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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780195117394
Published online January 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199891160 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195117394.001.0001
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Abdel Nasser, Gamal

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January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

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Abortion

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January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 4 words.

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Acheson, Dean

David McLellan.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 427 words.

Born in 1893 in Middletown, Connecticut, Dean Acheson trained as a lawyer and developed formidable administrative talents. He first entered

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Affirmative Action

Glenn C. Loury and Lani Guinier.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 7974 words.

This article consists of a pair of essays by two contributors with different perspectives and interpretations of affirmative action. The

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Afghanistan

William Maley.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 1655 words.

Modern-day Afghanistan, a landlocked state in Southwest Asia, emerged in the nineteenth century as a buffer between British India and

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AFL-CIO

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January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 11 words.

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African Americans

Clayborne Carson.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 3682 words.

More than 10 million people brought as slaves to the Americas during the period from the sixteenth to the nineteenth

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African Development Bank

Lual Acuek Deng.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 536 words.

The African Development Bank (ADB) was established in 1964 by thirty-two independent African states. Article 1 of the agreement establishing

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African National Congress

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January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 8 words.

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Aggression

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January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 5 words.

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Agrarian Reform

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January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 5 words.

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AIDS

Brooke Grundfest Schoepf.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 2422 words.

AIDS is a fatal disease syndrome that emerged during the late 1970s in Africa and the United States. The slow-acting

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Albania

Nicholas C. Pano.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 524 words.

The Republic of Albania is located in the southwestern quadrant of the Balkan Peninsula. With an area of 28,750 square

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Algeria

Robert A. Mortimer.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 1203 words.

For a quarter-century after independence in 1962, Algeria's political system was strongly marked by the ideological and institutional heritage

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Algerian War of Independence

Robert A. Mortimer.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 803 words.

The Algerian war (November 1954–March 1962) was a major event in the history of decolonization in Africa. The

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Allende, Salvador

Paul W. Drake.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 1094 words.

Salvador Allende Gossen became an international symbol of the attempt to create socialism through nonviolent, democratic means. As a politician,

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Alliance

Stephen M. Walt.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 579 words.

An alliance is a cooperative security relationship between two or more states, usually taking the form of a written military

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Amazon Development

Stephen G. Bunker.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 1136 words.

Natural resource extraction has dominated regional economies of the Brazilian Amazon. During the rubber boom from the 1860s to 1910

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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

Graham K. Wilson.

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 1568 words.

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is the peak association representing labor in the United

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American Foreign Policy

in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics. 7 words.

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