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Global Issues for Global Citizens: An Introduction to Key Development Challenges / Edition 1

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Overview

Written by 27 World Bank experts, this book draws on the Bank's unique global capabilities and experience to promote an understanding of key global issues that cannot be solved by any one nation alone in an increasingly interconnected world. It describes the forces that are shaping public and private action to address these issues and highlights the Bank's own work in these areas. Covering four broad themes (global economy, global human development, global environment, and global governance), this comprehensive volume provides an introduction to today's most pressing global issues—from poverty, conflict, and migration to climate change, international trade, education, health, and corruption.

With its straightforward presentation of complex topics, use of real world examples, and suggestions for further reading on-line and in the literature, this unique volume will be an invaluable resource for students in international relations, global business, public policy, international development studies, sociology as well as other interested readers.

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Inspired by its recent series of lectures to college students, the World Bank has put together a collection of relevant and accessible essays by 27 of its specialists. Originally created in 1944 to help with postwar reconstruction, the bank has since expanded its mission to encompass the elimination of extreme poverty everywhere by developing experimental aid programs and issuing grants and low-interest loans to spur economic growth in developing regions. (The role of the bank in reducing extreme poverty was brought to the attention of lay readers in economist Jeffery Sachs's recent The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time.) Divided into four parts-"The Global Economy," "Human Development," "Environment and Natural Resources," and "Global Governance"-this book is ambitious in scope, covering extreme poverty, pending environmental problems (e.g., climate change), conflict management strategies, and even international governance, with a special focus on the bank's own philosophy and its role in helping to solve these difficult problems. Best suited to larger public or academic libraries.-April Younglove, Linfield Coll. Lib., Portland Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821367315
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Series: Books Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 486
  • Sales rank: 896,287
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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