Accession Number : ADA291195

Title :   Area Handbook Series: Austria: A Country Study.

Descriptive Note : 2ND EDITION,

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Solsten, Eric ; McClave, David E.

PDF Url : ADA291195

Report Date : DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 339

Abstract : This volume is one in a continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the Department of the Army. The last two pages of this book list the other published studies. Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Each study is written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists. The authors seek to provide a basic understanding of the observed society, striving for a dynamic rather than a static portrayal. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, their common interests and the issues on which they are divided, the nature and extent of their involvement with national institutions, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order. Like its predecessor, this study attempts to review the history and treat in a concise and objective manner the dominant social, political, economic, and military aspects of Austria. Sources of information included books, scholarly journals, foreign and domestic newspapers, official reports of government and international organizations, and numerous periodicals on Austrian and international affairs. -BKA

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *HANDBOOKS, *AUSTRIA, *GEOGRAPHY, *NATIONAL DEFENSE, POLICIES, COMMERCE, EXPORTS, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, SOCIETIES, DEMOGRAPHY, MINORITIES, FAMILY MEMBERS, TOPOGRAPHY, HISTORY, CLIMATE, PUBLIC HEALTH, HOUSINGS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, RELIGION, POLITICAL REVOLUTION, IMPORTS, SOCIAL SECURITY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Geography
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE