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Global Development: Background

Background Country Information

For some ebook packages we do not have access to all content listed.

Cambridge Histories Online. Searchable text of the Cambridge Histories series. The regional history section has large multi-volume books on regions (e.g. Latin America and Africa) as well as large and populous countries (e.g. China and India).

CQ Political Handbook of the World. Information on government and political party systems of more than 200 countries. Information includes key facts, government and political history, current issues, and political parties.

Library of Congress Country Studies. Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Oxford Reference Online.(History). Scholarly historical encyclopedias and dictionaries on a wide range of regions and topics. Be patient - some content is well hidden.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports and Profiles. Analysis of current economic and political events in more than 200 countries.

Human Development Report Library Includes the UNDP flagship publication the Human Development Report, as well as national human development reports from over 250 countries and regions.

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Covers all topics in human geography and related disciplines.

Oxford Handbooks Online Political Science. Scholarly online historical encyclopedias and dictionaries, including military history, the Enlightenment, the Middle Ages, World War II, world exploration, African American history and more.

World Development Report Library. Collection of the World Bank's flagship publication on economic development going back to 1978.

Development Reference Books