Introducing Global Issues

Introducing Global Issues

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Issues ranging from conflict and security, to the economy and economic development, to the environment are explored in this fully revised and updated edition of "Introducing Global Issues."Increased attention is given in the new edition to the historical conditions that have exacerbated the gap between North and South. Also notable are discussions of international efforts to deal with such challenges as terrorism, human rights violations, the threat of nuclear proliferation, global warming, and the seemingly intractable Israel-Palestine conflict.The material has been successfully designed for readers with little or no prior knowledge of the topics covered. Each chapter provides an analytical overview of the issues addressed, identifies the central actors and perspectives, and outlines past progress and future prospects. Discussion questions are posed to enhance students' appreciation of the complexities involved, and suggestions for further reading additionally enrich the text.This title introduces students to the challenging contemporary issues of conflict and security, the global economy, development, and the environment.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1588265595
  • 9781588265593
  • 807,135

Table of contents

Introducing Globalization and Global Issues - M.T. Snarr. Conflict and Security. Weapons Proliferation and Conflict - J.S. Lantis. Nationalism - L.M. Kassem, A.N. Talbott, and M.T. Snarr. The Challenge of Human Rights - D.N. Snarr. Global Security - S. Kay. The Global Economy. Free Trade vs. Protectionism: Values and Controversies - B.E. Moon. The Political Economy of Development - M.E. Batiuk. Poverty in a Global Economy - D. Reeves and J. D'Costa. Development. Population and Migration - E. Percy Kraly and F. Mulligan. Women and Development - E. Boulding and H. Parker. Children - G. Kent. Health - L. Heninger and K.M. Swindler. The Environment. Sustainable Development - P.S. Chasek. Regulating the Atmospheric Commons - M. Seis. Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources - J.A. Winzer and D.S. Davenport. Conclusion. Future Prospects - M.T. Snarr.show more

About Michael T. Snarr

Michael T. Snarr is associate professor of social and political studies at Wilmington College. D. Neil Snarr is professor of sociology at Wilmington College.show more

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