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No other resource matches the timely, thorough, and accurate political information provided by the best-selling Political Handbook of the World. With more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide, Political Handbook of the World 2012 is the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country′s governmental and political makeup. Featuring 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, this volume is renowned for its extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies.
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Tom Lansford is the Academic Dean, Gulf Coast, at the University of Southern Mississippi and a Professor of Political Science. Dr. Lansford is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of more than 40 books and the author of more than 100 essays, book chapters, and reviews. His books include, most recently, A Bitter Harvest: U.S. Foreign Policy and Afghanistan (2003), Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy since the Cold War (2007), and 9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Chronology and Reference Guide (2011). His more recent edited collections include America's War on Terror (2003; second edition 2009), Judging Bush (2009), and The Obama Presidency: A Preliminary Assessment (2012).Review:
"The alphabetically arranged format is packed with wide-ranging yet comprehensive political information that deftly provides readers on all academic levels with a dynamic snapshot of each country and intergovernmental organization...the Political Handbook of the World 2012 is a must-have for any academic collection supporting foreign-policy and international-studies departments."
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"...the encyclopedia′s articles offer intelligible, informative, and accessible explorations of a wide range of subjects, giving media consumers opportunities to examine media issues from critical angles that may not be their custom. Recommended for academic and large public libraries." Author: James Rettig Source: Booklist Published On: 2012-09-01
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