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Political Handbook of the World provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system. As a convenient, one-volume print source for global political information, each edition features country profiles that include:

  • Key facts: Political status, area, population, major urban centers, official language, monetary unit, heads of government, heads of state, ambassadors, and U.S. and U.N. 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, the Handbook profiles 120 intergovernmental organizations, such as OPEC, NATO, the WTO, world and regional banks, and the agencies and specialized bodies of the United Nations.

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