Global Crises, Global Solutions

Global Crises, Global Solutions

by Bjorn Lomborg, Bjrn Lomborg
     
 

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Lomborg (statistics, U. of Aarhus) explores ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: climate change, communicable diseases, conflicts and arms proliferation, access to education, financial instability, governance and corruption, malnutrition and hunger, migration, sanitation and access to clean water, and subsidies and trade barriers. He provides

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Lomborg (statistics, U. of Aarhus) explores ten of the most serious challenges facing the world today: climate change, communicable diseases, conflicts and arms proliferation, access to education, financial instability, governance and corruption, malnutrition and hunger, migration, sanitation and access to clean water, and subsidies and trade barriers. He provides arguments and data for this set of problems and hopes to help in prioritizing responses. Each issue is introduced by an expert who defines the scale of the problem and describes the cost and benefits of a range of policy options. Two sets of alternative perspectives are included with the proposals, and eight economists rank the options and evaluate the the policy proposals. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"This very useful compilation will serve to advance thinking and stimulate debate on these and related important contemporary global concerns." A.R. Sanderson, University of Chicago, CHOICE

"A hugely sensible book about global health and environmental problems, based on the 'Copenhagen Consensus' project documented in The Economist. Its authors, eminent economists, recognise that the resources to tackle such problems are finite and need to be applied where they are most likely to be effective. Better, for instance, to spend resources on the immediate problem of AIDS in Africa than the more distant one of global warming. This book is a healthy antidote to the narrow views of single-issue pressure groups." the Economist "Best Books of the Year"

"Especially recommended reading for government employees, non-governmental organizations, students of public policy and applied economics, and any individual with a direct personal or professional interest in global development issues." BOOKWATCH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521606141
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.65(d)

Meet the Author

Bjorn Lomborg is Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Aarhus and former Director, Environmental Assessment Institute, Copenhagen. He is author of the controversial best-seller The Skeptical Environmentalist 0521 1010683.

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