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Southern Miss Professor Edits Political Handbook of the World 2014

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LONG BEACH, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Tom Lansford, professor of political science at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, is editor for the “Political Handbook of the World 2014.”

The “Political Handbook,” first published in 1928, is currently published annually by CQ Press. The publication provides detailed information on the government, economy, political status, and history of more than 200 countries and territories, along with 38 international organizations. The 2014 edition featured 1,920 pages containing updated information on the composition of governments, the evolution of major and minor political parties and groups, and significant events within each country or organization.

Between 2004 and 2010, Lansford was an associate editor of the publication. He served as co-editor, along with Thomas C. Muller and Judith F. Isacoff, for the 2012 “Political Handbook of the World” before becoming sole editor for both the 2013 and 2014 editions.

For more information about the College of Arts and Letters at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus, visit www.usm.edu/gulfcoast/arts-letters.

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