808 Pages
    by Routledge

    Presents text, statistics and directory information on the geography, recent history and economy of the Western European countries and territories.
    Key features include
    * Contributions from acknowledged experts
    * A definitive factual and statistical survey of each country
    * Over 700 pages of impartial data.

    General Survey
    * Introductory articles written by acknowledged experts cover issues of regional importance, such as: The European Union Towards 2004; European Defence: All Illusions Exposed; The Politics of Immigration and Asylum in Western Europe; Economic Survey of Western Europe and Western Europe and the Developing World.

    Country Surveys
    Individual chapters on each country, which comprise of:
    * An introductory survey, containing essays on the geography, history and economy of each country, which includes a full chronology and map
    * An extensive economic and demographic survey of the latest available statistics on area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications media and education
    * A full directory section with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail and internet addresses covering the constitution, government, legislature, judiciary, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religious groups, the media, finance, trade and industry, tourism, defence and education
    * A select bibliography, containing suggestions for further research.

    Background to the Region * Introductory articles written by acknowledged experts cover issues of regional importance * Chronology Country Surveys * A separate chapter for every country in the region providing details of geography, recent history and the economy; A demographic and economic survey using the latest available statistics on finance, industry, agriculture, trade, population, education, transport and tourism; A directory of essential names, addresses and contact numbers, e-mail and internet, for key areas such as, the constitution, government and politics, diplomatic representation, the judicial system, religion, the press, publishers, broadcasting and communications, finance, trade and industry, transport and tourism; A select bibliography is also included.


    Juliet Love, Jillian O'Brien; Europa Publications

    'Excellent, authoritative, valuable.' - Reference Reviews

    'Saves time in researching Western European Countries- at the same time providing users with well-informed commentaries and the latest statistical and directory information.' - Social Science Review

    'A valuable reference work.' - The Geographic Journal

    ' ... recommended for library purchase.' - Irish Political Studies

    'Prepared with meticulous attention to detail which characterizes the Europa series of reference books.' - Reference and Research Book News