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The Statesman's Yearbook 2013: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World

Series: The Statesman's Yearbook Volume: 2013

By: Barry Turner (Editor)

1600 pages, illustrations

Palgrave

Hardback | Aug 2012 | #207487 | ISBN-13: 9780230360099
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NHBS Price: £195.00 $246/€231 approx

About this book

This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis. The 2013 edition includes:

- Revised and updated biographical profiles of all current leaders
- Revised economic overviews for every country
- Expanded and updated historical introductions
- Chronology of key political events from April 2011 to March 2012
- NEW ESSAY: The Future Balance of Economic Power by Barry Turner
- NEW: Extensive factsheet on Migration
- NEW EXTRACT: Globalization and Human Mobility, from The Age of Migration by Stephen Castles and Mark J. Miller
- Detailed maps of all 194 countries


Contents

- Time Zones Map
- Flags of the World/Map of the World (Colour Pull-out Section)
- Preface
- The Future Balance of Economic Power by Barry Turner
- Migration
- The Human Tide
- World Population
- Key World Facts
- Chronology of World Events

PART I
- International Organizations

PART II: COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD A-Z:
- Key Historical Events
- Territory and Population
- Social Statistics
- Climate
- Constitution and Government
- Government Chronology
- Recent Elections
- Current Administration
- Current Leaders
- Defence
- International Relations
- Economy
- Energy and Natural Resources
- Environment
- Industry
- International Trade
- Communications
- Social Institutions
- Culture
- Diplomatic Representatives
- Further Reading
- Abbreviations
- Place and International Organizations Index
- Index of Current Leaders


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Biography

Barry Turner is the seventh Editor in the 149-year history of The Statesman's Yearbook. He has a PhD in Political History and has been a full-time writer for 30 years. He has worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the field of politics, biography, travel and education, and is the author of over 20 books. He is a regular contributor to The Times as a book reviewer and serializer.

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