The World Guide

The World Guide

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Drawing on United Nations' and other mainstream data, The World Guide includes all the facts, history, political, and economic analysis you would find in a conventional reference work, but it also offers information on the issues central to the lives of people in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The World Guide is written and produced by the Third World Institute in Uruguay, using research from across the countries of the South. As a world reference, it is unique in providing a view of the world qfrom the South.q Key features include: AšNEW design AšUpdated information on over 200 countries, including Timor Leste, West Papua, and Somaliland Aš25 new reports on topical global issues, such as the arms trade, corporate corruption, HIV/AIDS, sweatshops, anti-globalization movements, media, GM foods, climate change, and human rights AšMore than 20 tables of factual information on food, education, arms, population, women in government, corruption, debt, employment, and the environment AšqThe World in Figuresq--an updated section of data and statistics on child health, literacy, maternal mortality, land use, public expenditure, and other issues Aš20 or so background briefings including Rwanda's genocide, oil war in Chechnya, slavery in Africa, Operation Condor, Japan's nuclear power workers, and water privatization AšNEW qIn Focusq box giving at-a-glance information on each country's human rights, indigenous peoples, health and education, and HIV/AIDS prevalence AšA full index The fully searchable CD-ROM version includes additional Amnesty International and Social Watch reports. qThis is the best and most accessible general reference resource available on the Third World.q The Australian qGood news for anyone looking for a handy overview of the world, the countries and the places of our planet.q Financial and Economic Times, Brussels qA highly recommended reference book that gives readers a unique opportunity to see what the world looks like 'from the South'. The issues of peace and justice are embedded in the information.q WorldViews Resource Center, MichiganThe middle period in Nepalese history roughly corresponds with the rule of the Malla dynasty (10th-18th IN FOCUS ... Although most of the Licchavi kings were devout Hindus, they did not impose Brahmanic social codes or values on their non-Hindu subjects. ... violations and permanent caste-, class-, ethnicity- and gender-based discrimination pose a threat to human security, particularly among children.

Title:The World Guide
Publisher: - 2005


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