Praise for the previous edition:
"...provides in a single source useful depth of information about both contemporary government structures and political parties. Highly recommended for all academic libraries."—Choice
"...recommended for [its] comprehensiveness."—Booklist
World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties, Fourth Edition provides comprehensive coverage of the governments and political parties of the world's nations. Each country is described in terms of its system and organization of government, as well as the processes through which political parties or interests bring their influence to bear on government.
Written by a team of political scientists and academic experts, each signed article includes a comprehensive list of further reading.
- System of government
- Power and responsibilities of various government branches
- The electoral system
- The party system (origins, organizations, campaigning)
- Major political parties (history, organizations, policy, membership, financing, leadership, prospects)
- Minor political parties
- Other political forces
- National prospects.