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The Resource The Oxford companion to politics of the world, editor in chief, Joel Krieger ; editors, William A. Joseph [and others] ; consulting editor, James A. Paul

The Oxford companion to politics of the world, editor in chief, Joel Krieger ; editors, William A. Joseph [and others] ; consulting editor, James A. Paul

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The Oxford companion to politics of the world
Title
The Oxford companion to politics of the world
Statement of responsibility
editor in chief, Joel Krieger ; editors, William A. Joseph [and others] ; consulting editor, James A. Paul
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 nationalism emerges amidst economic devastation. Indeed, nations everywhere, however powerful, are buffeted on every side. Their sovereignty is checked by the global economy as well as powerful regional economic and political blocs. At a time of exceptional ferment, Oxford is pleased to present the most authoritative, timely, in-depth reference available for understanding the people, nations, conflicts, movements, institutions, and issues that dominate the world political stage." "Edited by a team of eminent political scientists, The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World 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. Drawing on the insights of nearly 500 authors from more than 40 countries, the volume 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 by Garry Wills and one of Winston Churchill by Martin Gilbert; an essay on Claude Ake; an article on human rights by Aryeh Neier; coverage of such subjects as Hiroshima, sovereignty, and the International Court of Justice by Richard Falk. Todd Gitlin writes on the New Left, Anthony Lake on the Vietnam War and Robert B. Reich on deindustrialization. Charlotte Bunch examines feminism, and Zhores A. Medvedev explains 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 crucial information, new insights, and fresh interpretations as they consider the critical political developments of the twentieth century."
  • "The Oxford Companions have long been respected for their lively and informative presentation of the finest scholarship. (Harper's has called them "the best reference books in the language.") The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World maintains this high standard in an accessible, timely, thought-provoking, and comprehensive reference that captures the complexity, vitality, and endless fascination of contemporary world affairs."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320/.03
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JA61
LC item number
.O95 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
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Krieger, Joel
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  • Political science
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • Política mundial
  • Politieke stelsels
  • Internationale politiek
  • Wereldgeschiedenis
  • Politieke situatie
  • Science politique
  • Politique mondiale
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • WORLD POLITICS
  • ENCYCLOPAEDIAS
  • Science politique
  • Relations internationales
  • Political Science
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The Oxford companion to politics of the world, editor in chief, Joel Krieger ; editors, William A. Joseph [and others] ; consulting editor, James A. Paul
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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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
Control code
26218930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 1056 pages
Isbn
9780195059342
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92025043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)26218930
Label
The Oxford companion to politics of the world, editor in chief, Joel Krieger ; editors, William A. Joseph [and others] ; consulting editor, James A. Paul
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
26218930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 1056 pages
Isbn
9780195059342
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92025043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)26218930

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