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The Oxford companion to politics of the world

Author: Joel Krieger
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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"Will the end of superpower rivalry bring greater international harmony - or more volatile and dangerously unpredictable conflicts? Where two massive spheres of influence once divided the globe, now regional conflicts erupt into scenes of tragedy and confusion. In Africa, the new Europe, Asia, and the Americas, nations chart a bold course toward democracy. But they cannot break free of old divisions, as ethnic
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
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Oxford companion to politics of the world.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)648251769
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Krieger
ISBN: 0195059344 9780195059342
OCLC Number: 26218930
Description: xxxi, 1056 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: This is an authoritative, timely, in-depth reference available for understanding the people, nations, conflicts, movements, institutions, and issues that dominate the world political stage. This book provides readers with the depth of coverage, the historical contexts, and the richness of interpretation needed to come to terms with today's volatile international scene. It provides comprehensive coverage of international affairs and domestic politics throughout the world. Articles discuss virtually every nation in the world, and include extensive information on institutions, political parties, leaders, and the sources of political mobilization and conflict. The volume also includes biographies of more than seventy-five political leaders and thinkers who have shaped the contemporary political world, and detailed discussions of critical historical developments and events, concepts, international law, and organizations. For example, there is a biography of Richard M. Nixon, Winston Churchill, an essay on development and underdevelopment, an article on human rights, coverage of such subjects as Hiroshima, sovereignty, and the International Court of Justice, the New Left, the Vietnam War, deindustrialization, feminism, and Chernobyl. The Companion also presents major interpretive essays treating seminal contemporary themes such as ethnicity, nationalism, war, gender and politics, and environmentalism, essays that offer readers a deeper, more substantial understanding of issues that dominate the headlines day after day. Drawn from a wide range of disciplines, including political science, economics, women's studies, law, anthropology, history, and business, the contributors to the volume provide factual information, new insights, and fresh interpretations as they consider the critical political developments of the twentieth century. This volume provides an up-to-date guide to the major themes, concepts and personalities of modern world politics in a single A-Z sequence. More than 400 scholars have contributed to the 650 entries, which offer truly global coverage of a wide range of vital contemporary concerns.
Responsibility: editor in chief, Joel Krieger ; editors, William A. Joseph [and others] ; consulting editor, James A. Paul.
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