Political Handbook of theWorld 2005-2006
For almost eighty years, researchers seeking governmental and political information on countries around the globe have turned to Political Handbook of the World for the most authoritative and complete presentation of facts and analysis. CQ Press welcomes this renowned publication to its list of acclaimed reference sources, bringing its many current devotees - and future users - a new edition for 2005 - 2006, with a commitment to continuing the editorial integrity that has become the hallmark of this resource since its initial publication in 1928. Political Handbook of the World provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country's governmental and political composition. As a convenient, one-volume source for global political information, each edition features country profiles that include the following: Key facts: Political status, area, population, major urban centers, official language, monetary unit, heads of government, heads of state, ambassadors, and US and UN representation, Government and political history: Historical trends, regime changes, constitutional history, and regional and global policy issues of concern, Current issues: Headline-making events, trends, controversies, and challenges, Political parties and organizations: Leading and minor parties, quasi-partisan and extra-systemic organizations, alliances, party histories, ideology, and leadership, Legislatures and cabinets: Recent national election results, legislative leaders, cabinet ministers, Communications: Names, circulation, and political affiliation of major national media; news agencies; television coverage and Internet usage. In addition, Political Handbook of the World profiles 120 intergovernmental organizations, such as OPEC, NATO, the WTO, world and regional development banks, and the agencies and specialized bodies of the United Nations. Book jacket.
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