Welcome to the Informed ReSource glossary of commonly encountered political terms.
This site contains concise, clear definitions of words and phrases commonly encountered in the study of government and politics. This site also includes a lookup tool for finding definitions from the electronic dictionary server at Carnegie-Mellon University.
This page is still in early development. In the actual implementation, the glossary list will be longer and more complete, with regular updates and links from other pages.
Quick Links to the Definition List
Just like the finger tabs on a dictionary... (Note: these links are inactive in MacWeb)
You can either scroll down the page to find the words for which you are looking, use the quick link alphabet above, or use the entry box below for an instant link. If the link system returns you here, the word is either misspelled or not defined on this page. In such cases, you may still be able to find a definition through the Hypertext Webster system below.
Lookup Via Hypertext Webster
An electronic dictionary service from Carnegie Mellon University.