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The World Guide


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How to read The World Guide. 4 - 14 Preface. 15 Roberto Bissio. Staff / Acknowledgements. 16 section I: Global issues. 17 - 59 Hopes and fears The world according to... 60 The World Bank, UN Development Program and UNICEF Non-governmental organizations/campaigns. 61 - 62 section II: Countries. 65 - 584 History, society, politics, environment and main issues country by country. A basic bibliography. 585 - 586 Index. 587 - 592 section III: The whole world in figures. 593 - 623 All the countries; their main statistics.

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Amir Hamed is co-editor of the World Guide and works for the Instituto del Tercer Mundo (Third World Institute), a non-profit institution dedicated to information, communication and education, based in Uruguay Chris Brazier has been a co-editor of New Internationalist magazine since 1984. His previous publications include Vietnam: The Price of Peace and (as editor) Raging Against the Machine. Since 2001 he has also been principal writer for UNICEF's The State of the World's Children report.


'An impressive reference source.' The Times, London 'A 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.' WorldViews Resource Center, Michigan 'A necessary working tool for anyone interested in contemporary issues.' Le Monde Diplomatique, Paris 'A worthwhile addition to any teacher's library.' ELT Journal, London 'Good news for anyone looking for a handy overview of the world, the countries and the places of our planet.' Financial and Economic Times, Brussels 'This is the best and most accessible general reference resource available on the Third World.' The Australian 'The layout is user-friendly, the text is clear and clean, and - most important of all - one can quote the statistics with confidence. The book is now an indispensable tool for our work.' Oxfam UK

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