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Political Science: Countries

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Background Notes. 1998. [Gov Docs S 1.123:]
Comprehensive information about many countries throughout the world published by the U.S. State Department. Geographic, demographic, political, economic, and cultural information are usually provided.

CIA World Factbook. 2010. [Online and Ref. Desk PREX 3.15:2010]
Provides statistical and narrative information about countries of the world.

Constitutions of the World. 1995. [Ref. K 3157 E5 M33]
Provides descriptions of constitutions and constitutional histories. Arranged alphabetically by country with a glossary and index.

Europa Regional Surveys of the World. 7 volumes. 2003.
Provides lengthy summaries of the geography, history, government, economy, services, religion, media, and more for each country in the world. Descriptive information, as well as statistical tables and charts, are included. Titles in the 2003 series are as follows. Older editions of several of the works are also available in the Book Stacks.

  • Africa South of the Sahara (Ref. D3 A4 A3)
  • Far East and Australasia (Ref. D3 A4 F3)
  • South America, Central America, and the Caribbean (Ref. D3 A4 S6)
  • Western Europe (Ref. D3 A4 W4)
  • The USA and Canada (Ref. D3 A4 U8)
  • Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia (Ref. D3 A4 E2)
  • Central and South-Eastern Europe (Ref. D3 A4 C4)
  • Middle East & North Africa (Ref. DS 49 .M5)

Europa World Yearbook. 2 vols. 2011. [Ref. Desk JN 1 E85]
Provides summaries of the geography, history, government, economy, services, religion, and media of each country in the world. Descriptive information, as well as statistical tables and charts, are included. See also Political Handbook of the World (older editions JF 37 P61), Statesman's Yearbook (Ref. JA 51 .S7), and the Commonwealth Yearbook (Ref. JN 248 .C5912).

European Political Facts, 1648-1984. 4 vols. 1975-1984. [Ref. JN 3 C65]
Provides facts about the elections, government leaders, justice systems, economy, etc. of the European countries. See also European Political Facts, 1900-1996 (Ref. JN 12 C637 1998) and British Political Facts, 1900-1985 (Ref. JN 231 B8).

Rulers and Governments of the World, Earliest Times-1975. 3 vols. 1977-1978. [Ref. D 11 R84]
Arranged alphabetically by country or territory, provides ruler's dates of birth, accession, nomination, or election, relation to preceding ruler, and resignation or death.