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

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

by Barry Turner
     
 

For one hundred and forty three years The Statesman's Yearbook has been relied upon to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the current, political, economic and social status of every country in the world. The 2007 edition is fully updated and contains more information than ever before. In an endlessly changing world the annual publication of

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For one hundred and forty three years The Statesman's Yearbook has been relied upon to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the current, political, economic and social status of every country in the world. The 2007 edition is fully updated and contains more information than ever before. In an endlessly changing world the annual publication of The Statesman's Yearbook gives you all of the information you need in one easily digestible single volume. It will save hours of research and cross-referencing between different sources, and it is an essential annual purchase.
New for the 2007 Edition!
*Political Profiles: Brief biographical profiles of all current leaders.
*Government History: New tables showing names, party affiliation and dates in office for all leaders post WWII—allow readers to see at a glance how power has shifted.
*Economic Overviews: An expanded economic overviews field that gives more analysis of economic performance over the past year and forecasting of future trends.
*Historical Data: Expanded historical data with a listing of up to 10 years' GDP growth rate and inflation rate statistics and expanded historical introductions for each country.
*Global Focus Section on Economic Overview: Expert anaylisis of the world's economic performance over the past year, providing commentary at the regional and sector level to complement the country-by-country analysis.
*Global Focus on thematic essays on subjects of topical interest: For SYB 2007, these will be on the changing nature of democracy around the world (essay by Barry Turner) and on international military expenditure (by SIPRI).
*Maps: New half-page line maps for all 192 countries will replace the existing thumbnail locator maps, to show state names and boundaries, location of major cities, and names of bordering countries.
*Full text online at no extra cost

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Originally designed for statesmen but now used by anyone needing information on the politics, cultures, and economies of the world, this yearbook is one of the longest-running annual publications in history. Compiled by Barry Turner, the yearbook's seventh general editor and author of numerous reference publications (e.g., the annual Writer's Handbook), the 2007 edition contains more than 20 percent new material, increasing its scope to 1.5 million words. A standout feature is the foldout section providing a political world map and flags for 192 countries. There are also biographical profiles of current leaders, government histories, and various historical statistics, as well as new and original essays on topical issues in international affairs. Perhaps the most important new feature is not the new print edition but the availability of the book's content onlinefor the first time. The newly created web site (www.states-mansyearbook.com), which is available at no extra cost to anyone who purchases the book, is accessed via a unique registration code found on the sticker on the book's cover. Updated regularly and offering various dowloading options, the site comes with a single-user licence giving online access to the fully searchable text. Especially noteworthy to librarians: unlimited user upgrades are available for libraries that want to network the online version for wider use, and full usage statistics can be made available at any time.-Mirela Roncevic Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403992765
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/02/2006
Series:
Statesman's Yearbook Ser.
Pages:
1600
Product dimensions:
7.66(w) x 9.85(h) x 2.78(d)

Meet the Author

Barry Turner is the seventh editor in the 143-year history of The Statesmans Yearbook. He has a PhD in Political History and has been a full-time writer for more than 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 twenty books.

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