarship
http://www.zcommunications.org/znet - Far left, good for background articles
http://comment.rsablogs.org.uk/videos/ - Good for brushing up on gaps in your knowledge
http://www.opensecrets.org/ - Center for Responsive Politics. Lets you track (some) campaign finance income/expenditures for US candidates.
Rest of Asia
http://www.crikey.com.au/politics/australia/federal/ - Australian political news site
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/pollbludger/ - The Poll - Analysis and Opinion by William Bowe. Statistics incoming
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/thestump/ - The Stump - Analysis and Opinion by Richard Farmer
http://www.abc.net.au/news/thedrum/ - The Drum - Analysis and Opinion by various ABC columnists
http://debategraph.org/Stream.aspx?nid=6637&iv=05 - Interactive, visual representation of global economy issues.
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/ - Blog with articles about world economics
http://crookedtimber.org/ -Blog with articles about world economics
http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/ - Blog with articles about world economics
Rest of Asia
http://economics.com.au/ - Multi-authored economics blog by academic economists.
http://johnquiggin.com/p - Economics blog by John Quiggin
http://www.newscientist.com/ - Science website, good for gaining an understanding of how some subjects can effect politics/economies (ie. Health, science related industries etc)
All links can be updated or removed if they are found to be giving false information or are discredited in any way. I will try and post accurate descriptions with every link and put them in the right place. If you spot any mistakes or disagree with a link being part of this then please let me know with the reasons. Debate on whether links are suitable or not are fine.
Layout will be changing constantly as I attempt to figure out the best format to lay this out.
When you submit a link can you please add a short description. Say if it's left/right/unbiased/other, what it's about (politics/economics/both) and how accurate it is (Good place to start looking/sources are dependable etc)
Last update to list:- 01-08-2012 @ 17:33