Gloabl Issues: An Introduction

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Global Issues is an introduction to the nature and background of some of the central issues - economic, social, political, environmental - of modern times. This new edition of this text has been fully updated throughout and features expanded sections on issues such as global warming, biotechnology, and energy.


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Overview

Global Issues is an introduction to the nature and background of some of the central issues - economic, social, political, environmental - of modern times. This new edition of this text has been fully updated throughout and features expanded sections on issues such as global warming, biotechnology, and energy.


  • Fully updated throughout and features expanded sections on issues such as global warming, biotechnology, and energy.
  • An introduction to the nature and background of some of the central issues - economic, social, political, environmental - of modern times.
  • Covers a range of perspectives on a variety of societies, developed and developing.
  • Extensively illustrated with diagrams and photographs, contains guides to further reading, media, and internet resources, and includes suggestions for discussion and studying the material.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631226413
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/5/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND, REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304

Meet the Author

John L. Seitz is Professor Emeritus of Government at Wofford College. He earned a BA and MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and a PhD in political science from the University of Wisconsin. He has extensive first-hand experience of South Korea, Iran, Brazil, Liberia, and Pakistan. His Politics of Development was published by Blackwell in 1988. The first edition of his Global Issues has been widely used in colleges and universities in the UK, US and Canada and translated into Japanese and Portuguese.
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Table of Contents

Preface xi
1 The Wealth and Poverty of Nations 1
The Orthodox Approach 2
The Radical Approach 5
The Growth-with-Equity Approach 8
Conclusions 12
Notes 15
2 Population and Development 17
The Changing Population of the World 17
Causes of the Population Explosion 24
Population Growth Affects Development 26
Development Affects Population Growth 30
Governmental Population Policies 34
The Future 39
Conclusions 43
Notes 44
3 Food and Development 46
Food Production 46
How Many Are Hungry? 47
Causes of World Hunger 48
Food Affects Development 51
Development Affects Food 53
The Green Revolution 62
Governmental Food Policies 63
Future Food Supplies 66
Conclusions 71
Notes 72
4 Energy and Development 76
The Energy Crisis 76
Responses by Governments to the Energy Crisis 80
The Effect of the Energy Crisis on Third World Development Plans 84
The Relationship Between Energy Use and Development 86
The Greenhouse Effect 91
The Energy Transition 94
Nuclear Power: A Case Study 103
Conclusions 111
Notes 113
5 The Environment and Development 117
The Awakening 117
The Air 119
The Water 123
The Land 126
The Workplace and the Home 132
The Use of Natural Resources 135
The Extinction of Species 139
Environmental Politics 142
Conclusions 144
Notes 146
6 Technology and Development 149
Benefits of Technology 149
Short-term versus Long-term Benefits 150
Unanticipated Consequences of the Use of Technology 153
Inappropriate Uses of Technology 156
Limits to the "Technological Fix" 158
The Threat of Nuclear War: A Case Study 160
Conclusions 166
Notes 167
7 Alternative Futures 170
Doom 171
Growth 175
Steady State 177
Conclusions 179
Notes 181
Selected Bibliography 183
Index 189
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