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The Statesman’s Yearbook 2020

The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World

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Reference work

Part of the The Statesman's Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. International Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 27-42
    3. Pages 43-55
    4. Pages 57-60
    5. Pages 61-65
    6. Pages 67-70
    7. Pages 71-73
    8. Pages 77-77
    9. Pages 79-83
  3. Countries of the World A–Z

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Pages 87-92
    3. Pages 93-97
    4. Pages 99-104
    5. Pages 105-107
    6. Pages 109-112
    7. Pages 113-115
    8. Pages 117-122

About this book


This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every

country of the world together with facts and analysis. The 2020 edition includes:

 Revised and updated biographical profiles of all current leaders

 Extensive updates to national economic overviews

 Expanded and updated historical introductions

 Week-by-week chronology of key political events from March 2018 to February 2019

 Comprehensive coverage of major international organizations and think tanks

 2018 in 1,000 words—a summary of the key events that dominated the world during the year


‘For more than a century and a half The Statesman’s Yearbook has provided scholars and practitioners with reliable and accurate political and economic information about the ever more complex world in which we live. Even in the age of the internet such a balanced and trustworthy resource remains essential.’ Roger E. Kanet, University of Miami and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (retd)

‘Over 1,000 pages of essential facts. Just as current but more reliable than the internet, I consult it almost daily.’ Professor R. N. Lebow, King’s College London

‘This yearbook is an invaluable source of reliable and concise information in the world of international affairs where rapid change makes it almost impossible to keep track of who is who and who does what.’ Professor Janne Haaland Matláry, University of Oslo

‘… this remains the preeminent and most comprehensive ready-reference source for current material about countries worldwide. Highly recommended.’ Donald Altschiller, Boston University Library

‘The fact that so much information can be crammed into one volume is a testament to the care and research involved.’ The Diplomat

‘All you need to know about the population of various states and countries, officials, exports, constitutions, governments, diplomatic representatives, religion, finance and basic histories.’ The New York Times


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Statesman’s Yearbook 2020
  • Book Subtitle The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World
  • Editors Palgrave Macmillan
  • Series Title The Statesman's Yearbook
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Limited 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-349-95939-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-95940-2
  • Series ISSN 0081-4601
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-812X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XLIII, 1484
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Science
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