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Student atlas of world politics

Author: John Logan Allen
Publisher: [Guilford, Conn.] : Dushkin/McGraw Hill, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Map : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

This atlas of current affairs aims to reflect developments in political geography and international relations. The updated collection of maps and data should be useful for exploring the concept of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Atlases
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: John Logan Allen
ISBN: 0072352159 9780072352153
OCLC Number: 42471718
Description: ix, 170 pages : color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1 The contemporary world: current world political boundaries; world climate regions; world topography; world ecological regions; world natural hazards; land use patterns of the world; world population density; world religions; world languages; world external migrations in modern times. Part 2 States - alliances and conflicts: sovereign states - duration of independence; European boundaries, 1914-1948; an age of bipolarity - the Cold War ca. 1970; Europe - political changes in the 1990s; the Middle East - territorial chances, 1918-present; Africa -colonialism to independence, 1910-1997; Asia - colonialism to independence, 1930-1997; global distribution of minority groups; linguistic diversity; world refugee population; international conflicts in the post-World War II world; post-Cold War international alliances; flashpoints, year 2000; nations with nuclear weapons; military expenditures as percentage of gross domestic product; size of armed forces; political boundary types; political systems. Part 3 The global economy: international trade organizations; rich and poor countries - gross national product; gross national product per capita; relative wealth of nations -purchasing power parity; international flows of capital; economic output per sector; employment by economic activity; central governmental expenditures per capita; the indebtedness of states; exports of primary products; dependence on trade. Part 4 Population and human development: population growth rates; infant mortality rate; average life expectancy at birth; population by age group; total labour force; urban population; illiteracy rates; unemployment and labour migration; the gender gap - inequalities in education and employment; the index of human development. Part 5 Food, energy and materials: production of staples - cereals, roots, tubers; agricultural production per capita; calories available as a percentage of need; energy production per capita; energy requirements per capita; energy dependency; flows of oil; production of crucial materials; consumption of crucial materials. Part 6 Environmental conditions: deforestation and desertification; soil degradation; air and water; quality; per capita CO2 emissions.
Responsibility: John L. Allen.


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