Governments around the World: From Democracies to Theocracies

Editor: Shelley, Fred M.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 978-1-44-083812-5
Category: Social Sciences - Political science
Image Count: 74
Book Status: Pending
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Governments around the World: From Democracies to Theocracies examines the major types of governments around the world, providing accessible descriptive country examples of each variation that allow readers to understand how governments operate and shape societies and cultures. An excellent resource for high school and college students as well as general readers, this work covers forms of government that include democracies, republics, communist states, monarchies, transitional governments, and theocracies as well as transnational organizations.

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Democracies and Republics
  • Afghanistan: Islamic Republic
  • Botswana: Parliamentary Republic
  • Canada: Parliamentary Democracy with Constitutional Monarchy
  • France: Republic
  • Russia: Federation
  • Taiwan: Multiparty Democracy
  • United States: Federal Republic
  • Chapter 2: Communist States
  • China: Communist State
  • North Korea: Communist State with Dictator Leader
  • Chapter 3: Monarchies
  • Bhutan: Constitutional Monarchy
  • Saudi Arabia: Absolute Monarchy
  • Spain: Parliamentary Monarchy
  • United Kingdom: Constitutional Monarchy, Commonwealth Realm
  • Chapter 4: Transitional States
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Eritrea
  • Libya
  • Chapter 5: Theocracies
  • Iran: Theocratic Republic
  • Vatican City: Ecclesiastical
  • Chapter 6: Other Government Types
  • Antarctica: Antarctic Treaty System
  • Mauritania: Military Junta
  • Palestine: De Facto State
  • Puerto Rico: Commonwealth
  • Somalia: Failed State
  • Uzbekistan: Authoritarian
  • Chapter 7: Transnational Organizations
  • The African Union
  • The Arab League
  • The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • The European Union
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • The United Nations
  • Appendix A: Opposing Viewpoints
  • What will Cuba be like in 2022?
  • What will North Korea look like in 2024?
  • What should be the Political status of Puerto Rico?
  • What can the Eurozone crisis teach us about economic interdependence?
  • Are free trade agreements such as NAFTA still relevant to national interests?
  • Appendix B: List of All Countries and Governments
  • Facts and Figures Sources