Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Political Science/Public Policy

Levels of Collecting Intensity

  • Public adminstration: including local, state, and federal government. Political advocacy groups and nonprofit organnizations. Foreign and international.
    Collecting level: 3/4
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  • Public finance: governmental auditing, budgeting, accounting, and taxation policy. Materials in these areas are also ordered by Economics and Business selectors.

  • Collecting level: 3

     

  • Government services: including police, fire, libraries, roads, transport, water supply, etc. Materials in these areas are also ordered by Urban Affairs selector.
    Collecting level: 3
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  • Public health: special emphasis on economic and organizational aspects. Health science librarians also purchase in this area, but are restricted by huge portion of their budgets devoted to serial acquisitions.
    Collecting level: 2/3
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  • International economic relations: commodities trade, trade and development policy, foreign assistance, role of United Nations and other governmental bodies. Also selected by International studies and Government Documents selectors.
    Collecting level: 3/4
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  • International policy: foreign affairs and peace/conflict issues such as disarmament and international security.
    Collecting level: 4
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  • Energy/Environment/Natural Resources: focusing on economics and policy issues. Defer to Environmental and Natural Resources specialists.
    Collecting level: 3
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  • Planning: Defer to Planning & Urban Affairs specialist.
    Collecting level: 3
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  • Economics: Defer to Economics specialist.
    Collecting level: 3
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  • Business: focusing on regulation, labor, and economic policy issues. Defer primarily to Business and Labor Relations specialists.
    Collecting level: 3/4
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