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The Statesman’s Yearbook

The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World 2017

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  • Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

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About this book

Introduction

THE STATESMAN'S YEARBOOK 2017 This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis. The 2017 edition includes:

  • Revised and updated biographical profiles of all current leaders
  • Extensive updates to country economic overviews
  • Expanded and updated historical introductions
  • Chronology of key political events from April 2015 to March 2016
  • Comprehensive coverage of major international organizations
  • 2015 in 1,000 words - a summary of the key events that dominated the world during the year
  • SPECIAL FEATURE: Barry Turner investigates democracy’s origins and role in the modern world, plus a factsheet on democracy throughout history
  • NEW: Civil and criminal justice rankings, plus updated corruption.
  • DID YOU KNOW?
  • Costa Rica abolished its army in 1948
  • Iceland was ranked first in a global gender gap index in 2015
  • Prior to its independence in 1971 Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan
  • In Niger the average woman gives birth to seven children
  • A professional comedian, Jimmy Morales, was elected president of Guatemala in 2015

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