The Statesman's Yearbook 2014: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World

Hardcover | August 16, 2013

EditorBarry Turner

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THE STATESMAN'S YEARBOOK 2014 is a Core Collections Star Title, as awarded by EBSCO.

This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis. The 2014 edition includes:

  • Revised and updated biographical profiles of all current leaders

  • Revised economic overviews for every country

  • Expanded and updated historical introductions

  • Chronology of key political events from April 2012 to March 2013

  • NEW ESSAY: A Proud Heritage by Barry Turner

  • NEW: Surprising facts and figures from 150 years of The Statesman's Yearbook

  • Original Statesman's Yearbook maps of 19th century North America and Europe

  • Detailed maps of all 194 countries

  • How…many official languages are there in South Africa?

    What…did three consecutive Danish prime ministers between 1993 and 2011 have in common?

    When…did the USA last have a budget surplus?

    Which…country is home to the most refugees?

    Who…became United Nations Secretary General in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011?

    THE EDITOR

    Author of over twenty books, most of which have a link to history and economics, Dr Barry Turner is the seventh editor in the 150-year history of The Statesman's Yearbook.

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THE STATESMAN'S YEARBOOK 2014 is a Core Collections Star Title, as awarded by EBSCO.This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis. The 2014 edition includes: Revised and updated biographical profiles of all current leaders Revised economic ov...

Barry Turner is the seventh editor in the 150-year history of The Statesman's Yearbook. He has a Ph.D. in Political History and has been a full-time writer for 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 20 books. He is a regular contribut...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1604 pages, 10.15 × 7.59 × 2.62 inPublished:August 16, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230377696

ISBN - 13:9780230377691

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Table of Contents

Time Zones Map
Flags of the World/Map of the World (Colour Pull-out Section)
Key World Facts
Chronology of World Events
PART I
1. International Organizations
PART II: COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD A-Z:
2. Key Historical Events
3. Territory and Population
4. Social Statistics
5. Climate
6. Constitution and Government
7. Government Chronology
8. Recent Elections
9. Current Administration
10. Current leaders
11. Defence
12. InternationalRelations
13. Economy
14. Energy and Natural Resources
15. Environment
16. Industry
17. International Trade
18. Communications
19. Social Institutions
20. Culture
21. Diplomatic Representatives
Further Reading
Abbreviations
Place and International Organizations Index
Index of Current leaders

Editorial Reviews

'The most comprehensive guide to world political and economic affairs' - Robert Thomson, Publisher, Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal 'the most convenient and reliable starting point for information on International affairs. Its coverage is unparalleled for a one-volume resource, and it has never let me down' - George J. Mitchell, American special envoy to the Middle East 'A miracle of compression: the key facts about the entire world crisply collated in [its] tightly edited pages. It is an essential desktop guide for anyone who needs to think, write or talk about the nature and future of our unimaginably odd and constantly surprising planet' - Godfrey Smith, The Sunday Times 'All you need to know about the population of various states and countries, officials, exports, constitutions, governments, diplomatic representatives, religion, finance and basic histories' - The New York Times 'full of invaluable material about every country in the world. For someone like me who spends much of my time travelling, it is an invaluable treasure trove. I would warmly recommend it to other readers' - The Right Honourable Christopher F. Patten, CH, Chancellor of Oxford University 'should be in every office which is concerned with world trade and, indeed, in every school which produces the future traders. It is an essential tool of all global thinking' - Geographical Magazine Bestselling Reference title – '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' – library Journal 'The information this book contains renders it indispensible' - The New York Times, 1874