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Profiles Of People In Power

Author : Roger East
ISBN : 9781317639398
Genre : Reference
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This new work of biographical reference presents succinct narrative biographies of every serving head of state and head of government. Its content covers approximately 200 countries and territories and provides over 300 biographical profiles. Each country section contains: * A brief explanation of its type of government and the roles of the head of state, the head of government and the legislature * Lists of the most recent heads of state and head of government, with dates of office * Biographical profiles of current head of state and government, and other recent incumbents of these positions who remain significant and active political leaders * A photographic section of a selection of the world's key political leaders * A full index by name, date of taking office, and source of authority.

The World Factbook

Author : Central Intelligence Agency
ISBN : 9788379912131
Genre : Reference
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

American Reference Books Annual

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
ISBN : UOM:39015066009815
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114613222
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Directories In Print

Author : Charles B. Montney
ISBN : CORNELL:31924107860409
Genre : Directories
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Changing Worlds

Author : David W.P. Elliott
ISBN : 9780199996087
Genre : Political Science
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Throughout the entire Cold War era, Vietnam served as a grim symbol of the ideological polarity that permeated international politics. But when the Cold War ended in 1989, Vietnam faced the difficult task of adjusting to a new world without the benefactors it had come to rely on. In Changing Worlds, David W. P. Elliott, who has spent the past half century studying modern Vietnam, chronicles the evolution of the Vietnamese state from the end of the Cold War to the present. When the communist regimes of Eastern Europe collapsed, so did Vietnam's model for analyzing and engaging with the outside world. Fearing that committing fully to globalization would lead to the collapse of its own system, the Vietnamese political elite at first resisted extensive engagement with the larger international community. Over the next decade, though, China's rapid economic growth and the success of the Asian "tiger economies," along with a complex realignment of regional and global international relations reshaped Vietnamese leaders' views. In 1995 Vietnam joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), its former adversary, and completed the normalization of relations with the United States. By 2000, Vietnam had "taken the plunge" and opted for greater participation in the global economic system. Vietnam finally joined the World Trade Organization in 2006. Elliott contends that Vietnam's political elite ultimately concluded that if the conservatives who opposed opening up to the outside world had triumphed, Vietnam would have been condemned to a permanent state of underdevelopment. Partial reform starting in the mid-1980s produced some success, but eventually the reformers' argument that Vietnam's economic potential could not be fully exploited in a highly competitive world unless it opted for deep integration into the rapidly globalizing world economy prevailed. Remarkably, deep integration occurred without Vietnam losing its unique political identity. It remains an authoritarian state, but offers far more breathing space to its citizens than in the pre-reform era. Far from being absorbed into a Western-inspired development model, globalization has reinforced Vietnam's distinctive identity rather than eradicating it. The market economy led to a revival of localism and familism which has challenged the capacity of the state to impose its preferences and maintain the wartime narrative of monolithic unity. Although it would be premature to talk of a genuine civil society, today's Vietnam is an increasingly pluralistic community. Drawing from a vast body of Vietnamese language sources, Changing Worlds is the definitive account of how this highly vulnerable Communist state remade itself amidst the challenges of the post-Cold War era.

Why Nations Fail

Author : Daron Acemoglu
ISBN : 9780307719225
Genre : Business & Economics
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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

A First Rate Madness

Author : Nassir Ghaemi
ISBN : 9781101517598
Genre : Political Science
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This New York Times bestseller is a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership. Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Programme at Tufts Medical Center, offers and sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders also make for the best leaders in times of crisis. From the importance of Lincoln's "depressive realism" to the lacklustre leadership of exceedingly sane men as Neville Chamberlain, A First-Rate Madness overturns many of our most cherished perceptions about greatness and the mind.

The Catholic Faith Handbook For Youth

Author : Brian Singer-Towns
ISBN : 9780884899877
Genre : Religion
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The Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found this catechetical text, copyright 2008, to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, Second Edition is an understandable and down-to-earth guide to all things Catholic. This book is an eye-opener and a page-turner, whether you are brushing up on specific Catholic terms and concepts or learning them for the first time. The second edition contains everything that people loved about the first edition, including structure of the book to parallel the Catechism of the Catholic Church. There are 37 content-rich chapters divided into 4 parts on creed, liturgy and sacraments, morality, and Christian prayer, full-color photos that illustrate the books content and range from saints photos, early and contemporary art, photos of modern day symbols of living the Catholic faith, Did You Know? sidebars, Live It! sidebars, Looking Back sidebars, Saintly Profiles sidebars, Glossary, Patron Saints List, summary of Catholic beliefs, timeline of Catholic historical events, index of key words and terms. New in the second edition! over 50 new "For Further Reflection" questions, an illustrated guide to Catholic signs and symbols, an index of questions frequently asked by teens that directs readers to the pages where they can explore answers, updated statistics, items helpful for the preparation of Confirmation, including an overview of the rite of Confirmation, the consecratory prayer used in the rite of Confirmation, the consecratory prayer used in the blessing of chrism, the timeline has been expanded from 4 to 6 pages to make it easier to read.

The State Of The American Empire

Author : Stephen Burman
ISBN : 0520248775
Genre : History
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"I applaud this long-awaited atlas. As a teacher of international and global studies I have been looking for such a volume--one that graphically represents some of the major impacts of the U.S. presence in the world order. This does a terrific job."--Stephen Gill, York University "Well conceived, informative, and easy to understand."--John Dumbrell, Durham University

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