History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Democratic States

History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Democratic States
Brand: Cambridge University Press
Product Code: 9780521189378
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History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Democratic States

Author: Jean Bottaro and John Stanley

Published: Jun 30, 2011

Format: Paperback


This new coursebook covers Paper 2, Topic 2, Democratic States – challenges and responses, in the 20th Century World History syllabus for the International Baccalaureate (IB) History programme.

It is divided into thematic sections, following the IB syllabus structure and is written in clear, accessible English and covers the following major themes:

  • Nature and structure of democratic (multiparty states).
  • Economic and social policies.
  • Political, social and economic challenges.

It covers the following areas for detailed study:

  • Africa: South Africa 1991–2000
  • Americas: United States 1953–73
  • Asia and Oceania: India 1947¬–64
  • Europe and Middle East: Weimar Germany 1919–33.


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About the Author
Jean Bottaro teaches South African, African and Modern World History in South Africa. She is an experienced examiner and moderator and the author of numerous history textbooks.

John Stanley teaches Modern History at Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale, in the UK, and has been a History Examiner.



  • Detailed study of both primary and secondary sources to develop students’ analytical skills.
  • A historiographical approach, introducing students to the key historical debates.
  • Definitions of key terms and facts displayed alongside the text for easy reference.
  • Extensive exam practice with Paper 1 and Paper 2 exam-style questions at the end of each chapter and in a separate chapter at the end of the book.
  • Model answers with sample examiner’s comments to help students improve their exam performance.
  • Links to Theory of Knowledge concepts alongside appropriate topics to stimulate thought and discussion.

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