A useful and unique reference tool, in an alphabetical arrangement of ""what's what in politics"". While there is considerable biographical material, the inclusions are specifically designed to tie in with contemporary figures, or those recent enough to have had influence on political thinking. Terms, systems, trends, problems, watchwords of the contemporary world, political sketches of countries with the constitutions, political parties, specific problems -- such in brief outline is the scope of coverage. Cross references include allied subjects -- the intent to round out and amplify the extended definitions. A book for public, school and college libraries, and for students of world politics.