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Title Governments around the world [ebook] : from democracies to theocracies / Fred M. Shelley, editor
Published Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2015]
Descript 1 online resource (xvi, 522 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Media computer c
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Chapter 1: Democracies and Republics; Afghanistan: Islamic Republic; Botswana: Parliamentary Republic; Canada: Parliamentary Democracy with Constitutional Monarchy; France: Republic; Russia: Federation; Taiwan: Multiparty Democracy; United States: Federal Republic; Chapter 2: Communist States; China: Communist State; North Korea: Communist State with Dictator Leader; Chapter 3: Monarchies; Bhutan: Constitutional Monarchy; Saudi Arabia: Absolute Monarchy; Spain: Parliamentary Monarchy
United Kingdom: Constitutional Monarchy, Commonwealth RealmChapter 4: Transitional States; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Eritrea; Libya; Chapter 5: Theocracies; Iran: Theocratic Republic; Vatican City: Ecclesiastical; Chapter 6: Other Government Types; Antarctica: Antarctic Treaty System; Mauritania: Military Junta; Palestine: De Facto State; Puerto Rico: Commonwealth; Somalia: Failed State; Uzbekistan: Authoritarian; Chapter 7: Transnational Organizations; The African Union; The Arab League; The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); The European Union
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)The United Nations; Appendix A: Opposing Viewpoints; What will Cuba be like in 2022?; What will North Korea look like in 2024?; What should be the Political status of Puerto Rico?; What can the Eurozone crisis teach us about economic interdependence?; Are free trade agreements such as NAFTA still relevant to national interests?; Appendix B: List of All Countries and Governments
Summary Political systems around the world can be a confusing subject. Why does England have both a monarchy and a prime minister? How does a federal republic differ from a federation and a republic? How is China a communist state without a dictator? And how is the United Nations managed? Governments around the World: From Democracies to Theocracies examines the major types of governments around the world, providing accessible descriptive country examples of each variation that allow readers to understand how governments operate and shape societies and cultures. An excellent resource for high scho
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Subject Comparative government
Comparative government.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Reference
Comparative government
Genre Electronic books
Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author Shelley, Fred M., 1952-
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781440838132
1440838135

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