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Encyclopedia of world political systems /
J. Denis Derbyshire, Ian Derbyshire.
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Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Reference, c2000.
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2 v. (xi, 930 p.) : maps.
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0765680254 (set ; alk. paper)
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Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Reference, c2000.
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0765680254 (set ; alk. paper)
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4185589
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
The Comparative Approach
Understanding Political Systems
Political Animal
What is a Political System?
The Advantages of Comparing Systems
The Nation-State
The Plan of the Book
Constitutions
What a Constitution Is
What a Constitution Is Not written and Unwritten Constitutions
What a Constitution Contains Rigidity and Flexibility
Separation or Fusion of Powers
Unitary or federal States
The Distribution of Power
The Role of the Judiciary Religion and the State
Unusual Constitutional Features
How Important Are Constitutions?
The Ideological Bases
The Nature of Ideology
Liberal Democracy
Emergent Democracy
Communism
Nationalistic Socialism
Authoritarian Nationalism
Military Authoritarianism
Islamic Nationalism Absolutism
The Changing Balance of Ideologies
Executives Political Executives
The Parliamentary Executive
The Limited Presidential Executive
The Dual Executive
The Communist Executive
The Unlimited Presidential Executive
The Military Executive
The Absolute Executive
Legislature, Assemblies, and Congresses
The Nature of Legislatures
Legislative Functions
Comparing Legislatures or Assemblies
One Chamber or Two?
Membership and Designation of Legislatures
Legislative Size
Legislative-Executive Relationship
The Representation of Interests
Elections and Voters
The Importance of Elections
Voting qualifications
Voting Systems
Elections Turnouts
Election-Rigging: Methods and Extent
Direct Democracy: The Growing Use of Referenda
Political Parties
The Mobilization of Sectional Interests
Pressure Groups Monism, Pluralism, and Corporatism
Pressure Groups and Political Parties
Parties in Liberal and Emergent
Democracies Parties in Communist States
The Party in Noncommunist
One-Party States
Parties in Militaristic and Absolutist States
Political Parties and Electoral Systems
Parties and the Legal Environment
Political Systems of the World's Nation-states
Introduction
Asia Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia (Kampuchea)
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
North Korea
South Korea
kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzia)
Laos
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar(Burma), Nepal
Pakistan
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkmenistan
Uzbekuistan
Vietnam Central America and the Caribbean Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominicica
Dominican Republic
EI Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
St.Christopher (St.Kitts)and Nevis
St.Lucia
St.Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus(Byelorussia)
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Estonia
Georgia
Greece
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Moldova
Poland
Romania
Russia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Turkey
Ukraine
Yugoslavia Central and Southern Africa Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic of
Congo
Republic of
Cote d'lvoire
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome e
Principle
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe The Middle East and North Africa Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt
Iran : Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Yemen North America Canada
United States of America (USA) Northern and Western Europe Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
San Marino
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom (UK)
Vatican City State Oceania Australia
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
The Federated States of (FSM)
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
The Philippines
Samoa (Western)
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu South America Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela
Towards One World
The Relics of Empire-Colonies, Dependencies, and Semi-Sovereign States
Building of the Colonial Empires: 1492-1919
Decolonization Process: 1920-98 Remaining Colonial Possessions and Dependencies in the World Today profiles of Existing Colonies and Dependencies: Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
The World Grows Smaller: International Cooperation Competition or Cooperation?
Global Cooperation
The United Nations Organization Global Cooperation
The Commonwealth Global Cooperation
The Non-Aligned Movement Global Cooperation: Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe/Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE/OSCE)
Global Cooperation: Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Global Cooperation
The Antarctic Treaty Interregional Cooperation Military Cooperation
Postwar Political Leaders in the World's Leading States
Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronymns
Data Sources
Index
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