Globally renowned for its accuracy, consistency and reliability, the "Europa World Year Book 2016" is your source for detailed country surveys containing the latest analytical, statistical and directory information for over 250 countries and territories. For ninety years since its first publication, the "Europa World Year Book" has been the premier source of contemporary political and socio-economic analysis for library reference shelves, offering timely information with a global reach. The "Europa World Year Book 2016" is also available online as an authoritative and regularly-updated digital resource. For more information, please visit: www.europaworld.com.
This in-depth survey of over 250 countries and territories covers the geography, economy and history of each country and includes statistics, directories and current analysis. Plus a section on over 1,650 international organizations.
Covers hundreds of international organizations; offers historical, governmental, and economic data on countries and territories; and provides names and addresses of political, religious, financial, and tourist figures and institutions.
When you need to source accurate information on the past history, achievements and current activities of leading world figures, from heads of state to sporting greats, Europa's The International Who's Who 2016 provides the answer. Published annually since 1935 The International Who's Who is your source for hard-to-find biographical details on over 25,000 of the world's most prominent and influential personalities. Each year, all the featured personalities are given the opportunity to update their entry, providing new information on education, artistic achievements, leisure interests, awards, contact details and much more. Also available online at www.worldwhoswho.com, featuring thousands of click-through web links and email addresses, and advanced search functions enabling users to search by name, nationality, place and date of birth and by profession.
Provides detailed country surveys containing the analytical, statistical and directory data available for over 250 countries and territories. This work contains a comprehensive listing of some 1,900 International Organizations such as the United Nations, European Union, the International Organization for Migration and the World Trade Organization.
Referanseverk i 2 bind som tar for seg 250 land, med det siste innen analytiske og statistiske data, samt adressekalender. Bind 1 tar for seg 1650 internasjonale organisasjoner og land alfabetisk fra Afghanistan til Jordan, bind 2 tar for seg land fra Kazakhstan til Zimbabwe. 4450 s.
The Europa World Year Book is globally respected as one of the world's leading reference sources. Renowned for its accuracy, reliability and consistency, this 41st edition presents incisive, authoritative and up-to-date social, political and economic information on over 250 countries and territories. Volume One provides details on International Organizations and alphabetically arranged individual country surveys from Afghanistan to Jordan. Volume Two covers the countries from Kazakhstan to Zimbabwe.The Europa World Year Book includes a comprehensive listing of more than 1,650 international organizations, including extensive coverage of the United Nations and its agencies and bodies, the World trade Organization and European Union. Full contact details are provided as well as brief histories, members, committees, finance, publications, and a resume of activities. An index of organizations is provided.
The definitive one-volume guide to all sub-Saharan African countries, providing invaluable economic, political, statistical and directory data. General Survey Thoroughly revised and updated analytical articles written by experts on the region and covering both continent-wide and sub-regional issues. Country Surveys Individual chapters on every country incorporating: essays on the physical and social geography, recent history and economies an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators a full directory containing names, addresses and contact details for key areas such as the government, diplomatic representation, the media, finance, trade and industry, and defence a useful bibliography, providing sources for further research. Regional Information Detailed information on regional organizations; commodities; research institutes; and select bibliographies of books and periodicals.
The definitive survey of the countries and territories of Western Europe, comprising expert analysis and commentary, up-to-date economic and socio-political data and extensive directory information. General Survey Essays by leading experts on the area cover issues of regional importance. Country Surveys Individual chapters on each country, comprising: an introductory survey, containing essays on the geography, history and economy of each country, including a chronology and map. an extensive statistical survey of economic and demographic indicators, including area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications media and education. a comprehensive directory of names and contact details covering the most significant political and commercial institutions. Regional Information a directory of research institutes specializing in the region bibliographies of books and periodicals covering the region.
Now in its 66th edition, The Europa World of Learning is one of the world's leading reference works. Updated to the highest editorial standards, entries are sourced directly from the organizations to ensure accurate and reliable information. The accreditation status of every university and college is verified before its entry is approved. Every type of academic institution is covered, including over: 7,800 universities and colleges 5,800 research institutes 3,400 museums and art galleries 5,000 learned societies 3,600 libraries and archives 850 regulatory and representative bodies Separate chapters for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe each feature an introductory survey of the country's higher education system. A separate section covers international organizations concerned with higher education and scholarship. Subscribers may download these online at www.worldoflearning.com alongside an archive of essays from past editions.
In diesem Buch werden erstmals die wichtigsten Institutionen, Akteure und Politikfelder der Demokratie und Politik Indiens dargestellt. Die Indische Union ist mit über einer Milliarde Menschen die größte Demokratie der Welt. Seit der Unabhängigkeit 1947 hat das politische System eine eindrucksvolle Leistungsfähigkeit bewiesen. Regelmäßige Wahlen, föderale Staatsstruktur und die Einbeziehung der unteren Kasten haben dazu beigetragen, die territoriale Einheit dieses südasiatischen Vielvölkerstaates zu bewahren. Die Liberalisierung 1991 hat die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung beschleunigt und stellt das politische System vor neue Herausforderungen. Nach dem Ende des Ost-West-Konflikts hat Indien seine Beziehungen zu den USA, China und der Europäischen Union ausgebaut und strebt eine Führungsrolle im internationalen System des 21. Jahrhunderts an.
Political Change in Switzerland explains the striking recent political developments in Switzerland, an important but surprisingly little known and often misunderstood country, aiming to dissipate prevailing myths about Switzerland in its European context. Firstly, the title provides an analysis of the way the practice and processes of Swiss politics have so dramatically changed over the last 25 years, setting out the differences between outside perceptions and changing Swiss realities. Secondly, it discusses how far the country has moved, from the stability of the post-war period to a new era of uncertainty, in which the so called Sonderfall, or special case, no longer seems to apply. In doing so it analyses the populist movement, centred on the Swiss People’s Party, examining its support and tactical operations, as well as the response of the establishment to the challenges the movement poses, both generally and where key questions of policy on foreigners and the EU are concerned. Finally, the title explains how much of this change is related to Europe, and discusses the prospects for Switzerland, Europe and the EU member states in the light of this new Swiss uncertainty. The way in which globalization has imposed new stresses on Switzerland, both in external policy and social terms, is the key theme of the title. These stresses have, in turn, encouraged the growth of a new populist movement, drawing on social classes previously supportive of other forces, and employing aggressive new tactics, creating a challenge that the establishment has found it hard to counter, so that stability has been compromised. As a result, Switzerland now faces two linked policy challenges, to find ways of accommodating unease about immigration and to devise a realistic and widely acceptable new relationship with the EU. The book’s underlying belief is that these changes have left the country divided and uncertain about its future. This title offers in-depth analysis of Switzerland's domestic and European politics and policies. It is also innovative in trying both to bring out the European roots of recent political changes in Switzerland and of the challenges these pose to the Swiss status quo and for the evolution of the EU and member states such as the United Kingdom. This is a book for those interested in Switzerland, academics, business people, diplomats, journalists and political commentators.
This book outlines the foreign and security policy of the European Union as envisaged under the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Since establishing the CFSP in the 1990s, the European Union (EU) has showed its enthusiasm for global leadership, empowering European citizenship, and developing its international standing as an economic and political supranational organization. In particular, the book examines the EU’s peacekeeping and conflict resolution dynamics in order to analyze the political and security dimensions of the EU. It argues that, due to the loose collective foreign policy and inter-bloc dilemmas, the EU has failed to perform as an actor of substance in international politics. However, at the regional level, the EU’s peacekeeping efforts have enjoyed considerable success. The book further explains the dynamics of successful (regional) and unsuccessful (extra-regional) peacekeeping and conflict resolution efforts on the part of the EU with the help of a case study. The case study assesses two key hypotheses: that the stronger an EU member state’s collective Europeanization approach is, the higher the success of the EU is in inter-bloc disputes; and that the weaker an EU member state’s execution of the CFSP on international disputes is, the less successful the EU is in the context of international peacekeeping.
Now in its 151st edition, The Statesman's Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable information on every country in the world. Covering political, economic, social and cultural aspects, the Yearbook is also available online for subscribing institutions: http://www.statesmansyearbook.com.

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