The Statesman’s Yearbook

The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World 2017

  • Editors
  • Palgrave Macmillan

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. International Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Palgrave Macmillan
      Pages 3-8
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      Pages 10-13
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About this book


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.
  • 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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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Ltd 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-44008-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-68398-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-4601
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