Global Challenges: An Approach to Environmental, Political, and Economic Problems / Edition 1

Global Challenges: An Approach to Environmental, Political, and Economic Problems / Edition 1

by Todd Sandler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521587492

ISBN-13: 9780521587495

Pub. Date: 07/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Using simple economic reasoning, this book analyzes a broad range of global challenges including global warming, ozone shield depletion, acid rain, nuclear waste disposal, revolution dispersion, international terrorism, disease eradication, population growth, tropical deforestation, and peacemaking. These challenges are put into perspective in terms of scientific,…  See more details below

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Using simple economic reasoning, this book analyzes a broad range of global challenges including global warming, ozone shield depletion, acid rain, nuclear waste disposal, revolution dispersion, international terrorism, disease eradication, population growth, tropical deforestation, and peacemaking. These challenges are put into perspective in terms of scientific, economic, and political considerations. Many of these contingencies are shown to be solvable or reduceable without much explicit coordination among nations. Although there is no single panacea for these challenges, much can be done to tailor solutions. This book is intended for a wide audience drawn from the social sciences, including economics, environmental studies, political science, sociology, and public policy. It should also interest the general reader who wants to learn about global challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521587495
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Apocalypse now or never?1
2Global interdependencies: Basic tools and principles23
3For our children's children52
4Global house84
5Architecture of institutions142
6Change we must: Evolutionary concerns165
7Equity among nations?182
8Near horizons199
References215
Author index227
Subject index230

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