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J - Political Science

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J General Legislative and Executive Papers.
JA Political Science (General).
JC Political Theory, Theory of the State
JF Political Institutions and Public Administration
JK Political Institutions and Public Administration: United States.
JL Political Institutions and Public Administration: America Outside the U.S..
JN Political Institutions and Public Administration: Europe.
JQ Political Institutions and Public Administration: Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania.
JS Local Government.
JV Colonies and Colonization. Emigration and Immigration.
JX International Relations and Law.

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Detailed Call Number Ranges for Section: J - Political Science

J 1-981 General Legislative and Executive Papers.
1-9 Gazettes
10-98 United States
80-82 Presidents' Messages and Other Executive Papers
86-87 State Documents
100-981 Other Regions and Countries
JA 1-98 Political Science (General)
1-26 Periodicals
27-34 Societies
35.5 Congresses
60-64 Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
70-80.2 Theory, Relations to Other Subjects
81-84 History
86-88 Study and Teaching, Research
92 Collective Biography of Political Scientists
JC 11-607 Political Theory, Theory of the State
47 Oriental State
49 Islamic State
51-93 Ancient State
109-121 Medieval State
131-273 Modern State
177-178 Thomas Paine
311-314 Nationalism
319-323 Political Geography
327 Sovereignty
328.2 Consent of the Governed
328.6 Violence, Political Violence
329 Patriotism
345-347 Symbolism, Emblems of the State: Arms, Flag, Seal, etc.
348-497 Forms of the State
501-607 Purpose, Functions, and Relations of the State
571-607 The State and Individual, Individual Rights, Liberty
JF 20-2112 Political Institutions and Public Administration
20-1177 General, Comparative Government
51-56 General Works, History
201-619 Organs and Functions of Government
251-289 Executive, Heads of State
331-341 Parliamentary Government
441-619 Legislation, Legislative Process, Law-Making
751-786 Federal and State Relations
800-1177 Political Rights, Political Participation
1338-2112 Public Administration
1411-1521 Civil Service
2011-2112 Political Parties
JK 1-9993 Political Institutions and Public Administration: United States.
401-1685 Government, Public Administration
501-901 Executive Branch
631-873 Civil Service, Departments and Agencies
1001-1443 Congress, Legislative Branch
1154-1276 Senate
1308-1443 House of Representatives
1606-1685 Government Property, etc.
1717-2248 Political Rights, Practical Politics
1756-1761 Citizenship
1846-1936 Suffrage
1961-2248 Electoral System
2255-2391 Political Parties
2403-9593 State Government
9663-9993 Confederate States of America
JL 1-3899 Political Institutions and Public Administration: America Outside the U.S.
1-500 Canada
599.5-839 West Indies, Carribbean Area
1200-1299 Mexico
1400-1679 Central America
1850-3899 South America
JN 1-9689 Political Institutions and Public Administration: Europe.
1-97 Europe (General)
101-1179 Great Britian
1187-1371 Scotland
1400-1571.5 Ireland
1601-2191 Austria-Hungary, Austria, Hungray
2210-2229 Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia
2240 Slovakia
2301-3007 France
3201-4980 Germany
5001-5191 Greece
5201-5690 Italy
5701-5999 Netherlands
6101-6371 Belgium
6500-6598 Soviet Union, Russia, Former Soviet Republics
6615 Estonia
6630-6639 Ukraine
6640-6649 Belarus
6680-6689 Moldova
6690-6699 Russia (Federation)
6730-6739 Latvia
6745 Lithuania
6750-6769 Poland
7011-7066 Scandinavia, Northern Europe
7101-7367 Denmark
7370-7379 Greenland
7380-7389 Iceland
7390-7399 Finland
7401-7695 Norway
7721-7997 Sweden
8101-8399 Spain
8423-8661 Portugal
8701-9599 Switzerland
9600-9689 Balkan States
JQ 1-6651 Political Institutions and Public Administration: Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania.
1-1849 Asia
200-620 India
1070-1199 Central Asia (including former republics of the USSR)
1499-1749 East Asia (including China, Japan, Korea)
1758-1852 Middle East (including Turkey, Iran, Israel, Arabian Peninsula)
1850 Arab Countries
1852 Islamic Countries
1870-3981 Africa
3981.5-3986.7 Atlantic Ocean Islands
3995-6651 Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean Islands
JS 3-8500 Local Government, Municipal Government.
55-67 History
141-271 Municipal Government and Local Government Other than Municipal
300-1583 United States
1701-1800 Canada
1840-2058 West Indies, Caribbean Area
2101-2148 Mexico
2145-2219 Central America
2300-2778 South America
3000-6949.8 Europe
6950-7509 Asia
7510 Arab Countries
7520 Islamic Countries
7525-7819 Africa
7820-7827 Atlantic Ocean Islands
7900-7906 Indian Ocean Islands
8001-8490 Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean Islands
JV 1-9840 Colonies and Colonization, Emigration and Immigration, International Migration
1-5399 Colonies and Colonization
1-9 Periodicals, Serials
10-19 Societies
61-151 History
412-461 Administration and Organization
500-5399 Colonizing Nations
6001-9480 Emigration and Immigration, International Migration
6001-6006 Periodicals, Serials
6021-6032 History
6061-6149 Emigration
6201-6348 Immigration
6403-7127 United States
7200-7539 Canada, Latin America, etc.
7590-8349 Europe
8490-8758 Asia
8760 Arab Countries
8762 Islamic Countries
8790-9025 Africa
9029-9036 Atlantic Ocean Islands
9040-9047 Indian Ocean Islands
9100-9269 Australia, New Zealand
9290-9470 Pacific Ocean Islands
JX 1-6650 International Relations and Law.
63-191 Collections, Documents, Cases
101-115 Diplomatic Relations (Universal Collections)
120-191 Treaties (Universal Collections)
221-1195 Collections, Cases, etc. By Country
1261-1283 Codification of International Law
1305-1598 International Relations, Foreign Relations
1621-1896 Diplomacy, The Diplomatic Service
1901-1995 International Arbitration, World Peace, International Organization
2001-6650 International Law (Treatises and Monographs)
Note: Books are no longer classified JX by the Library of Congress

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