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21 Debated Issues in World Politics / Edition 2
     

21 Debated Issues in World Politics / Edition 2

by Greg M Scott, Randal J. Jones Jr., Ph.D., Louis Furmanski Ph.D., Randall J. Jones, Gregory M. Scott
 

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ISBN-10: 0130458295

ISBN-13: 9780130458292

Pub. Date: 08/05/2003

Publisher: Pearson

This collection of recent, opposing articles on 21 of the most talked-about topics in world politics offers readers a way to tie together theory and concepts with today's headlines. Its informative yet provocative readings encourage discussions, questions, and analytical and critical thought. A seven-part organization covers complexities under

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This collection of recent, opposing articles on 21 of the most talked-about topics in world politics offers readers a way to tie together theory and concepts with today's headlines. Its informative yet provocative readings encourage discussions, questions, and analytical and critical thought. A seven-part organization covers complexities under the headings of: Global Community, Democracy in the World, Terrorism and Response, Nuclear Weapons and NATO, International Conflict Resolution, International Political Economy, and Environment and Health. MARKET: For anyone interested in international relations, global issues, and world politics.

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ISBN-13:
9780130458292
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/05/2003
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

I. GLOBALIZATION AND DEMOCRACY.

Issue 1: Globalization.

Meeting the Challenges of Globalization, Senator Dorgan. Problems of Globalization, Representative Duncan.

Issue 2: Globalization and the Nation State.

Bits, Bytes, and Democracy, Walter Wriston. The New Real World Order, Anne-Marie Slaughter.

Issue 3: Future of Democracy.

Consolidating Democratic Institutions, Second Ministerial Conference of the Community of Democracies. Has Democracy a Future?, Arthur M. Schlesinger.

II. THE WAR ON TERROR AND THE MIDDLE EAST.

Issue 4: Unilateralism.

Remarks at the United Nations and West Point, President Bush. Address to the General Assembly, Secretary General Annan.

Issue 5: Global Activism.

The Case for Global Activism, Robert Kagan. The War Party vs. The Peace Party, Raimondo.

Issue 6: Sanctions.

Sanctioning Madness, Richard N. Haass Sanctions: The Invisible Hand of Statecraft, David E. Weekman.

Issue 7: Israel and Palestine.

Support for Israel, Representatives Pence and Frank. Guarantee a Palestinian Homeland, Senator Hagel.

Issue 8: Islam and Politics.

Islamic and Western Values, Ali A. Mazrui. Islamic Fundamentalism: A Transitory Threat?, David G. Kibble.

Issue 9: Universal Jurisdiction.

American Foreign Policy and the International Criminal Court, Marc Grossman. Remarks on the International Criminal Court, Senator Dodd.

Issue 10: Civil Liberties.

Statements on Homeland Security, Attorney General John Ashcroft. Bill of Rights Cannot Be the Next Victim of Terrorism, Representative Woolsey.

Issue 11: Intelligence.

The Failure of U.S. Intelligence, Kristen Breitweiser. The FBI and 911, Robert S. Mueller.

Issue 12: Human Rights.

The Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policy, Lorne W. Craner. The Cancer of Human Rights, John A Gentry.

III. NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Issue 13: Nuclear Weapons.

The Declining Utility of Nuclear Weapons, Goodpaster Committee. Nuclear Posture Review, U.S. Department of Defense.

Issue 14: Missile Defense.

National Missile Defense Fact Sheet, Federation of American Scientists. Limitations of National Missile Defense, Senator Robert Byrd.

Issue 15: Nuclear Proliferation.

Counterproliferation Initiative, Ashton B. Carter. Nuclear Madness, Carter Schell.

Issue 16: NATO Expansion.

Remarks at the NATO Prague Summit, President Bush. NATO Deserves to Pass On, Rep. Rohrabacher.

IV. INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY.

Issue 17: International Monetary Fund.

Globalization's Democratic Deficit, Joseph Nye. International Seattle Coalition, Public Citizen.

Issue 18: Money Laundering.

Follow the Money, William Wechsler. Offshore Financial Sector, Brian Stuart-Young.

Issue 19: IMF Conditionality.

Conditionality in Fund-Supported Programs—Overview, International Monetary Fund. 'Conditionalities' Choke RI's Recovery. Sidesh Kaul.

V. GLOBAL CHALLENGES.

Issue 20: Global Warming.

Understanding Climate Change, UN Environmental Program and WMO. Support for Bush Policies, Rep. Rohrbacher.

Issue 21: AIDS.

AIDS Epidemic Update, United Nations. Global Health, U.S. GAO.

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