The dtv-Atlas series started in 1964 with its bestselling dtv-Atlas World History, and has been extended by a number of subjects ever since, ranging from natural sciences to music, from philosophy to health. dtv-Atlases are designed to be reference books useful for both experts and casual readers.
The dtv-Atlas Politics includes a survey of political ideas and theories ranging from Plato to the end of the 20th century and explains the structures of various parliamentary systems and electoral systems as well as the political system of the European Union. It also covers topics such as international law, ethnic conflicts, international and non-governmental organisations, population development and much more.
Full-page colour graphics illustrate the text and provide additional information where necessary.