on 29 February 2000
This book has been written for people who are new to the subject. I've tried to get under the skin of the region by looking at political themes which are common to us all rather than a country by country approach. The themes I have included will strike a chord with anyone who has an interest in politics and includes: women, ethnicity, nationalism, economy and democracy.
There is quite an extensive bibliography, case studies and further reading sections which are particularly useful for university students doing courses which relate to the region.
Finally, anyone who buys this book might like to know that ALL the royalties are being donated to the charity Save the Children.