Political Handbook of the World 2016-2017
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Political Handbook of the World 2016-2017

Two Volume Set
  • Tom Lansford - University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast

April 2017 | 1 976 pages | CQ Press

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 and political 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.

 
Intergovernmental Organization Abbreviations
 
Preface
 
About the Editors and Contributors
 
G O V E R N M E N T S
 
Volume 1
 
Afghanistan
 
Albania
 
Algeria
 
Andorra
 
Angola
 
Antarctica
 
Antigua and Barbuda
 
Argentina
Contested Territory  
 
Armenia
 
Australia
Related Territories  
 
Austria
 
Azerbaijan
 
Bahamas
 
Bahrain
 
Bangladesh
 
Barbados
 
Belarus
 
Belgium
 
Belize
 
Bhutan
 
Bolivia
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
Botswana
 
Brazil
 
Brunei
 
Bulgaria
 
Burkina Faso
 
Burundi
 
Cambodia
 
Cameroon
 
Canada
 
Cape Verde
 
Central African Republic
 
Chad
 
Chile
 
China
People’s Republic of China  
Taiwan  
 
Colombia
 
Comoros
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
Republic of the Congo
 
Costa Rica
 
Côte d’Ivoire
 
Croatia
 
Cuba
 
Cyprus
Turkish Sector  
 
Czech Republic
 
Denmark
Related Territories  
 
Djibouti
 
Dominica
 
Dominican Republic
 
Ecuador
 
Egypt
 
El Salvador
 
Equatorial Guinea
 
Eritrea
 
Estonia
 
Ethiopia
 
Fiji
 
Finland
Related Territory  
 
France
Related Territories  
 
Gabon
 
Gambia
 
Georgia
 
Germany
 
Ghana
 
Greece
 
Grenada
 
Guatemala
 
Guinea
 
Guinea-Bissau
 
Guyana
 
Haiti
 
Honduras
 
Hungary
 
Iceland
 
India
 
Indonesia
Annexed Territory  
 
Iran
 
Iraq
 
Ireland
 
Israel
 
Italy
 
Jamaica
 
Japan
 
Jordan
 
Kazakhstan
 
Kenya
 
Kiribati
 
Korea
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea  
Republic of Korea  
 
Kosovo
 
Kuwait
 
Kyrgyzstan
 
Laos
 
Latvia
 
Lebanon
 
Lesotho
 
Liberia
 
Libya
 
Liechtenstein
 
Lithuania
 
Luxembourg
 
Volume 2
 
Macedonia
 
Madagascar
 
Malawi
 
Malaysia
 
Maldives
 
Mali
 
Malta
 
Marshall Islands
 
Mauritania
 
Mauritius
 
Mexico
 
Micronesia, Federated States of
 
Moldova
 
Monaco
 
Mongolia
 
Montenegro
 
Morocco
Disputed Territory  
 
Mozambique
 
Myanmar (Burma)
 
Namibia
 
Nauru
 
Nepal
 
Netherlands
Aruba  
Curaçao  
St. Maarten  
 
New Zealand
Related Territories  
 
Nicaragua
 
Niger
 
Nigeria
 
Norway
Related Territories  
 
Oman
 
Pakistan
Related Territories  
 
Palau
 
Panama
Panama Canal Zone  
 
Papua New Guinea
 
Paraguay
 
Peru
 
Philippines
 
Poland
 
Portugal
Related Territories  
 
Qatar
 
Romania
 
Russia
 
Rwanda
 
St. Kitts and Nevis
 
St. Lucia
 
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
 
Samoa
 
San Marino
 
São Tomé and Príncipe
 
Saudi Arabia
 
Senegal
 
Serbia
 
Seychelles
 
Sierra Leone
 
Singapore
 
Slovakia
 
Slovenia
 
Solomon Islands
 
Somalia
 
Somaliland
 
South Africa
 
South Sudan
 
Spain
Related Territories  
 
Sri Lanka
 
Sudan
 
Suriname
 
Swaziland
 
Sweden
 
Switzerland
 
Syria
 
Tajikistan
 
Tanzania
 
Thailand
 
Timor-Leste (East Timor)
 
Togo
 
Tonga
 
Trinidad and Tobago
 
Tunisia
 
Turkey
 
Turkmenistan
 
Tuvalu
 
Uganda
 
Ukraine
 
United Arab Emirates
 
United Kingdom
Related Territories  
 
United Kingdom: Northern Ireland
 
United States
Related Territories  
 
Uruguay
 
Uzbekistan
 
Vanuatu
 
Vatican City State
 
Venezuela
 
Vietnam
 
Yemen
 
Zambia
 
Zimbabwe
Palestinian Authority/Palestine Liberation Organization  
 
I N T E R G O V E R N M E N T A L O R G A N I Z A T I O N S
 
African Union (AU)
 
Arab League
 
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
 
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
 
Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom)
 
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa)
 
The Commonwealth
 
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
 
Council of Europe
 
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
 
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
 
European Union (EU)
European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom)  
 
Group of Eight
 
Group of Twenty
 
International Criminal Court (ICC)
 
International Energy Agency (IEA)
 
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
 
Non-aligned Movement
 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
 
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
 
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
 
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
 
Organization of American States (OAS)
 
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
 
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
 
Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)
 
Regional Development Banks
African Development Bank (AfDB/BAD)  
Asian Development Bank (ADB)  
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD/BERD)  
European Investment Bank (EIB)  
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB/BID)  
 
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
 
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
 
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
 
Southern Cone Common Market (Mercosur/Mercosul)
 
United Nations (UN)
General Assembly  
General Assembly: Special Bodies  
United Nations Children’s Fund  
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development  
United Nations Development Program  
United Nations Environment Program  
United Nations Institute for Training and Research  
United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Refugees  
United Nations Population Fund  
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East  
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development  
United Nations University  
Security Council  
Security Council: Peacekeeping Forces and Missions  
United Nations/African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)  
United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)  
United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP)  
United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)  
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)  
United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)  
United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara  
United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)  
United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)  
United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire  
United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti  
United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)  
United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)  
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali  
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic  
Security Council: International Criminal Tribunals  
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)  
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)  
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)  
Economic and Social Council: Functional Commissions  
Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice  
Commission on Narcotic Drugs  
Commission on Population and Development  
Commission on Science and Technology for Development  
Commission for Social Development  
Commission on the Status of Women  
Statistical Commission  
Economic and Social Council: Regional Commissions  
Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)  
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)  
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)  
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)  
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)  
Trusteeship Council  
International Court of Justice (ICJ)  
Secretariat  
 
United Nations: Specialized Agencies
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)  
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)  
International Labour Organization (ILO)  
International Maritime Organization (IMO)  
International Monetary Fund (IMF)  
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)  
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)  
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)  
World Bank  
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)  
International Development Association (IDA)  
International Finance Corporation (IFC)  
World Health Organization (WHO)  
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)  
 
United Nations: Related Organizations
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)  
World Trade Organization (WTO)  
 
A P P E N D I X E S
 
Appendix A: Chronology of Major International Political Events: 1945–2016
 
Appendix B: Chronology of Major International Conferences Sponsored by the United Nations: 1946–2016
 
Appendix C: Membership of the United Nations and Its Specialized and Related Agencies
 
Appendix D: Serials List

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