Background and analysis of aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history in over 300 entries signed by leading scholars and human rights experts. The coverage includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms. Primarily focused on post-1945 developments.
Find background on historic origins of ideas of race and racism, and their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.
Information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system. Country profiles include: key facts, government and political history, current issues, political parties and organizations, legislatures and cabinets, and communications. Also profiles a number of intergovernmental organizations, such as the African Union, OPEC, NATO, the WTO, regional banks, and the International Criminal Court.