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LC Classification: J

A breakdown of the Library of Congress Classification system

J - Overview

J - General legislative and executive papers 

JA - Political science (General) 

JC - Political theory 

JF - Political institutions and public administration 

JJ - Political institutions and public administration (North America) 

JK - Political institutions and public administration (United States) 

JL - Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.) 

JN - Political institutions and public administration (Europe) 

JQ - Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.) 

JS - Local government. Municipal government 

JV - Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration 

JX - International law, (obsolete, see JZ and KZ)

JZ - International relations 

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J - Political Science

J - General legislative and executive papers 

  • J80-87 United States
    • J80-82 Presidents' messages and other executive papers
  • J100-981 Other regions and countries

JA - Political science (General) 

  • JA60-64 Dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • JA71-80 Theory. Relations to other subjects
  • JA81-84 History
  • JA86-88 Study and teaching. Research

JC - Political theory. The state. Theories of the state

  • JC109-121 Medieval state
  • JC131-273 Modern state
  • JC311-314 Nationalism. Nation state
  • JC319-323 Political geography
  • JC348-497 Forms of the state
  • JC571-605 Purpose, functions, and relations of the state

JF - Political institutions and public administration 

  • JF20-1177 General. Comparative government
    • JF225-619 Organs and functions of government
      • JF251-289 Executive. Heads of state
      • JF331-341 Parliamentary government
      • JF491-619 Legislation. Legislative process. Law-making
    • JF799-1177 Political rights. Political participation
  • JF1338-2112 Public administration
    • JF1501-1521 Civil service
    • JF2011-2112 Political parties

JJ - Political institutions and public administration (North America) 

JK - Political institutions and public administration (United States) 

  • JK1-9593 United States
    • JK404-1685 Government. Public administration
    • JK501-868 Executive branch
    • JK1012-1432 Congress. Legislative branch
    • JK1717-2217 Political rights. Practial politics
    • JK2255-2391 Political parties
    • JK2403-9593 State government
  • JK9663-9993 Confederate States of America

JL - Political institutions and public administration (Canada, Latin America, etc.) 

  • JL1-500 Canada
  • JL599.5-839 West Indies. Caribbean area
  • JL1200-1299 Mexico
  • JL1400-1679 Central America
  • JL1850-3899 South America

JN - Political institutions and public administration (Europe) 

  • JN101-1371 Great Britain
  • JN1395-1571.5 Ireland
  • JN1601-2191 Austria-Hungary. Austria. Hungary
  • JN2301-3007 France
  • JN3201-4944 Germany
  • JN6500-6598 Soviet Union. Russia. Former Soviet republics
  • JN7011-7066 Scandinavia. Northern Europe

JQ - Political institutions and public administration (Asia, Africa, Australia, Pacific Area, etc.) 

  • JQ21-1852 Asia
    • JQ200-620 India
    • JQ1070-1199 Central Asia
    • JQ1499-1749 East Asia (Including China, Japan, Korea)
    • JQ1758-1852 Middle East
  • JQ1870-3981 Africa
  • JQ3995-6651 Australia. New Zealand. Pacific Ocean islands

JS - Local government. Municipal government 

  • JS55-68 History
  • JS221-227 Elections. Local elections. Municipal elections
  • JS300-1583 United States
  • JS1701-1800 Canada
  • JS2101-2143 Mexico
  • JS2145-2219 Central America
  • JS2300-2778 South America
  • JS3000-6949.89 Europe
  • JS6950-7520 Asia
  • JS7525-7819.9 Africa
  • JS8001-8490.0 Australia. New Zealand. Pacific Ocean islands

JV - Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration 

  • JV1-5397 Colonies and colonization
  • JV6001-9480 Emigration and immigration. International migration

JX - International law, (obsolete, see JZ and KZ)

JZ - International relations 

  • JZ63-1153 Sources
  • JZ1305-2060 Scope of international relations. Political theory. Diplomacy
  • JZ3674-3875 State territory and its parts
  • JZ4835-5490 International organizations and associations
  • JZ5511.2-6300 Promotion of peace. Peaceful change
  • JZ6360-6377 Non-military coercion
  • JZ6385-6405 The armed conflict. War and order