21 Debated

21 Debated : Issues in World Politics

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A supplement to core texts for introductory-level courses in Introduction to World Politics or International Relations; and Global Issues courses.Designed to offer instructors a way to tie together the theory and concepts of International Relations and World Politics with today's headlines, this text features 42 recent, opposing articles on 21 of the most talked about topics in international relations and world politics.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 149.4 x 222.5 x 15.2mm | 532.48g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130219800
  • 9780130219800

Table of contents

I. THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY. Issue I: Globalization. Pro: Globalization and Democracy, Charles K. Wilber, Journal of Economic Issues. Con: Globalizers of the World, Unite!, Daniel Drezner, Foreign Affairs.Issue 2: The Nation State. Pro: Bits, Bytes, and Diplomacy, Walter B. Wriston, Foreign Affairs. Con: The Real New World Order, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Foreign Affairs.Issue 3: International Court of Justice. Pro: Seeking Accountability for War Crimes: Past, Present and Future, David Scheffer, Address before Commonweath Club. Con: No, No, No to the International Court. II. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY. Issue 4: Nuclear Weapons. Pro: The Declining Utility of Nuclear Weapons, Goodpaster Committee, Washington Q. Con: Don't Even Think About Abolishing Nukes, Robert G. Joseph and John F. Reichart, Orbis.Issue 5: NATO Expansion. Pro: Sold on NATO: the Case for Expansion, John O'Sullivan, American Spectator. Con: The Case Against NATO Enlargement, Alvin Z. Rubenstein, Orbis.Issue 6: Nuclear Proliferation. Pro: Address by President Clinton May 16, 1998. Con: The Return of Nuclear Terror, Progressive.Issue 7: Terrorism. Pro: Responding to Terrorism, David Tucker, Washington Quarterly. Con: The Best Defense, Stephen L. Pomerantz, New Republic.Issue 8: Mercenaries. Pro: Outsourcing War, David Shearer, Foreign Policy. Con: General Assembly Resolution 52/112 of 12 Dec. 1997, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.III. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY. Issue 9: Poverty. Pro: The World's Slow Nightmare, James Buchan, New Statesman. Con: Increasing Inequality of Wealth?, John C. Weicher, Public Interest.Issue 10: Protectionism. Pro: Trade Free or Die, Robert J. Samuelson. Con: Chinese Rockets' Red Glare Is as Blinding as Free-Trade Fanaticism, Patrick Buchanan, Insight on the News.Issue 11. European Monetary Union. Pro: EMU and International Conflict, Martin Feldstein, Foreign Affairs. Con: EMU: A Worthwhile Gamble, Pierre Jacquet, International Affairs.Issue 12: International Monetary Fund. Pro: IMF and the Asian Flu, Jeffrey Sachs, American Prospect. Con: The IMF's Response to the Asian Crisis, IMF October 1998.IV. DEMOCRACY AT RISK. Issue 13: Future of Democracy. Pro: Democracy at Risk, Benjamin Barber, World Policy Journal. Con: Has Democracy A Future?, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Foreign Affairs.Issue 14: Russian Democracy. Pro: Russia, Land of Enterprise, Norman Lamont, Spectator. Con: Russia's Phony Capitalism, Grigory Yavlinsky, Foreign Affairs.Issue 15: Islam and Democracy. Pro: Islamic and Western Values, Ali A. Mazuri, Foreign Affairs. Con: Islamic Fundamentalism: A Transitory Threat?, David G. Kibble, Strategic Review.V. CHALLENGES FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION. Issue 16: Military Interventionism. Pro: The Case for Global Activism, Robert Kagan, Commentary. Con: Somalia Debacle Shows Idiocy of Unbridled Interventionism, Human Events.Issue 17: Sanctions. Pro: Sanctions: The Invisible Hand of Statecraft, David E. Weekman, Strategic Rev. Con: Sanctioning Madness, Richard N. Haass, Foreign Affairs.Issue 18: China. Pro: China Is No Threat, Wang Hao, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Con: China: Yes, Worry About the Future, Stephin P. Aubin, Strategic Review.Issue 19: Kosovo. Pro: Clinton on Kosovo. Con: Serb Propaganda.VI. ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH. Issue 20: Global Warming. Pro: The Cost of Combating Global Warming, Thomas C. Schelling, Foreign Affairs. Con: Hot Air, Jonathan H. Adler, National Review.Issue 21: AIDS. Pro: A Global Disaster, Economist. Con: HIV/AIDS US Aid and UN Response to the Epidemic in the Developing World, U.S. G.A.O. 7/27/98.
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