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World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and Parties, 3-Volume Set, Fourth Edition
  • Authored by: Neil Schlager and Jayne Weisblatt, Editors; Orlando J. Pérez, Consulting Editor
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816059535
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5953-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $270.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 324.2
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 1696


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.

Coverage includes:

  • 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.



Index. Bibliography. Tables. List of acronyms and abbreviations. In three volumes.

About the Author(s)

Neil Schlager, who edited this edition with Jayne Weisblatt, is the founder and president of the Schlager Group. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the University of Denver Publishing Institute. After a long career with the Gale Group, during which he served as managing editor of the Multicultural Team and senior editor of New Product Development, he founded the Schlager Group in 1997. His publications have won numerous awards, including three RUSA awards from the American Library Association, two Booklist/RBB Editors' Choice awards, two New York Public Library Outstanding Reference awards, and a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award.

Jayne Weisblatt received an M.A. in English literature from Miami University, Oxford, OH. Before joining the Schlager Group, she was an editor at Iowa State University Press.

Orlando J. Pérez, Ph.D., is associate professor of political science at Central Michigan University, where he teaches courses in comparative politics, Latin American politics, and U.S.-Latin America relations.

Reviews and Awards

"...recommended for high-school, academic, and public libraries. Even if a library owns previous editions, this update would be a good purchase in order to stay abreast of the many changes in world politics."

"The work is a monumental one. Its editor[s] and contributors should be saluted for their fine work."
American Reference Books Annual

"...useful...Highly recommended."

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