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Political Science: Policy Papers and White Papers

What are Policy Papers and White Papers?

Policy papers often appear in the form of "white papers" that are authoritative guides or reports on complex issues produced by businesses, foundations, research groups, or especially by governmental bodies to present policy before legislation. There are also "green papers" are more open-ended documents discussing strategies for legislation or information points for the public.

Sources for finding Policy Papers and White Papers

These websites also contain links to papers and reports from various sources: