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International Relations by Griffiths, et al.Featuring over twenty new entries, International Relations: The Key Concepts is the essential guide for anyone interested in international affairs. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it introduces the most important themes in international relations in the post 9/11 era. Key areas cover international criminal law, human rights, the developing world (the Arab League, African Union), globalization and strategic studies. New entries include: The English School The Digital Divide The War on Terror The Bush Doctrine The International Criminal Court Legitimacy Global warming Unilateralism The Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC). Featuring suggestions for further reading as well as a unique guide to web sites on international relations, this accessible guide is a valuable aid to an understanding of this expanding field.
Call Number: REF 327.03 G855i 2008
The Almanac of American Politics by Michael BaroneThe Almanac of American Politics is the gold standard for everyone involved, invested, or interested in American politics. Includes profiles of every member of Congress and every governor. It offers in-depth narrative profiles of all 50 states and 435 House districts, covering everything from economics to history to, of course, politics. The new edition also contains Michael Barone's sharp-eyed analysis of the 2010 congressional elections, detailing significant trends, redistricting initiatives, and the like. Full of maps, census data, and information on topics ranging from campaign expenditures to voting records to interest group ratings.
Call Number: Reference Books 328.73 B265a
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012 by Census Bureau (U.S.)The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It is designed to serve as a convenient volume for statistical reference and as a guide to other statistical publications and sources. The latter function is served by the introductory text to each section, the source note appearing below each table, and Appendix I, which comprises the Guide to Sources of Statistics, the Guide to State Statistical Abstracts, and the Guide to Foreign Statistical Abstracts.
Call Number: Gov Docs Reference Books 317.3 U58
Booms and Busts by James Ciment, et al.This timely and authoritative set explores four centuries of good times and hard times in major economies throughout the world. Nearly 400 signed articles cover events from Tulipmania during the 1630s to the U.S. economic stimulus package of 2009, and introduce readers to underlying concepts, economic theories, recurring themes, major institutions, events, and notable figures. Written in a clear, accessible style, Booms and Busts supports history and economics curricula, and provides vital insights and perspective for students, teachers, and the general public--anyone interested in understanding the historical precedents, causes, and longer-term effects of the current global economic crisis. A chronology of major booms and busts throughout history, a glossary of economic terms, sources for further research, a topic finder, and a comprehensive index help make this encyclopedia the definitive reference on one of the most critical issues of our time.