The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

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This volume provides a comprehensive and 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. There are entries on such key topics as domino theory, federalism, the Third World, Green parties, gay/lesbian rights, and the New Right; information on important conventions and treaties like the Helsinki Accords and the Monroe Doctrine; and biographies of major political figures of recent times, including Churchill, Hitler, Gandhi, Mao Zedong, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Boris Yeltsin. Combining fact and interpretation, this reference is beneficial to students, journalists, business people and anyone with an interest in world affairs.show more

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  • Hardback | 1087 pages
  • 175.26 x 238.76 x 55.88mm | 1,632.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • maps
  • 0195059344
  • 9780195059342

About Joel Krieger

About the Editors: Joel Krieger (Editor in Chief) is Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College. Editors are William A. Joseph (Wellesley College), Miles Kahler (University of California, San Diego), Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja (Howard University), Barbara B. Stallings (University of Wisconsin), and Margaret Weir (Brookings Institute). James A. Paul is Consulting Editor.show more

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Oxford companions have a justified reputation for excellence and this one (1993) is no exception. Politics of the World serves variously as a dictionary of biography, an almanac and a guide to political terminology. The emphasis is American (it has been essentially compiled in the US), thus all presidents since Roosevelt are in, but only Churchill and Thatcher qualify for Britain, de Gaulle and Mitterrand for France. But where it really comes into its own is under such diverse headings as World Bank, Convergence Thesis and Sovereignty. All such subjects are covered with a conciseness that renders the process of enlightenment all but painless, and this promises to be an indispensable work for anyone interested in modern history. (Kirkus UK)show more

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