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Political handbook of the world 2008.

9780872895287

Political handbook of the world 2008.

Ed. by Arthur S. Banks et al.

CQ Press

2008

1827 pages

$240.00

Hardcover

D860

Earlier editions are cited in Guide to Reference books, Public Library catalog, and Resources for College Libraries, 3d ed.. Choice, in Sept. 2007, recommends the 2005-2006 edition "for all levels." Each country entry consists of a lengthy description of the country's political background, constitution and government, current issues, and political parties and groups, including rebel groups. The political discussion is central, with details on long-standing conflicts, new parties and coalitions, and current crises and issues. Entries conclude with a description of the legislature, a list of its members, a description of the country's communications, and a list of intergovernmental representation. The material is arranged alphabetically by country, with a small map, brief statistical information and a short description of its geography, provided for each. This is a venerable classic, thorough and up-to-date.

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