History for the IB Diploma: Democratic States

History for the IB Diploma: Democratic States

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A series of five books that are divided into thematic sections, following the IB syllabus structure, and are written in clear, accessible English. The content is tailored to the requirements and assessment objectives of the IB syllabus and provides opportunities for students to make comparisons between different regions and time periods. Detailed primary and secondary sources develop students' analytical skill and a historiographical approach introduces them to the key historical debates. There is extensive exam practice with Paper 1 and Paper 2 exam-style questions at the end of each chapter and in a separate chapter at the end of the book. There are frequent links to Theory of Knowledge concepts to stimulate thought and discussion.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 240 pages
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139163124
  • 9781139163125

Table of contents

Part I. Nature and Structure of Democratic (Multiparty) States: 1. Constitutions (written and unwritten); 2. Electoral systems, proportional representation, coalition governments; 3. Role of political parties: role of an opposition; 4. Rose of pressure (interest/lobby) groups; Part II. Economic and Social Policies: 5. Employment; 6. Gender; 7. Health and education; 8. Social welfare; Part III. Political, Social and Economic Challenges: 9. Political extremism; 10. Ethnicity, religion and gender; 11. Movements for the attainments of civil rights; 12. Inequitable distribution of wealth/resources; Part IV. For Detailed Study: 13. Africa: South Africa 1991-2000 Mandela, Nigeria; 14. Americas: Argentina 1983-95, Alfonsin and Menem, Canada 1968-84, Trudeau, United States 1953-73, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon; 15. Asia and Oceania: India 1947-64, Nehru, Japan 1945-52, post-war reconstruction, Australia 1965-75; 16. Europe and Middle East: France 1958-69, de Gaulle, Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1967-90, Weimar Germany 1919-33.show more