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CQ Press Unveils Political Handbook of the World 2010-in Print and Online

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (March 15, 2010) - CQ Press releases the newest edition of its best-selling annual global political guide Political Handbook of the World 2010. With more in-depth coverage of current political events and issues than any other country guide, Political Handbook of the World 2010 is the most authoritative source for finding in-depth facts and analysis on the political make-up of more than 200 countries and related or disputed territories around the world.

Political Handbook of the World 2010 is renowned for its extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 120 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies. This comprehensive, one-volume resource includes coverage of:

  • Current issues, crises, and controversies
  • Newly formed parties and governing coalitions as well as new party leaders
  • Maps illustrating current political boundaries
  • Important political events and foreign policy initiatives
  • The latest population figures, economic growth statistics, and political boundary maps
  • Activities of intergovernmental organizations

Political Handbook of the World 2010 : Online Edition combines the rich content found in the print book with the advanced online functionality demanded by today's researchers. This online editionis the ultimate research tool for finding current, accurate information on every country in the world.

Praise for previous editions:

"An excellent guide to basic information on structures, politics, and political parties in the nations of the world, and also the origins, membership, structure, and activities of intergovernmental organizations." -Choice

"Provides timely and comprehensive data on governments, political parties, legislatures, cabinets, and the media. It stands out as the best of its kind." -Foreign Policy Research Institute

"Given the complexity and pace of change of international politics, it is wise to purchase at least one good handbook annually. This one is highly recommended." -Library Journal



CQ Press is a leading publisher of books, directories, reference publications, and textbooks focusing on U.S. government, world affairs, communication, political science, and business, with a growing focus on digital content. Based in Washington, D.C., CQ Press is a division of SAGE, the world's leading independent academic and professional publisher (, and is known in classrooms, libraries and professional markets for its objectivity, breadth and depth of coverage, and editorial excellence.

Political Handbook of the World 2010

March 2010

1932 pages


ISBN 978-1-60426-736-5




Political Handbook of the World 2010: Online Edition
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