Political Handbook of the World 2016-2017

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Tom Lansford
CQ Press, Mar 31, 2017 - Reference - 1976 pages
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Published since 1928, the Political Handbook of the World provides timely, thorough, and accurate political information with
more in-depth coverage of current political controversies and political parties than any other reference guide. The updated 2016–2017 Edition continues this legacy as the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. Political science and international relations scholars have revised this edition, and made understanding complex foreign affairs andpolitical situations easy and accessible.

With more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, housed in one place, these volumes are renowned for their extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. They also provide names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and United Nations agencies.

This comprehensive update will include coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies from the course of the last two years, including:

  • The closely-watched U.S. presidential election
  • The effect of the Brexit referendum and installment of a new British prime minister
  • The extensive investigation and subsequent impeachment of Brazil’s president
  • The far-reaching impact of the “Panama Papers” scandal
  • Changes in U.S.–Cuba diplomatic relations and the reopening of their embassies
  • The unconstitutional declaration of Gambia as an Islamic State
  • Sentiments about the migrant and refugee crisis across Europe and the influence on policy

Also, the new “For Further Reference” feature included for every country entry directs readers to additional resources to continue their research.

 

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Contents

AFGHANISTAN
3
ALBANIA
16
ALGERIA
26
ANDORRA
38
ANGOLA
43
ANTARCTICA
54
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
57
ARGENTINA
60
NAMIBIA
1055
NAURU
1065
NEPAL
1068
NETHERLANDS
1079
NEW ZEALAND
1095
NICARAGUA
1104
NIGER
1113
NIGERIA
1125

ARMENIA
71
AUSTRALIA
81
AUSTRIA
90
AZERBAIJAN
98
BAHAMAS
108
BAHRAIN
110
BANGLADESH
117
BARBADOS
127
BELARUS
130
BELGIUM
138
BELIZE
146
BENIN
150
BHUTAN
156
BOLIVIA
160
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
169
BOTSWANA
185
BRAZIL
189
BRUNEI
196
BULGARIA
198
BURKINA FASO
209
BURUNDI
218
CAMBODIA
229
CAMEROON
236
CANADA
246
CAPE VERDE
256
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
260
CHAD
270
CHILE
283
CHINA
290
COLOMBIA
308
COMOROS
318
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
328
REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
342
COSTA RICA
352
CTE DIVOIRE
356
CROATIA
365
CUBA
375
CYPRUS
381
CZECH REPUBLIC
395
DENMARK
409
DJIBOUTI
417
DOMINICA
424
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
427
ECUADOR
435
EGYPT
444
EL SALVADOR
457
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
465
ERITREA
473
ESTONIA
478
ETHIOPIA
485
FIJI
499
FINLAND
505
FRANCE
511
GABON
527
GAMBIA
536
GEORGIA
541
GERMANY
553
GHANA
566
GREECE
574
GRENADA
585
GUATEMALA
588
GUINEA
597
GUINEABISSAU
606
GUYANA
615
HAITI
623
HONDURAS
634
HUNGARY
642
ICELAND
653
INDIA
658
INDONESIA
678
IRAN
688
IRAQ
705
IRELAND
721
ISRAEL
730
ITALY
746
JAMAICA
759
JAPAN
763
JORDAN
772
KAZAKHSTAN
783
KENYA
790
KIRIBATI
808
KOREA
811
KOSOVO
828
KUWAIT
835
KYRGYZSTAN
842
LAOS
851
LATVIA
854
LEBANON
862
LESOTHO
869
LIBERIA
877
LIBYA
888
LIECHTENSTEIN
895
LITHUANIA
899
LUXEMBOURG
906
MACEDONIA
911
MADAGASCAR
920
MALAWI
930
MALAYSIA
937
MALDIVES
946
MALI
951
MALTA
960
MARSHALL ISLANDS
964
MAURITANIA
967
MAURITIUS
979
MEXICO
986
MICRONESIA FEDERATED STATES OF
996
MOLDOVA
998
MONACO
1007
MONGOLIA
1010
MONTENEGRO
1016
MOROCCO
1024
MOZAMBIQUE
1035
MYANMAR BURMA
1043
NORWAY
1136
OMAN
1143
PAKISTAN
1147
PALAU
1163
PANAMA
1165
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
1174
PARAGUAY
1181
PERU
1187
PHILIPPINES
1199
POLAND
1211
PORTUGAL
1224
QATAR
1233
ROMANIA
1237
RUSSIA
1250
RWANDA
1265
ST KITTS AND NEVIS
1275
ST LUCIA
1278
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
1281
SAMOA
1283
SAN MARINO
1287
SO TOM AND PRNCIPE
1292
SAUDI ARABIA
1298
SENEGAL
1303
SERBIA
1314
SEYCHELLES
1329
SIERRA LEONE
1334
SINGAPORE
1344
SLOVAKIA
1349
SLOVENIA
1358
SOLOMON ISLANDS
1366
SOMALIA
1371
SOMALILAND
1380
SOUTH AFRICA
1385
SOUTH SUDAN
1400
SPAIN
1403
SRI LANKA
1421
SUDAN
1436
SURINAME
1449
SWAZILAND
1456
SWEDEN
1460
SWITZERLAND
1467
SYRIA
1474
TAJIKISTAN
1482
TANZANIA
1489
THAILAND
1498
TIMORLESTE EAST TIMOR
1508
TOGO
1515
TONGA
1525
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
1528
TUNISIA
1533
TURKEY
1541
TURKMENISTAN
1554
TUVALU
1558
UGANDA
1562
UKRAINE
1572
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
1591
UNITED KINGDOM
1595
NORTHERN IRELAND
1620
UNITED STATES
1634
URUGUAY
1654
UZBEKISTAN
1661
VANUATU
1668
VATICAN CITY STATE
1674
VENEZUELA
1678
VIETNAM
1686
YEMEN
1692
ZAMBIA
1700
ZIMBABWE
1709
PALESTINIAN AUTHORITYPALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION
1719
INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
1737
AFRICAN UNION AU
1738
ARAB LEAGUE
1740
ASIAPACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION APEC
1742
ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS ASEAN
1744
CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY AND COMMON MARKET CARICOM
1747
COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA COMESA
1749
THE COMMONWEALTH
1751
COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES CIS
1754
COUNCIL OF EUROPE
1757
ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES ECOWAS
1759
EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION EFTA
1761
EUROPEAN UNION EU
1763
EUROPEAN ATOMIC ENERGY COMMUNITY EURATOM
1778
GROUP OF EIGHT
1779
GROUP OF TWENTY
1781
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT ICC
1783
INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY IEA
1785
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION IOM
1786
NONALIGNED MOVEMENT
1788
NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION NATO
1790
ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT OECD
1797
ORGANIZATION OF EASTERN CARIBBEAN STATES OECS
1799
ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE OSCE
1801
ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES OAS
1805
ORGANIZATION OF ISLAMIC COOPERATION OIC
1808
ORGANIZATION OF THE PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES OPEC
1810
PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM PIF
1813
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT BANKS
1815
SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION SCO
1823
SOUTH ASIAN ASSOCIATION FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION SAARC
1824
SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY SADC
1826
SOUTHERN CONE COMMON MARKET MERCOSURMERCOSUL
1829
UNITED NATIONS UN
1831
SPECIALIZED AGENCIES
1875
RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
1906
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION WTO
1910
APPENDIXES
1915
CHRONOLOGY OF MAJOR INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL EVENTS 19452016
1916
CHRONOLOGY OF MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES SPONSORED BY THE UNITED NATIONS 19462016
1930
MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND ITS SPECIALIZED AND RELATED AGENCIES
1936
SERIALS LIST
1940
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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).

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