Political Handbook of the World 2015
- Tom Lansford - University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast
The Political Handbook of the World provides timely, thorough and accurate political information, with more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide.
The updated 2015 edition will continue to be the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. Compiling in one place more than 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. And this annual update will aim to include coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies from the course of this year.
"...The Political Handbook of the World is the standard reference that serious researchers turn to for this type of information. It is authoritative and exhaustive offering unique in-depth coverage of the topics treated. Both academic libraries supporting political science curricula as well as larger public libraries where there are patrons interested in international affairs will want it in their collection...."
"carries a compact punch, making it a powerful, authoritative source for contemporary political issues and controversies around the world... detailed, unbiased coverage... this a terrific one-stop resource for users looking to gather detailed information throughout the research cycle... an excellent
resource for students and researchers looking for political science information above the standard almanac level of detail... a solid reference tool not just for public library patrons and undergraduate students but also to those in the media or business world."